Actor and comedian Ben Schwartz has expressed interest in playing the DC Comics character, Plastic Man.
On his official Twitter, Schwartz expressed his love for the character, throwing his name out there for a potential opportunity to portray Plastic Man in a future project. You can see his Tweet down below:
I’m ready to play Plastic Man. Is there like an application process or do I just dress up like him and make fun of Stretch Armstrong? pic.twitter.com/XpTTV2763e
— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) April 25, 2018
If Schwartz were ever to play Plastic Man in a future project, he could use his comedic talents in both live-action form and through his voice in animated form. Schwartz is heavily-recognized as the flamboyant Jean-Ralphio Saperstein in NBC’s Parks and Recreation as well as his role as Clyde Oberholt in Shotime’s House of Lies. Some of his voice credits include the DuckTales reboot, Tron: Uprising, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers and BoJack Horseman. Schwartz also served as a voice consultant for BB-8 for Star Wars: The Force Awakens alongside Bill Hader.
Would you like to see Schwartz portray Plastic Man? If so, would you want to see him in live-action form or hear his voice in an animated series? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the buzz regarding the films and television series of DC Comics.
Meanwhile, the next DC film to hit theaters will be James Wan’s Aquaman. Plot details for Aquaman are currently under wraps, though the film centers on the King of Atlantis and will dive much deeper into the character’s past as it explores the discovery of his powers and his reluctance to accept his role as King.
Directed by James Wan and written by Will Beall, the film stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius/Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.
Aquaman is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.
10 Great Potential Directors For DC’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’
Green Lantern Corps has been on the DC Films slate for quite some time, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything solid about the project. The film’s original release date was slated for 2020 yet no director, casting announcement or any real progress has been made so far. Warner Bros. and DC failed to lay the groundwork for the film by introducing a Green Lantern as a member of the Justice League (except for a small cameo in a flashback). It is safe to assume Warner Bros. wants to have a good amount of time to distance the general audience from the disastrous 2011 Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. Yet now approaching seven years one has to wonder when this film will get off the ground? The success of Guardians of the Galaxy has proven no concept is too far out there for the general movie going audience and DC could have its own intergalactic saga to compete with Marvel by making this movie.
Warner Bros. and DC even have an interesting hook to separate Green Lantern Corps from not only Guardians of the Galaxy but also every other major superhero film. The DC project is supposedly a “buddy cop film set in space.” Basically Lethal Weapon meets Star Trek. Or even for a more modern reference, The Nice Guys meets Mass Effect. That’s a great pitch for any movie. Green Lantern Corps needs to be a higher priority for the studio than Lobo, Nightwing or that Joker origin movie.
The first step is finding the right director for the project. David S. Goyer, who has written a draft of the script, was rumored to be in talks to helm the project, but Warner Bros. and DC are paving a new path forward so they may want to try getting a better director. Hundreds of directors make interesting films every year and given the recent success of Black Panther, Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok, it’s clear that some of the best choices come from unconventional places.
These are the ten directors that should be on Warner Bros. and DC’s radar to help bring the Green Lantern Corps to the big screen. Click Next to get started!