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‘Swamp Thing’ TV Show Gets Axed!

Actress Virginia Madsen confirmed production of DC Universe’s TV series Swamp Thing has been unexpected cut short as Warner Bros. evaluates future of DC Universe streaming service.

The television series Swamp Thing, based on the character from DC comics of the same name, was set to premiere a week after Doom Patrol’s season finale has aired. As of now, that is still going to happen, set  to air its first episode until May 31st.

 

 

DC Streaming Service Timetable

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However the TV show was still being shot. This isn’t strange for a weekly television series, but what is strange is that the production has been abruptly cut short.

A local North Carolina new outlet, Star News, reported that no other than actress Virginia Madsen, who has been cast as Maria Sunderland, a woman “who traded in her privileged upbringing for the swamps of Marais when she married local business magnate” posted on Instagram this morning, “I’m beyond sad. What a terrible decision. We have been cut to the core by those who have never set foot into the Swamp. And despite the rule I am going to use the hashtag. #swampthing.”

The post was deleted minutes later, however Geeks Worldwide was able to get this screenshot:

 

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Star News has also informed us that “[l]ocal crew members were notified of the unexpected development Tuesday night, and were told the project would wrap production on episode 10 and then halt as writers and producers rewrite an ending.”

As of now, it’s unknown how this ending is going to affect the series. Did Warner Bros realize they were dragging the series on for longer than it should have and were desperately trying to avoid a Marvel-Netflix situation? Or did they just not like the ending at all? How far in production were they exactly?

All these questions and more are not known, but we’ll keep you updated. What is known that according to film grant applications filed with North Carolina the series had $85 million invested locally for the entire first season.

It is unclear how this affects other DC Universe shows in production.

 

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Warner Bros. Eyeing Muslim Actor for Role of Hawkman

🎶 Rumor has it 🎶

🎶 Rumor has it 🎶

 

Okay, I’ll stop quoting Adele – even though Rumor Has It is a great song – but according to  WeGotThisCovered and CosmicBook , DC and Warner Bros are looking for a Muslim actor to star as Hawkman:

Sources close to We Got This Covered can confirm that as has been rumored a few times now, WB is definitely developing a Hawkman movie and apparently, are eyeing a Muslim actor (who wasn’t named), between the age of 30-39, for the lead role. Furthermore, it’s said that Hawkgirl will feature as well, though no details on who may play her were disclosed.

 

Illustration of Hawkman arms outstretched in flight
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This would be a great win for diversity in the comic book world, as well as for Hollywood over all!

 

For those who don’t read comic books (why don’t you? They have words and pictures! The best of both worlds!) Hawkman is a dude named Carter Hall. Introduced back in 1940, he’s an archaeologist who finds an ancient knife, and upon touching it, he realizes he is the reincarnation of Khufu, the Egyptian Prince which an evil priest named Hath-Set killed with that very knife.

 

Illustration of Hawkman- with the caption 'The Hawkman- Peril of the Night'
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Well, that’s the Golden Age origin. He’s also got a second origin, which basically just adds to his first origin.

Basically Prince Khufu reincarnates himself using alien technology and becomes cursed to be reincarnated countless times – always finding the reincarnated love of his life before being killed by a reincarnated Hath-Set. Who knows how far they are going to dive into his origin?

In fact, who knows anything? Let’s face it: DC movie news is constantly in flux. Remember when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was cast as Black Adam.

 

Dwayne The Rock Johnson looking to the left
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For those of you who don’t know Dwayne Johnson has been cast as Black Adam since forever ago. Heck, back in August of 2018, Hiram Garcia, president of productions at Seven Bucks Productions, told Collider that, “…I pitched [the character] to Dwayne early on, and he loved the idea, and we’ve just kind of kept it in the back of our mind”.

So Dawyne Johnson has been cast as Black Adam – they just need a movie to put him in. Could this Hawkman movie be it? Or will it go the way of “Rumor has it Michael B Jordan might be Superman” and disappear from our consciousness, making this article obsolete?

 

Illustration of Black Adam
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Let’s hope not.

 

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