In the wake of San Diego Comic-Con and the announcement of an animated Justice League Dark film Warner Bros. Animation, a new bit of footage surfaces of what could have been the live-action film version of Swamp Thing. The footage can be viewed in the player below.
Director Joseph Kahn (Power/Rangers) made it known that he had previously pitched the idea of a JLD film to Warner Bros., including the animation test, prior to the announcement of the animated film. Because of this, it is very likely that the JLD film may very well be shelved for the foreseeable future (maybe). Director Guilermo Del Toro (Pacific Rim, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) had been adamantly championing a film adaptation of the magic-based super-team, despite no official green light ever being given on the proposed project.
Previous rumors hinted toward Ron Perlman as playing Swamp Thing, with Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor being mentioned for potentially playing John Constantine, along with another rumor that Ben Mendelsohn, who will serve as the villain in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was being eyed for the role of Anton Arcane, the film’s primary villain.
Created by Peter Milligan and Mikel Jenin in 2011 — and later taken over by Jeff Lemire — Justice League Dark is about a team of supernatural ‘heroes’ (some would debate otherwise) existing within the DC universe. Among their ranks; John Constantine, Madame Xanadu, Zatanna, Deadman and Swamp Thing (to name a few). Fated (or perhaps cursed) to band together whenever supernatural threats, the likes of which even Superman and the Justice League can’t handle, arises.
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