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BREAKING: DC Subscription service reveals name AND a James Wan produced Swamp Thing series

May 2nd, 2018 by Marc Comments

We’ve been reporting on the DC Subscription service for a while now and tonight we have loads of news on it including an official name, logos and a really exciting new series.

First up, the service will be called DC Universe and here’s the details:

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DC Universe is a first-of-its kind, immersive digital experience designed just for DC fans. One of the many incredible things your membership will include is unlimited access to the following exclusive original series:

Young Justice: Outsiders is the long awaited third season of the fan favourite Young Justice series. You can read all about how it came to be, who’ll be in it and much more here

Theres’s not a awful lot known about the series yet except it’s going to be animated and more adult oriented – like Deadpool tonally we hear – Margot Robbie is expected to voice Quinn and several characters including Joker, Poison Ivy and others are expected to appear. Find it all out here.

Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Lindsey Gort as Detective Amy Rohrbach, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Dwain Murphy as Negative Man, Jake Michaels as Cliff Steel, April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl, and Bruno Bichir as Dr. Niles Caulder. Here’s the official synopsis:

“Titans explores one of the most popular comic book teams ever. It follows a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In the action-adventure series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes that includes Starfire, Raven and others.”

Titans is set to premiere in 2018 

We also know that Lobo’s daughter, Doom Patrol and many others are set to appear in the show.

So, that’s the show we know about… now for the BIG one we didn’t before:

DC Universe will exclusively be streaming a  new Swamp Thing live-action series.

Yes!

And what’s more, it’s going to be overseen by Aquaman director James Wan!

SWAMP THING

Platform: Only on DC Universe
Auspices: Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Television
Order: Script-to-series order
Format: One-hour drama
Executive Producers: James Wan (Atomic Monster), Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear (Atomic Monster)
Co-Producer: Rob Hackett (Atomic Monster)
Written by: Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman
Based on characters from DC created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson
Logline: When CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.

And here’s the official logo:

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….