Exclusive: DC Universe and Swamp Thing Both Getting Cancelled

EB: This week there have been rumors swirling around for the DC Universe streaming service and one of its planned series, Swamp Thing.

Reports have come out stating that Warner Bros. has reduced the series down to just 10 episodes, but now thanks to our source, it appears that the show will be cancelled altogether, along with the DC Universe service itself.

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GGEZ410d ago

sad but it had to happen. This universe started with the wrong foot, they chose a hack to develop it and now one of the biggest actors, Ben Ben Affleck, already quit. But worst of all is that after all of this dumpster fire both Wonder Woman and Aquaman ended up being pretty good.

Hroach616409d ago

They aren’t talking about the DCEU(film division). That’s still doing whatever it’s doing. DC Universe(what their talking about) is the DC streaming app/service. DC/WB’s “Netflix” type service. WB got bought by AT&T last year and they are going to be doing their own streaming service at some point with all that content.
The DCEU will continue its rocky road of ups and downs for the foresee able future.

BlackTar187409d ago

Ben Affleck was the worst thing to happen to DCEU(Film) him and Jared leto

but yea this isn't about the DC film universe

mearl74409d ago

Fake news!

Exclusive: The DC Universe Streaming Service is Not in Danger, Even as ‘Swamp Thing’ Ends Production Early

Earlier today, we reported that Swamp Thing wrapped production early due to “creative differences,” with a truncated 10-episode season set to debut on the DC Universe streaming at the end of May. However, with the reports of the show’s filming ending sooner than expected came rumors that this indicated trouble for DC Universe. /Film can confirm that this is not the case.

/Film has exclusively learned that the potential issues with Swamp Thing‘s production do not reflect the health of the DC Universe service. Reports from various outlets suggested that the future of DC Universe was in doubt amid the early production wrap for its latest original series. However /Film confirmed with sources close to the studio that those two topics are unrelated to each other.

Since DC Universe launched in October, it is outpacing expectations, according to /Film’s sources. The streaming service recently doubled its comic book library in March, while a surprise XBox One launch has also been recently announced. Swamp Thing is not the only original title it has planned down the line through 2020 either, with series like Stargirl and Harley Quinn still set to debut.

However, the DC Universe’s bright future may not extend to Swamp Thing, which has seen some bumps and swerves in production, as shown by reports of the crew’s surprised reaction to the episode-length cut and the now-deleted Instagram comments of cast member Virginia Madsen. However, the “creative reasons” for Swamp Thing’s behind-the-scenes changes may not totally spell doom for the show. We shall see how this show itself fares, but for now, the service on which it is set to debut on May 31 is doing just fine.

Hroach616409d ago

It’s not “fake news” considering this isn’t official. It’s a rumor. Something that isn’t news to begin with can’t be fake news. Rumors are often unsubstantiated and or false. But it would make sense if AT&T were wanting to start their own streaming service. But what will most likely happen is it will get spun into whatever AT&T decides to start if anything.