On Instagram, Marantz showcased a behind-the-scenes video of the Floronic Man, whose design he created. The character made an appearance in what would be the final episode of Swamp Thing.
“Finally, got a good shot of the #floronicman from #Swampthing,” he wrote. “I spent a lot of time on this design and I’ve only really seen him in that brief scene in the show. I reached out to the insanely talented @kevinkirkpatrickart who applied the makeup and took this great video to get a copy,” said Marantz. “Beautiful work done by the incredible team at @fracturedfxinc . No matter what I’m making In my dark room in front of my computer, if it’s not executed well, it doesn’t matter. @thekevindurand Was incredible in the show. Fun fact, I actually did some of the first designs of him as the blob early on in my career, so this was a little “full circle” for me. He’s definitely one of my favorite actors. Though the show got canceled I will always have fond memories of being a part of this project.”
Swamp Thing premiered in summer 2019 as one of DC Universe’s first original series. However, while it drew critical praise, it was canceled shortly after the series premiere.
The series drew inspiration from writer Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing comic book run. Jason Woodrue, played by Kevin Durand, transformed into Swamp Thing villain the Floronic Man at the end of show’s first and only season, though he’s only shown in an after-credits scene.
Swamp Thing chronicles the life of a botanist transformed into a human avatar of all the plant life on Earth and his long quest to regain his humanity as he defends the world from supernatural threats. Available now on DC Universe, the series stars Crystal Reed, Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Jennifer Beals, Henderson Wade, Will Patton, Virginia Madsen, Jeryl Prescott and Kevin Durand.
Concept artist Jerad S. Marantz has offered fans a better look at the Floronic Man from the canceled DC Universe series Swamp Thing.