During an interview with ComicBookMovie.com, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part director Mike Mitchell discussed his interest in helming Plastic Man or a Marvel/DC crossover film.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part featured several DC Comics heroes, most notably Batman, but the animated film is not director Mike Mitchell’s first foray into the world of superheroes. The filmmaker previously helmed the superhero comedy Sky High and it appears he is interested in returning to the genre down line.
When asked if he would like to direct a live-action superhero film, Mike Mitchell expressed his love for the genre and noted he would like to see a Marvel/DC crossover of some kind. More specifically, The LEGO Movie 2 director made his interest in Plastic Man known:
“Oh yeah, I love superheroes. I did a superhero film years ago, Sky High, and I’m such a fan. It would be great to see a DC and Marvel character in the same film…that would be fantastic. Maybe just cram them all together into one ultimate film! I’m sure it’s gonna happen at some point but I couldn’t be more happy to work on something like that. It would be fantastic! Plastic Man! They need to make that guy someday. I don’t even know if he’s DC or Marvel.”
When reminded that Plastic Man is a DC property, The LEGO Movie 2 director replied, “Yeah! ‘Mike Mitchell, his next film is Plastic Man for DC!’ [Laughs]”
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Warner Bros. has set rising screenwriter Amanda Idoko to pen the script for the Plastic Man film, with the studio reportedly intent on remaining faithful to the silly tone and humor of the DC Comics hero.
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 to 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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Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos