Dec
07
2018

They gonna make a Plastic Man movie.

Oh boy oh boy oh boy: “Classic DC Comics hero Plastic Man is getting the big-screen treatment.  Up-and-coming screenwriter Amanda Idoko has been hired to pen the script for what will be a comedic action-adventure for Warner Bros. Bob Shaye, the former co-founder of New Line-turned-producer will executive produce.”  That was half of my reaction, at least.  The other half? Well, Kevin Kulp summed it up pretty well:

Plastic Man is an awesome superhero.  They had better not mess this one up.  They have no goram excuse to.

Moe Lane

PS: PUT PLASTIC MAN IN THE DCEU AND HAVE HIM HANG OUT WITH BATMAN.  THAT IS, IF YOU’VE GOT THE NERVE, WARNER BROS.  You gotta bet big to win big, my droogies.

3 Comments

  • nicklevi86 says:

    DC has always seemed to be the gritty grim-dark yin to Marvel’s whimsical yang. Part of what made Wonder Woman succeed** was playing to the Epic Barbarian Quest mentioned in the Aquaman thread. That archetype fits their ethos, and is really the only proper outlet for it in an action movie. Batman can do his own thing because he’s Batman, but even he channels his childhood rage as his drive.
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    I think all the other movies fall into Progressive self-loathing when there’s no Great Cause towards which to channel that primal energy into swagger. No “@#$% you, I’m gonna survive just to come back and kick your @$$ but mainly because I’m awesome.”
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    ** Ok, It also helps that Gal Godot and Jason Momoa are both obscenely hott.

    • nicklevi86 says:

      All that to say, looks like DC’s breaking out of a rut. Sounds interesting.

    • Luke says:

      DC = Detective Comics
      Although the management seems to have forgotten.
      (OK, they also bought out Action Comics, which were pulp with Superman being modeled on John Carter, Aquaman on Kull, etc. But the huge catch is that this sort of tale requires *earnestness* to pull off.)

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