Swamp Thing revealed

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#1 Edited by uninspiredcup (33446 posts) -

They had a trailer up for abit, but this is the first clear set photo of the character design. What do you think?

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The newest hero from DC Universe is set to make his debut, but it's going to be unlike anything from the superhero streaming service yet. Where as Titans used a grin and gritty approach to capes, while Doom Patrolembraced the weird, Swamp Thing will apply a gothic horror aesthetic to the genre.

Ahead of the premiere on May 31st, DC Universe just unveiled a new series of images from the plot for Swamp Thing, including our best look yet at the transformed monstrosity and Avatar of the Green. Take a look in the images below.

Much like Titans and Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing will take advantage of the streaming service's mature label. Derek Mears, the actor who plays the creature on the series, recently spoke with ComicBook.com and made it clear that the show would be leaning heavily into that "hard R" rating.

"I heard, without giving anything away, I heard on the production side at one point a story from one of the upper echelon creators, or studio execs saying something like, 'Wait, you're going to do what on-screen?'" Mears explained. "They go, 'That's pretty...that's really violent.'"

Mears is excited for the horror series, which comes from producer James Wan and writer Gary Dauberman, both of whom have been shepherding The Conjuring franchise of films and spinoffs.

"I would say, I'm a fan representing the fans, and going, 'Yeah, I would tune into this 1000%,'" the actor added. "And the other thing, which I was really excited about, in my opinion, after watching the monitors of unfinished footage, just from the day of shooting is that the style and the tone feels very much like Seven, in a sense, like really dark and broody, and I'm excited."

We'll get to see just how horrific the series will be when Swamp Thingpremieres on DC Universe on May 31st. Keep scrolling to see all of the new photos.

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#2 Edited by DEVILinIRON (4835 posts) -

Looks a lot like the creature from the comic book. I guess they probably won't be following Alan Moore's story arc for the Thing. I don't remember any hard R related material in it. If they do, it might be like how The Watchmen was transitioned on to the big screen. Still, I am as much of a fan of the 80's movie and the comic book to watch this new version. Though admittedly The 80's film did have some gory scenes.

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#3 Posted by npiet1 (2258 posts) -

I do like these shows, my only issue is the unnecessary drama and nearly 99% it isn't from the original source, so far to many shows focus to much on the drama instead of the story they are trying to tell.

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#4 Posted by uninspiredcup (33446 posts) -

@npiet1 said:

I do like these shows, my only issue is the unnecessary drama and nearly 99% it isn't from the original source, so far to many shows focus to much on the drama instead of the story they are trying to tell.

DC abit of a mixed bag when it comes to shows. Although it's nice they can veer so differently in tone.

This looks like a straight up horror movie.

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#5 Posted by npiet1 (2258 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: I just don't understand how they can do animation so right yet live action is terrible.

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#6 Posted by DaVillain- (36580 posts) -

Got that CW vibe from this teaser.

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#7 Posted by NoodleFighter (10257 posts) -

And it's cancelled

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#8 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4835 posts) -

Oh bummer.

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#9 Edited by npiet1 (2258 posts) -

@NoodleFighter said:

And it's cancelled

REALLY? My 3 year old and I really liked it even though we've only seen the first episode. I hope they atleast finish the season.

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#10 Edited by uninspiredcup (33446 posts) -

Dam. Pretty decent first episode as well.

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#11 Edited by DigitalNoodle (183 posts) -

@NoodleFighter: I hope this season does not end with a cliffhanger.