Warner Bros. is reportedly developing a movie based on Plastic Man, the classic comic book superhero created by Jack Cole.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, up-and-coming screenwriter Amanda Idoko has been hired to pen the script for what's billed as a comedy-adventure. The project is in the early stages of development, with no director attached.
Originally a Quality Comics superhero, Plastic Man was introduced in 1941 as small-time crook Patrick "Eel" O'Brian, who, during a botched heist, was wounded and exposed to unidentified chemicals, then left behind by his fellow gang members. The unknown liquid imbued Eel with the ability to stretch his now rubber-like body, bounce and assume virtually any shape. Soured by his abandonment by his thieving colleagues, Eel decided to use his powers for good by cleaning up the criminal underworld while keep his identity secret. He later joined the police department, and then the FBI.
After Quality Comics shut down in the mid-1950s, DC acquired Plastic Man along with many of the publisher's other superheroes. Often played for laughs, Plastic Man has long been a cult-favorite character with fans and creators alike, leading to short-lived comic series (most notably the one written and drawn by Kyle Baker), but also repeated supporting roles in such titles as JLA, All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder and, more recently, Dark Nights: Metal.
Plastic Man also starred from 1979 to 1981 in his own Saturday morning cartoon, The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show, and appeared in episodes of the animated Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Justice League Action.