New details on the reason behind DC Universe’s decision to cancel Swamp Thing have been revealed.
Earlier today, it was confirmed DC Universe opted to cancel Swamp Thing less than a week after the series debuted on the streaming service. While the reason for the sudden cancelation was uncertain, Movies.com writer John Gholson shared details on the circumstances that led to Warner Bros. shutting down production in North Carolina and canceling Swamp Thing after just one season.
As Gholson recounts, North Carolina promised a tax rebate they were unable to deliver following a paperwork error. According to StarNewsOnline, Swamp Thing was eligible to receive up to $12 million from North Carolina’s film grant funding, which the state replenishes with $31 million each fiscal year. However, chairs of the House of Representatives’ appropriations committee reportedly opted to remove the grant’s upcoming $31 million in funding from the 2019-20 fiscal year budget after the N.C. Department of Commerce is said to have mistakenly told members of the committee the grant program still had $67 million sitting unused.
Furthermore, Deadline reports the new leadership at WarnerMedia was “not particularly high on Swamp Thing.” There is a solid chance the combination of this displeasure from the WarnerMedia bosses and the grant funding error’s impact on Swamp Thing‘s budget were the reason behind DC Universe’s decision to cancel the series.
What do you make of DC Universe’s decision to cancel the series? Let us know below!
SWAMP THING follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.
Swamp Thing stars Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane, Maria Sten as Liz, Henderson Wade as Matt Cable, Jeryl Prescott as Madame Xanadu, Virginia Madsen as Maria Sunderland, Will Patton as Avery Sunderland, Jennifer Beals as an original character created for the series, Andy Bean as Alec Holland, Kevin Durand as Jason Woodrue, Ian Ziering as Blue Devil, and Derek Mears as the titular creature.
Swamp Thing is now available exclusively on DC Universe.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos