DC recently announced their adaptation of popular comic book character Plastic Man, which will now be female-led with a screenplay by Cat Vasko according to THR.
After being in development for 2 years as an action-comedy adventure, the film is reportedly going in a different direction. Presumably, the title will be changed from Plastic Man to Plastic Woman, but as of this writing, that has not been officially announced. The character has been a member of the Justice League and had his own animated series entitled The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show that ran from 1979-1981.
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Cat Vasko’s other writing credits include an in-development adaptation of Queen of the Air starring Margot Robbie and a 2015 short film entitled Grrl Scouts. In the comics, Plastic Man has been a fan favorite in the comics since his debut in the 1940’s.
Who Is Plastic Man And Who Will She Be?
The character description provided by DC Comics states:
You’ve just committed the crime of the century. You stand to gain millions. But someone’s on your trail. A shape-shifting superhero who’s infiltrated your quarters and masquerading as something in your very room. But what? The brown chair sitting by the window? The desk propping up your computer? Or could it possibly be the gaudy red and yellow chandelier no one in their right mind would ever buy?
Pop culture’s silliest superhero, Plastic Man is as much a humor icon as a heroic one. During a heist gone wrong, petty crook Patrick “Eel” O’Brian was doused in chemicals, allowing him to stretch his body into any shape he desires. Nursed back to health by altruistic monks, he was inspired to embrace life’s brighter side.
Taking their ideals… maybe one step too far, Eel abandoned crime, becoming the pun-dropping, wise-cracking Plastic Man. Able to morph into anything—a table, a countertop, even a woman’s dress—he can bounce, stretch, and repel any foe. No weapon as sharp as his wit, he’ll introduce jocular justice to humanity’s darker side as the premiere amalgam of humor, action, and heroism.
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Source: Hollywood Reporter