James Gunn Reportedly Wants IT’s Pennywise Actor Bill Skarsgård for Swamp Thing, Not Joker in ‘The Brave and the Bold’

James Gunn Reportedly Wants IT's Pennywise Actor Bill Skarsgård for Swamp Thing, Not Joker in 'The Brave and the Bold'
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James Gunn seems to be taking things in a lot of different directions than what DC Comics originally intended. With the upcoming DCU chapter of Gods and Monsters, Gunn wants to mix things up a bit.

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In a YouTube video, notable insider Jeff Sneider and host John Rocha sat down for a chat to discuss all things pop culture. Talking about the upcoming Batman movie The Brave and the Bold, Sneider alleged that Bill Skarsgård is the choice for portraying the role of Swamp Thing, and not Joker in the upcoming movie.

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James Gunn Wants To Hire Bill Skarsgård For Swamp Thing

The co-head of DC Studios has a knack for hiring notable actors in his universes and movies. With host John Rocha and notable insider Jeff Sneider sitting down for a chat, the duo talked about the recent pop culture updates and the change in actors and villains.

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In their talks, the duo discussed the upcoming chapter of the DCU, titled Gods and Monsters. With director James Gunn and Peter Safran co-helming the universe together, it seems that Gunn wants to hire IT actor Bill Skarsgård for the role of Swamp Thing. Jeff Sneider opened the talk about the Pennywise actor and how he would be a good choice, according to James Gunn.

“Skarsgård was the face of a billion dollar franchise. Someone mentioned to me the possibility of Bill Skarsgård as Swamp Thing.”

This comes after the fact that Bill Skarsgård and director Andy Muschietti are set to reunite with rumors that the latter is rumored to direct Batman: The Brave and the Bold. 

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As per The Hollywood Reporter, Andy Muschietti has been rumored to helm the movie as its director. This could be a good thing if it were true since it would reunite the actor-director duo. Andy Muschietti worked with Bill Skarsgård on the sets of the 2017 movie It.

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The director-actor duo was praised for their chemistry and how the movie came to be. Well, things could possibly turn out to be true since Skarsgård is indeed one of the finest actors out there. James Gunn does wish to improve upon the franchise and it seems that he is indeed taking the right steps necessary to make the reboot work.

There have currently been no developments or confirmed news regarding the movie. It seems that the movie will likely feature a partnership between Robin and Batman. The ongoing writer’s strike at the WGA will also likely impact the casting and the storyline of the movie, although there have been no comments so far.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Articles Published: 2023

Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.