Rumor has it that Warner Bros. is developing a Plastic Man movie. So you can throw this on the pile of “in-development” films WB/DC has been working on, with very little to show for it. Plastic Man would presumably be toplining his own film, even as his similar stretchy counterpart Elongated Man has a recurring role on The CW’s ‘The Flash’. THR reports that Amanda Idoko is writing the script for the planned comedic action-adventure flick, no word on what Idoko’s take might be, and with no other produced content from Idoko to draw from, your guess is as good as mine.
Originally published by Quality Comics (and later acquired by DC), writer-artist Jack Cole’s creation, Plastic Man, first appeared in Police Comics #1. His powers include the ability to stretch his body and form it into nearly any shape he can imagine, incredible resiliency, apparent immortality, superhuman strength and invulnerability (including plastic organs), and a curious immunity to telepathy. For fans of Plastic Man, a.k.a. Patrick “Eel” O’Brian, it’s not just the powers that make the character so memorable, but rather his quirky, off-beat brand of humor and his slapstick adventures.
The next DCEU film is AQUAMAN, swimming into theaters December 21, 2018, followed by SHAZAM on April 5, 2019.