Concept artist Houston Sharp has revealed a design he did for Swamp Thing in Doug Liman’s canceled Justice League Dark film.
Since the box office disappointment of Justice League, a number of projects for the planned DC Extended Universe have been canceled and/or reworked into something else altogether. One such film was Justice League Dark which has had various directors attached to it including Guillermo del Toro and Doug Liman. Neither project got out of the planning stage but some work on Doug Liman’s film was done.
Traditionally, Justice League Dark is the name for a group of superheroes usually lead by John Constatine and deal with more supernatural threats that the main Justice League is otherwise not equipped to handle. The team first came together in The New 52 book of the same name, with the book being involved in various crossover events of the imprint. Swamp Thing was frequently a member of the Justice Leauge Dark team and was even a character in animated film, Justice League Dark. But, as it turned out, the character was once set to be a live-action member of the team as well.
In a recent post, Huston Sharp revealed a few concept designs he did for Swamp Thing in the planned film which reveal a massive version of the iconic character:
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SWAMP THING. An old concept I did for Doug Liman's cancelled Justice League Dark movie. Doug had the idea of Swamp Thing being a spirit of the swamp, coming into form when a group of arsonists set the plants ablaze. This particular design was a collaboration between myself and @david_masson_sg . Too bad the film got canned, it was a lot of fun to work on! More JLD concepts incoming, stay tuned! #dc #justiceleague #swampthing #painting #art #fire
What do you all make of these designs? Would you like to have seen Swamp Thing make his big-screen appearance in a Justice League Dark film? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for the latest Justice League film:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
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