Aquaman is not the only DC comic James Wan is bringing to the screen. He is also a producer on DC Universe’s Swamp Thing streaming series, with Annabelle, The Nun and Lights Out writer Gary Dauberman writing the show with Mark Verheiden. The show’s main creature will be the transformation of Alec Holland into Swamp Thing, but Wan says he’ll be involved in creating more swamp creatures for the show.
“Of course, that’s part of the appeal,” Wan said during an interview for Aquaman. “I have an amazing team of showrunners and writers on this. Just like I was with Aquaman, we’re very respectful to the source material with Swamp Thing as well.”
While Wan wouldn’t describe any of the creatures he’s considering, he did hint from where they might come from. See which Swamp Thing comics have most inspired the DC Universe series and take your pick from there.
“We’re a big fan of Alan Moore’s take on it so picking a particular story and using that as the foundation to kick it off,” Wan said. “If we’re lucky, we can have many other stories to tell.”
Even though Wan directed the Aquaman movie for DC, creating a television show is a different beast, so to speak.
“It’s different,” Wan said. “It’s for DC streaming and it’s different. It’s for television. It’s just a different medium.”
Swamp Thing premieres on DC Universe in 2019.