– by Kyle Malone

There’s something in the swamp… Swamp Thing! See what I did there? Never mind. DC Universe’s upcoming show, based on the comic by the same name, looks to go darker than anything DC has done on the big or small screen so far. Well maybe not darker than BvS but night vision goggles are expensive… See what I… Okay, I’m done with the bad jokes. This show will lean heavily on horror tropes and looks to get a few creep out moments in on the audience. However, the show had its episode count cut from 13 episodes to 10 and that’s not a good sign for the show or DC Universe.

Related: Swamp Thing Trailer Makes Show Look Like A Frightening Creature Feature

DC Universe’s future is in question. That’s just a fact. Yes Titans did better than expected and Doom Patrol is being enjoyed, but their approach to a rotating library of comics, shows, and movies doesn’t seem to be bringing in the subscribers they wished. The episode number cut for Swamp Thing is another sign of these troubles.

With Warner Bros. looking to start their own streaming service, everyone else is, it’s hard to see the point in keeping DC Universe separate. WB would be smart to absorb DC Universe and have one large Disney+ style service. The fact Disney+ will have their library static and just continue to add to it is appealing to me. The rotating library over at DC is a bad idea if you ask me and may be part of the problem for subscribers.

Are you excited for Swamp Thing? How do you feel about the future of DC Universe? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kyle is the Weekend Editor for LRM Online and a business school graduate who loves movies, comics, and video games. He shares his passions with his wife and is raising a next-generation geek.