Following last month’s announcement that James Wan would help produce a Swamp Thing series for the upcoming DC Universe streaming service and the character descriptions for Swamp Thing himself and his eventual love interest for the show, ThatHashtagShow has once again dug up new info on the show! This time, the site has revealed character details for Sheriff Matthew Cable and an unknown “Series Villain.”
The former character came with this brief description:
He is the sheriff of the town and former high school sweetheart to Abby Arcane. A good guy with anger issues.
However the site also noted that “DC is looking for someone in their mid-30’s to fill this role and are using actor James Marsden as their prototype.” As for the unknown Series Villain, ThatHashtagShow offers that, “DC is looking to cast someone late-40s to late-50s in the mold of Lawrence Fishburne or Jeff Goldblum… to play a “smart, slick and cunning” villain.” As for who this character could be, the site is guessing it’s either Anton Arcane or General Avery Carlton Sunderland.
The site elaborates:
“A scientist and magician fixated on immortality, Arcane, the uncle of Abby, finds a way to “cure” Alec, stripping him of his powers and replacing him as the Swamp Thing with the intention of using the great powers to pursue his evil agenda. Louis Jordan played Arcane in the 1982 Swamp Thing film and the 1989 sequel, giving those of you who saw those two gems an idea of what kind of man Holland, Arcane and Cable will be going up against.
Of course it’s also possible that given the Sunderland Corporation’s role in the series that this villain is NOT Arcane, but instead General Avery Carlton Sunderland. The President and CEO of Sunderland Corporation, the general worked to uncover the mystery of Alec Holland and the Swamp Thing and was eventually responsible for bringing Jason Woodrue, aka the Floronic Man, into the mix.
So while there are some options on the table, this IS a horror series and Arcane seems like a much more sustainable and appropriate villain than Sunderland, but as of now, we can’t be sure just who this villain is and can only offer our own insight and opinion.“
I can’t wait to see this show come to life over the next year or two! But what about you guys? Are you excited? Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section below!