It has been some time since anything has been said officially about a Plastic Man movie, but that doesn’t mean people don’t still wish to discuss it. Ben Schwartz (Parks & Rec) doesn’t let anyone forget how much he would like to play the role, but now he has some competition it would seem.
Speaking with Screen Rant in support of his Netflix film, Sextuplets, Marlon Wayans was asked about the old rumor of him playing Robin in Batman & Robin, and superhero films in general. It seems that Wayans would like to take a crack at 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.
Of course, for anyone to play Plastic Man, Warner Bros. would need to finally move ahead on the project. The last bit of solid information on the film came back in December 2018 with news that a writer was on board. Since then things have been fairly silent on the project.
Warner Bros. has a lot of DC plates spinning at this time, so we wouldn’t count the Plastic Man movie dead by any means, it just may be a while before we hear any more news.