‘Swamp Thing’ Director James Wan Puzzled by its Cancellation: WATCH

James Wan at the The Nun World Premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX on September 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA.

Only one episode of the highly anticipated Swamp Thing had aired on the DC Universe streaming service. While the remaining nine episodes will air as scheduled, the series will not be renewed. Wan, it should be remembered, has directed the biggest hit that Warner Bros. has seen with its recent DC movie outings, with Aquaman.

The stars of Aquaman, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Patrick Wilson, James Wan and Jason Momoa at the 2018 CinemaCon – Warner Bros The Big Picture held at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, USA on April 24, 2018.

“Don’t really know or understand why #Swampthing was cancelled,” he wrote, “but I can tell you this — all the cast and crew, and producing/writing team poured their hearts into this. Really proud of everyone’s hard work. Go watch episode 2, and immortalize these 10 episodes. Swampy deserves it.”

It’s been suggested that the reason for the cancellation is part of the pivot to prioritizing Warner’s own plans for a comprehensive streaming service that would absorb the DCU service.

The episode order for Swamp Thing was reduced from 13 to 10 episodes in April, seldom a positive sign. Its eight remaining episodes will continue to air as scheduled, with a new one debuting on DC Universe each Friday through August 2.

Wan and his production company, Atomic Monster, have a full plate even without Swamp Thing thanks to the Aquaman and Conjuring franchises as well as a Mortal Kombat adaptation, all at Warner Bros.

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Watch the trailer to Swamp Thing below.

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