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Kevin Durand to Play Floronic Man, “Swamp Thing’s” Nemesis!

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Kevin Durand (“Lost”, “The Strain”) has joined the cast of the upcoming DC Universe series “Swamp Thing” in the role of Jason Woodrue, the brilliant but abrasive scientist who longtime fans of DC Comics also know as the transmogrified super-villain called Floronic Man.

As Deadline also notes, Durand has been a supervillain before having portrayed Fred Dukes (a.k.a. The Blob) in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and as Vasiliy Fet, an exterminator of vampires, on “The Strain”.

While Derek Mears was previously cast as the title character It: Chapter Two star Andy Bean was recently added as Alec Holland, the human version of the character.

Explains the site:

“The character is described as emerging from the swamp with a monstrous physique and strange new powers over plant life, the man who was once Alec Holland struggles to hold onto his humanity. When dark forces converge on the town of Marais, Swamp Thing must embrace what he has become in order to defend the town as well as the natural world at large. Prior to his life as the elemental hero, Holland was a biologist who gets caught in the crosshairs of a small town nightmare, when he discovers a bizarre local illness may be connected to his work in the swamp.”

Per DC Universe, “Swamp Thing” follows Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.

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