SWAMP THING Adds HALLOWEEN Actor Will Patton As Lead Villain Avery Sunderland

SWAMP THING Adds HALLOWEEN Actor Will Patton As Lead Villain Avery Sunderland

DC Universe's live-action Swamp Thing series has found its chief bad guy in the form of Halloween and The Punisher actor Will Patton, who will play the ruthless Avery Sunderland. More past the jump...

As Swamp Thing continues to round out its cast, the latest addition is the always reliable Will Patton, who was last seen as The Sheriff in David Gordon Green's Halloween revival.

Patton will play Avery Sunderland, who will actually be introduced as the DC Universe show's lead villain.

According to Deadline's description, this take on Sunderland "serves as the de facto patriarch of his Louisiana hometown, always giving back to the community. His benevolent veneer, however, masks a ruthless determination to harness the power of the swamp for profit."

In the comics, this character is more of a minor antagonist that paves the way for The Floronic Man's reintroduction as one of Swampy's more established foes, but, as far as we know, Jason Woodrue has not been cast.

Swamp Thing is being developed as a one-hour show, and has Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica) and Gary Dauberman (It) on board to write the pilot. They'll also executive produce alongside Michael Clear and James Wan. Len Wiseman will helm the first episode.
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