A new rumor suggests that Bill Skarsgard may be heading to the swamps to play Alec Holland in James Mangold’s Swamp Thing film.
While all eyes may be on the upcoming casting of Superman: Legacy, it seems that’s not the only DC film with some movement going on. According to Jeff Sneider of the Hot Mic podcast, Skarsgard has been rumored for Brave and the Bold, but it’s actually Swamp Thing that he may be heading to. No word as of yet when official casting news will be announced.
Skarsgard has been an in-demand actor since his spine-tingling performance as Pennywise in the two It films. He recently followed that up with a turn in John Wick: Chapter 4.
Other than James Gunn writing and directing Superman: Legacy, Mangold has been the only confirmed writer and director for another DC Universe project so far.
This won’t be his first foray into comic book territory. He famously directed the last Wolverine film, Logan, which was met with both fan and critical praise for its take on the final days of Marvel’s most famous mutant.
This will mark the fifth live-action take on Swamp Thing, and sixth overall. Previously there were two films released in 1982 and 1989. Two live-action TV series were released in 1990 and 2019. And there was one animated series that only had five episodes released in 1990. Which, if you have never seen its opening credits, you really need to.
No word on a release date for the Swamp Thing movie as of yet.
IMAGE SOURCE: Shutterstock – Bill Skarsgard – Kathy Hutchins