James Gunn Confirms the Director of DC's Swamp Thing Movie!

Author: Shobith C / April 06, 2023

James Gunn’s DC Universe has found a writer and director for their upcoming Swamp Thing movie, as confirmed by DC Studios CEO James Gunn. Speaking in an interview with Collider, the director revealed that he’s currently writing both Swamp Thing movie and a Star Wars movie.

The director in question is none other than James Mangold, known for his work on Logan and Ford v Ferrari. “The truth is, I’m writing both right now, and who knows what’s going to happen and what’s gonna blossom first or second? So there’s your thing, I’m doing Swamp Thing, there’s your scoop. It’s not a rumor, it’s happening. I put it online,” said James Mangold while speaking to Collider.

Right after that  DC Studios CEO James Gunn wrote on Twitter: “Of course when we started charting the course for the DCU one of the first people I talked to was the super talented @mang0ld about writing and directing his passion project Swamp Thing.” 


With Mangold’s talents as a writer and director, as well as his passion for the project, the Swamp Thing movie has the potential to be a standout addition to the DC universe.

Swamp Thing is a character that has been a part of DC Comics since the early 1970s, and has been adapted into various movies and TV shows over the years. However, fans of the character have been eagerly awaiting a new adaptation, and with the confirmation of Mangold’s involvement, they have reason to be excited.

Mangold’s previous works have shown his ability to balance action and drama, making him an ideal candidate to bring the unique character of Swamp Thing to life on the big screen. In addition, his talents as a writer are sure to bring depth and nuance to the character and his story.

The Swamp Thing movie will be a part of rebooted DC universe, with the hiring of Mangold, there is hope for the future of their comic book adaptations.

Fans of the character will be eager to see how Mangold brings Swamp Thing to life on the big screen. The character, who is a humanoid/plant hybrid, has always been a unique and intriguing part of the DC Comics universe. With Mangold’s talents and passion for the character, the upcoming movie has the potential to be a standout addition to the superhero movie genre.

Overall, the confirmation of James Mangold as the writer and director of the Swamp Thing movie is great news for fans of the character and DC Comics as a whole. With his talent and passion for the project, there is a lot of potentials for this movie to be a standout addition to the superhero movie genre. Fans will eagerly await more updates on the project as it moves forward toward production and eventual release. 

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