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Old 09-09-2018, 01:21 AM   #2478
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‘Swamp Thing’: Crystal Reed To Star As Abby Arcane In DC Universe Series
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‘The Nun’ Screenwriter Gary Dauberman Talks ‘Conjuring’ Spin-offs, ‘It: Chapter 2’ and DC Universe’s ‘Swamp Thing’ [Interview]
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There’ve been a few attempts at Swamp Thing as movies. What can you do with the TV series and the resources available in 2018 to really do it right?

This is one, when you talked earlier about the rating for The Nun, we always set out to make Swamp Thing as hard R as we could and go graphic with the violence, with the adult themes and make it as scary as possible. Because we’re doing it through the DC streaming service, they really pushed us, although they didn’t have to push hard, for us to go as extreme as we could. We really took our inspiration from the Alan Moore run in Swamp Thing, this landmark I think run. Fans of that series will know it gets pretty weird and extreme and scary. We really wanted to live up to that standard that Moore set up back in the ‘80s. Then of course it allows us, Swamp Thing himself looks incredible what Justin Raleigh and the guys over at Fractured are doing with the suit. So it’s going to look amazing and less of the “man in suit” that you’ve seen in the movie and the other TV show.

But it is still a suit?

There is a physical costume, yes.

Is it the origin story of Swamp Thing?

Yeah, it’s the origin story of the Swamp Thing and it’s Alec Holland wrestling with who he’s become. A lot of it’s told through the point of view of Abby Arcane.

We’ll see Titans first but is there an idea that these shows can share a universe?

I think the opportunity is there if we want to but it’s not mandated. I think we could if, in the future, it organically works itself out to be that way. I haven’t discussed that with the guys from Titans and they haven’t discussed it with us.

Is there an opportunity to update Swamp Thing for any modern day environmental concerns?

That stuff is hard not to address when you’re doing a show like this. Certainly, it’s not Captain Planet but there is an underlying eco message there. We don’t want to become too preachy with that stuff but it’s more of dealing with people who are living out in the swamps and what they do to the environment, how it affects things and causes things to react. It’s hard not to draw some parallel there to what’s happening today.
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