Yesterday, DC Studios revealed some of the projects that will be part of the DCU's "Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters" slate, though the vast majority don't have filmmakers attached to them.
We're assuming those talks are taking place, and with this new shared world not really set to kick off in earnest until 2025 with Superman: Legacy (Waller may be with us next year), there's still plenty of time. There are some names floating around, though, and Logan and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny director James Mangold has previously been linked to the DCU.
While it was reported that he could take the helm of Gunn's Superman movie, it appears the filmmaker may be eyeing up a very different DC Comics adaptation.
As you can see below, Mangold has taken to Twitter to share a comic book panel of Swamp Thing, prompting speculation that he either hopes or plans to direct this movie. The filmmaker would be an unexpected and exciting choice to bring the character to the big screen, especially as the hero is one we anticipate being front and centre in a horror-style DCU movie.
All we know for now, though, is that "The film will investigate the dark origins of Swamp Thing."
The character previously appeared in a short-lived TV series on DC Universe that was loved by fans, but scrapped due to budget constraints. That news was met with a negative response, and while we don't expect this movie to be tied to that in any way, the fact Swamp Thing is returning to a live-action setting - in theaters, no less - is fantastic news.
Now the slate has been revealed, we don't anticipate immediate updates on any of these projects, though they're bound to start taking shape in the next year or so.
Would you like to see Mangold helm Swamp Thing for DC Studios?