Swamp Thing was officially canceled after one episode aired and Aquaman director James Wan responded to the news via Instagram.
James Wan has been heavily involved with DC project as of late. He served as executive producer of the Swamp Thing pilot and he also directed the recent Aquaman film and will likely return for the sequel. On his Instagram, James Wan urged fans to watch the Swamp Thing series while also praising the cast and crew for their work on it. Check it out:
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Don’t really know or understand why #Swampthing was cancelled, but I can tell you this — all the cast and crew, and producing/writing team poured their hearts into this. Really proud of everyone’s hard work. Go watch episode 2, and immortalize these 10 episodes. Swampy deserves it.
Earlier this week, DC Universe pulled the plug on Swamp Thing less than a week after it debuted on the streaming platform. Fans were confused with the news and the hashtag #saveswampthing went viral online in an attempt to revive the series. James Wan is still urging fans to watch the entire season. The cancellation was reported as to being caused by a tax rebate error that North Carolina promised, however, according to Deadline, there were several factors for the cancellation. Swamp Thing was eligible to receive up to $12 million from the North Carolina film grant funding which is replenished by the state with $31 million each year. However, chairs of the House of Representatives opted to remove the grant’s upcoming $31 million in funding after the N.C. Department of Commerce mistakenly said the grant program still had $67 million sitting unused.
These claims have been all been denied by North Carolina, so no official reason for the cancellation has been revealed.
What do you think about Swamp Thing being canceled? Are you on James Wan’s side, will you still support the series till the end? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments!
Here is the synopsis for Swamp Thing:
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.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.