Pennywise star Bill Skarsgard would be in negotiations to play the Swamp Thing lead in the James Mangold-directed film.
A recent rumor wanted the interpreter of It e John Wick Bill Skarsgård next to join the DC Universe in a mysterious role. Many bet on the possible engagement of him as the Joker or even the new Batman of The Brave and the Boldbut a new rumor would have revealed the role he should play: Swamp Thing.
The rumor comes from scooper Jeff Sneider of The Hot Mic and of course is without official confirmation. We don’t know if Bill Skarsgård is actually in talks for the part, but talking about casting seems premature given that director James Mangold, in addition to having Indiana Jones and the Quadrant of Destinyis in development on his Bob Dylan biopic starring Timothée Chalamet.
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What do we know about Swamp Thing?
One of the new DCu projects announced by James Gunn, for now we don’t know much about the new live-action version of the Swamp Thing. It looks like the movie “will investigate the dark origins of the Swamp Thing”. Gunn also confirmed it will be “much more terrifying than the past, but we will still see him interact with the other characters”.
In 1982, a film inspired by Swamp Thing directed by Wes Craven with Ray Wise as Alec Holland, while in 1989 the sequel was released. There was also a three-season TV series on USA Network and an animated series on Fox Kids.
Another live action TV series on Swamp Thing it was later released in 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service, canceled immediately after the pilot episode due to creative differences. The series consisting of only 10 episodes then landed on the CW in 2020.