The plan was to bring a live-action Plastic Man movie to cinemas!
OH. SO WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED?
Waaaaaaaaaaaay back at the start of the 1990s Warner Bros and Amblin Entertainment were working on making a Plastic Man movie, based on the DC Comics character who could change shape and stretch like a human elastic band (not to be confused with Elongated Man, Mr Fantastic or Stretch Armstrong).
BUT WHAT DID HAPPEN?
The Wachowski Bros (you know, the guys who made the Matrix movies) wrote a comedy screenplay in the mid 90s with Plastic Man as an environmentalist, but after a few rumours here and there nothing seemed to happen for a very long time with the project and so buzz on the movie died down. Eventually a decade later rumours surfaced again that the Wachowski’s were still interested in bringing Plas to the big screen and that they wanted Keanu ‘could easily act like plastic’ Reeves to take the title role. By this point it was also being suggested that a Christmas 2009 release was on the cards, but that seemed rather presumptuous as nothing was ever confirmed and Warner Bros had its sights set on reviving Superman, introducing Green Lantern and keeping Batman as its number one cinematic superhero!
WAS THIS SUCH A BAD THING?
No not really. There were many DC heroes all waiting in the wings for a chance to make it to cinema screens and with the likes of Wonder Woman, the Flash and Justice League all being more bankable properties than Plastic Man he was hardly a big priority.
BUT WHAT IF?
If Plastic Man had made it to screens before the likes of Wonder Woman and the Flash then children, adults and all life on Earth would have wept.