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Things We Saw Today: Warner Bros. Plans a Plastic Man Movie

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Now here’s a stretch: Warner Bros. and DC Comics have announced that they are bringing lesser known superhero Plastic Man to the big screen. The film will be an action-comedy, another sign that the DCEU is trying to move away from the doom and gloom that defined the Snyder era. No actors or directors have signed on yet, but the film will be scripted by Amanda Idoko (The Mayor). Can I get a “hell yes!” for women of color writing superhero films?

Plastic Man follows Patrick “Eel” O’Brian a criminal who gets doused with chemicals and shot during a heist gone wrong. Once he recovers, he finds that he can now bend, stretch, and mold his body into any shape and starts fighting crime. The character was created by Jack Cole in 1941 for Quality Comics, and was later acquired by DC after Quality Comics folded. Plastic Man has appeared in the Justice League and Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again. The cult character is a favorite among comic fans and creators.

Who do you think should play Plastic Man? Ben Schwartz has already thrown his hat into the ring:

(via Hollywood Reporter, image: DC Comics)

  • Take a sneak peek at Tokyo Disneyland’s new Beauty and the Beast ride and its uncanny animatronic figures. (via Nerdist)
  • Watch Nicolas Cage at his Cage-iest in this behind the scenes look at Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. (via A.V.Club)
  • Here’s the Elon Musk/Mark Zuckerberg rap battle of your dreams/nightmares. (via Daily Dot)
  • Jason Momoa wants to see the Snyder cut of Justice League, which, sure okay why not. (via CBR)

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