Warner Bros. Pictures is hoping to expand the DC Universe even farther with a movie based on the character Plastic Man. Multiple outlets have confirmed that a Plastic Man film is in early development with the studio, the character first appeared in comics back in 1941 and was bought by DC Comics in 1956.
According to early reports, Amanda Idoko will write the script for the film. Idoko recently worked on the film “Breaking News in Yuba County” with Allison Janney-Laura. Since the film is still in early development, the studio hasn’t attached a director and we are few months away from learning any casting news.
Jack Cole created “Plastic Man,” a character that has the ability to contort and transform himself into any shape imaginable. Like many comic book characters, Plastic Man was an orphan. The character of Plastic Man was created after he was injured during a failed heist after a chemical spill transformed his body into its current rubbery form. After recovering, Cole changed his habits and became a good guy.
Plastic Man shares a lot of the same traits as Mister Fantastic, the leader of the Fantastic Four from Marvel. That character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and first appeared in The Fantastic Four #1 on November 1961. It wasn’t uncommon at the time for writers and creators from either DC or Marvel to create similar characters from the competition.
Fans of Plastic Man will have to wait a few more months before we get any concrete casting news on the film. The next big installment in the DC Universe is “Aquaman,” which is scheduled to release on December 21st. That film was directed by James Wan and stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, and Willem Dafoe. DC fans can also look forward to “Shazam!” with Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, and Michelle Borth on April 5th. Marvel fans have “Captain Marvel” to look forward to, with Gemma Chan, Brie Larson, and Jude Law on March 8th.