Marlon Wayans
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A ‘Plastic Man’ movie from Warner Brothers, based on the comedic, stretchable superhero, has been in the works for some time now.  In December, Amanda Idoko (‘Breaking News in Yuba County’) was announced as handling the script for a possible “Plas” film, but no director has been announced as being attached.

It seems nearly every actor in Hollywood is looking to slip into a superhero franchise, as that genre is the hottest thing going at the box office, and now Marlon Wayans has thrown his hat into the ring for consideration to play Plastic Man.

“I would love to play Plastic Man. I think he works with the comedic skill set that I have, in terms of how I’m physical, I’m bendy. And I think it’d be cool to just do it without… You know, what’s great about Black Panther is he’s a black superhero, right? But sometimes [it’s fun] to just do something.  Like, you wouldn’t think Plastic Man was a black guy, but it’s not black – it’s just, he’s plastic. I think it’d be fun for me, because I know I got to add my humor to it. The only two superheroes I ever really wanted to play was Plastic Man and The Mask. Those are the two superhero films I would love to play.”

In fact, ‘The Mask’ is damn near the same character as Plastic Man, and that movie, starring Jim Carrey is very much like what a ‘Plastic Man’ movie would be.  And Wayans is indeed very “bendy” if you’ve ever seen his stand up.

Previously, Ben Schwartz expressed a desire to play DC’s pliable hero.  Schwartz is best known for playing Jean-Ralphio on the sitcom ‘Parks & Recreation’, but has more recently done voice work as Leo on ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, Dewey on ‘Duck Tales’, and as Sonic in the upcoming live-action-ish ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’.

In April, Schwartz exclaimed, “I just love that character a lot. I think I’d get to be goofy if I ever got the chance to do it.”

Marlon Wayans is 47.  That might be a limitation on him playing a superhero, but not necessarily.

Some fans may recall that Wayans was cast to play Robin in 1992’s ‘Batman Returns’, directed by Tim Burton, and with Michael Keaton as the Dark Knight.  Wayans was cut before filming began, but not before an action figure was reportedly sculpted in his likeness.  Since his character didn’t appear in the film, the toy was still released, but with Caucasian skin to match the comic book version.

There hasn’t been any news about ‘Plastic Man’ since December.  But check back for updates as they emerge.

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Source: Cinema Blend