Cat Vasko is reportedly writing a Plastic Man solo for Warner Bros. and DC Films that will feature a female lead.
A Plastic Man film has been in the works over at Warner Bros. for some time. The last we heard of the project was back in 2018, when DC Daily revealed Amanda Idoko was on board to write the script, but it now looks like the project has been taken in a bold, new direction.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cat Vasko has been hired by Warner Bros. to pen the latest iteration of their planned Plastic Man film. While Plastic Man has always been a male in the pages of DC Comics, the report goes onto describe the project as a “female-leading vehicle.” Vasko is best known for her work on Queen of Air and is also attached to a Disney Plus fairy tale series starring LaKeith Stanfield and Olivia Cooke.
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In the comics, Plastic Man started life as a criminal named Patrick “Eel” O’Brian. While attempting to rob Cole Chemical with his crew, the police arrived and O’Brian was shot and exposed to an unknown acid while trying to evade capture. After passing out and being left to die, O’Brian wakes up to discover he has gained the ability to stretch his body and form into almost anything. Although O’Brian initially considered taking his own life, a former Arkham Asylum inmate convinced him to use his abilities to fight crime as a hero the press mistakenly names Plastic Man.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter