Alex Garland has had one hell of a career since bursting onto the scene thanks to Danny Boyle’s The Beach, an adaptation of Garland’s novel. Garland subsequently went on to write 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd, and he made his directorial debut with the Oscar-nominated Ex Machina. Up next, he unleashes total Annihilation.
In promotion of Annihilation, Garland took part in a Reddit AMA over the weekend, where he was asked which comic book character he’d most want to write/direct.
Garland’s response? Swamp Thing. To which we say, YES PLEASE!
“The Swamp Thing (Dr. Alec Holland) is a fictional character and antihero in comic books published by DC Comics. He is a humanoid/plant elemental creature, created by writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson. Swamp Thing has had several humanoid or monster incarnations in various different storylines.
He first appeared in House of Secrets #92 (July 1971) in a stand-alone horror story set in the early 20th century. The character then returned in a solo series, set in the contemporary world and in the general DC continuity. The character is a swamp monster that resembles an anthropomorphic mound of vegetable matter. He fights to protect his swamp home, the environment in general, and humanity from various supernatural or terrorist threats.”
Swamp Thing made the leap to the big screen in the 1982 feature film, directed by Wes Craven, and was recently set to appear in a potential Justice League Dark film.