Report: Kevin Durand in Talks to Play DC Villain On Swamp Thing

DC Universe's Swamp Thing live-action series is reportedly looking to cast Kevin Durand in a key, villainous role.

With the recent casting of Andy Bean and Derek Mears as Swamp Thing's leads, the upcoming drama is rounding off its cast. There's any number of villains who could face off against Swamp Thing, but it appears the streaming service is taking the traditional route.

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According to That Hashtag Show, Durand is tipped to play Jason Woodrue, aka the Floronic Man, introduced in 1962 as an enemy of The Atombefore taking on his Floronic Man persona. The character, by then known as The Seeder, played a significant role in Alan Moore's relaunch of Saga of the Swamp Thing, in which he's hired to investigate how Alec Holland was transformed into the monster.

Floronic Man

The pilot's co-writer has promised that he's pushed for Swamp Thing to be as close to a hard R as the streaming service will allow. While the inclusion of Floronic Man hints at the series being a grisly creature feature, the casting of Durand isn't official just yet. The site reports that he will join the premiere season of Swamp Thing in a recurring role as the "slick and cunning scientist" determined to control The Green and take over the world.

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Durand has been a staple of the television and movie scene for a number of years and known for his villain roles in Lost, Stargate SG-1 and Smokin' Aces. Durand has also been a series regular on shows including Dark Angel, and starred as Vasiliy Fet on all four seasons of The Strain.

Executive produced by James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman, Swamp Thing will premiere in 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service.

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