Female-Led ‘Plastic-Man’ Movie In The Works At Warner Bros.
In just a few short weeks, the latest offering from the DC movies corner of Warner Bros., Wonder Woman 1984, will hit theaters and the HBO Max streaming service simultaneously. Up next, the studio has The Suicide Squad and The Batman on-deck with looming release dates. Now, it appears the DC train is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, a movie based on the DC character Plastic-Man is in the early stages of development as well.
However, per the initial report, there is an interesting wrinkle added to the mix. Instead of a traditional adaptation, the Plastic-Man movie will be female-centric. While the report does not clarify how this will work, it is easy to assume the character will become Plastic-Woman this time around. Additionally, Warner Bros will enlist Lady Death scribe Cat Vasko to pen the picture’s screenplay. Previously, Amanda Idoko (The Mayor) was hired to write the movie back in 2018. However, the studio looks to take the character in a new direction entirely.
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First appearing in Police Comics #1, originally by Quality Comics and later acquired by DC Comics, Plastic-Man is the creation of cartoonist Jack Cole in 1941. Notably, the character was one of the first to incorporate humor into the comic book medium. Real name Patrick “Eel” O’Brian, Plastic-Man, touts superhuman elasticity/plasticity, malleability, resilience, durability, and agility. He has appeared in several television and video game adaptations, including a short-lived television show, The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show.
Recently, Warner Bros. revealed that it would premiere its entire 2021 slate of films on the HBO Max streaming service. Fans will now be able to enjoy films like Godzilla v. Kong, Dune, and In The Heights from the comfort of their own home amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Moreover, Warner Bros is developing other big-screen DC projects such as Black Adam and Static Shock as well.
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