As a fan of Shameless, Cameron Monaghan has already shown a lot of versatility as an actor. And then he stepped into the role of The Joker in the TV series Gotham. His ability to be a villain was transformative. Monaghan proved that he can embody any character and do it with style, substance, and pure brilliance.
When it comes to the next actor to give life to Alec Holland and the Swamp Thing, we want someone who can be hardcore and even seen as a bit of a villain. We want someone who could be an anti-hero and a genius. And that’s something that I believe Cameron Monaghan can deliver.
As an actor, he has shown that he can lose himself in a role and still bring a strong presence to the screen. And that is something the DC Universe needs. It needs actors who can transform into these characters without losing their charisma and magnetism. If there is one thing we can say about Monaghan, it is that he has proven that he can bring it when it comes to complex characters. He is definitely not a one-note actor and that makes him a great choice for this role.
When it comes to finding the right actors for a character like the Swamp Thing, it can be hard because the role is so unique. We are talking about two characters in one. We have Alec Holland the human, and we have Swamp Thing, the humanoid plant creature who has taken on the consciousness of the former scientist. That is hard to embody with just one actor and yet, these five actors have what it takes to make that happen.