Swamp Thing Casting: Andy Bean is Alec Holland, Derek Mears Confirmed

Andy Bean and Derek Mears have joined the cast of Swamp Thing for DC Universe.

Two new casting announcements for Swamp Thing are here!

Andy Bean (IT: Chapter Two, Power) will be playing Dr. Alec Holland on Swamp Thing for DC Universe. Here’s the official character description:

Passionate biologist Alec Holland is 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. Holland’s discovery leads him into conflict with dark forces, from which he emerges as the elemental hero known as Swamp Thing.

Warner Bros. has also confirmed reports that Derek Mears of Friday the 13th fame will be playing the Swamp Thing himself. Here’s the character description for that one:

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.

Swamp Thing focuses on 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.

Len Wiseman is set to direct the Swamp Thing pilot for DC Universe, from a script by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman. James Wan (Aquaman) is an executive producer.

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