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Silver. Wachowskis. Keanu. PLASTIC MAN??

Merrick here...
A piece over at CHUD discusses a message sent to them by a reader (at this time CHUD hasn't been able to either confirm or refute the following information - but they're working on it). The message they received says that producer Joel Silver recently discussed the PLASTIC MAN movie on a radio interview in Germany. In the interview, Silver apparently indicated that the Wachowskis seeemed likely to make PLASTIC MAN their follow-up to SPEED RACER. Silver further indicated that Keanu Reeves would be playing Eels O'Brien (Plastic Man's real name). Read more details...

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  • July 15, 2008, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Plastic!!

    by kevinwillis.net

    Cool. They've been talking about Plastic Man forever.

  • July 15, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Strechy at best

    by g-ride9000

  • July 15, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    TDK will make you high

    by g-ride9000

  • July 15, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    TDK will feed your kids

    by g-ride9000

  • July 15, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    I thought he was plastic man in every one of his movies

    by Alkeoholic77

  • July 15, 2008, 9:34 a.m. CST

    ZING!

    by Sparhawk38

    Alk...you nailed it....hehehe

  • July 15, 2008, 9:34 a.m. CST

    In Fact, Several Articles on AICN

    by kevinwillis.net

    Dating back to the beginning on time have associated the Wachowskis with Plastic Man. Apparently they prepped a Plastic Man script years ago.

  • July 15, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Ass eels

    by Flint_Ironstag

    Asian girls funneling eels into their asses. I was rick rolled with it the other night. Infinitely more interesting then this fucking article. Plastic man? Honestly, who gives a shit?

  • July 15, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST

    gornographic

    by ArcadianDS

    NC-STUPIDteen

  • July 15, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST

    so now that speed racer has bombed and such...

    by ultragoregrind

    i wonder when the public is going to find out about Larry's sex change...

  • July 15, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST

    This will be as successful as "Speed Racer"

    by Jack the Riddler

    Although at least in this case I think I've seen an episode or two from the cartoon it will be based on. Didn't this plastic guy have a horrible mutant baby sidekick with fly eyes?

  • July 15, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST

    It'll have good visuals . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    So AICN will give it an A+ the second its confirmed.

  • July 15, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Whose Going to Give Them the Money

    by kevinwillis.net

    After Speedracer? I mean, I'd go see it, but seriously, after the Box Office on Speedracer, whose going to give them the cash to make another $150 million + movie?

  • July 15, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST

    YAY!!!

    by TheJake

    Another movie about an obscure character that has a very small fanbase! I smell another boxoffice failure!

  • July 15, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Wood man!

    by Marxeffect

    hehehehehe

  • July 15, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    WORST. IDEA. EVER.

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    I also don't need subliminal messages stuffed down my throat, from his arch nemesis THE WEED!

  • July 15, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Fuck the Douchebagskis

    by NiceGuyEddie19

    The second and third Matrix movies were steaming piles of puked up feces, completely pompous, bloated philosophical nonsense with a truly idiotic ending. And V for Vendetta was equally self-important, ridiculous and overly stylized.

  • July 15, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn You Michael Bay

  • July 15, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Elongated Man is more interesting.

    by Darth Sticky

    Besides, isn't Plastic Man supposed to have a sense of humor? I just don't see Keanu Reeves in anything that involves humor (at least anymore).

  • July 15, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    What is up with SILVER & WACHOWSKI'S?

    by ABking

    These guys do every film together! Plastic Man sounds "meh" and I would rather see the Wachowski's tackle DC COMICS/Joel Silver's SGT.ROCK instead!

  • July 15, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST

    NO!

    by Macstone

    Why Plastic Man??? Don't they realise how many other DC characters are more deserving of a movie. I get pissed off to see him in the comics, nevermind the big screen. What do they think that they'll have to offer that Reed Richards didn't in the FF movies?

  • July 15, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Will they stylize it after the 70's cartoon?

    by Diagnostic

    ?

  • July 15, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Plastic man would reflect Keanu's acting style,

    by rsswope

    that's for sure.

  • July 15, 2008, 9:52 a.m. CST

    "Eat your heart out apeman!"

    by rbatty024

    As enjoyable a character as Plasticman is, he's a little too much of a joke for the big screen. Comedy and superheroes works well on the page but not on the big screen. Mystery Men anyone?

  • July 15, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Like Mr. Fantastic without the rest of the team...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    Jim Carrey would have been best for this... had this been made into a movie 10 years ago, way before the Fantastic Four movies, and before Carrey went crazy.

  • July 15, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Bad idea

    by Scarbro

    This movie is a bad idea and bottom of the barrel shit. Why can't they just go back to the drawing board and come up with something original?

  • July 15, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST

    He's too powerful

    by lex romero

    I know that sounds silly, but the guy isn't like mr. fantastic or elongated man. he's immortal, can't be hurt, can take on any shape, he's not just a stretchy guy like the other two i mentioned, he can take any shape, no matter how unhuman it is. Even mechanical objects with moving parts. <br><br> The only intersting aspect might be his conflict with starting out as a criminal and becoming a hero when he gains his powers. Otherwise he's too obscure and awkward to do in real life to be popular with casual audience. And i think he's too difficult to write an interseting story about.

  • July 15, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST

    The Wachowskis

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Most overrated filmmakers. Ever.

  • July 15, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Man....poor Keanu is gonna cop some shit for this

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

  • July 15, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Man....poor Keanu is gonna cop some shit for this

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

  • July 15, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    WTF is Plastic Man?

    by HoboCode

    Does he slash villains throat with credit cards?

  • July 15, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Wait, a second....

    by memento108

    They should have picked something MORE obsure that no one cares about...if Speed Racer (which i've heard was OK) was a mainstream flop what do they hope from this?

  • July 15, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    They should make a good Fantastic Four movie instead

    by ev1ldead

  • July 15, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    When the fuck...

    by NiceGuyEddie19

    Is Keanu going to reunite with Alex Winters for Bill & Ted's Gnarley Mission? That's the only thing I want to see him in at this point.

  • July 15, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Plastic Man? Was Elongated Man already taken?

    by SpyGuy

    Ralph Dibny is THE THIN MAN meets Mister Fantastic and you want to spend/waste ridiculous amounts of money on Plastic Man? With Keanu "Whoa!" Reeves? If Silver's thinking is this astoundingly brilliant, I'm beginning to see why he's so clueless about getting a Wonder Woman film made...

  • July 15, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Alkeoholic77... that was some funny shit.

    by Rando Calrisian

    Personally, I always thought Bruce Campbell was born to play Plastic Man.

  • July 15, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Hey here's a good idea.....

    by Merlox

    Let's get the worlds least animated actor to play the most animated super hero!!! This just CAN'T go wrong right? RIGHT?

  • July 15, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Even Batman is afraid of Plastic Man

    by bzudo

    This could be really cool. Although Keanu Reeves is the worst actor you could get to play Eel's

  • July 15, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Don't know if Wachowskis are right for this

    by smackfu

    Plastic Man has always been bizarre and surreal. They need a good weirdo like Jim Carrey or Bruce Campbell and someone with a penchant for directing weird, weird shit.

  • July 15, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Keanu...Plastic Man? More like...

    by Crow3711

    Wooden Man. or Stilted Line-Reading Man. Either way, didn't the Wachowskis learn anything from Speed Racer's massive failure. This will not be fun.

  • July 15, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Part of Warner/DC's new direction?

    by Cannabis Holocaust

    I wouldn't mind a Plastic Man movie but where the fuck are my Green Lantern, Flash, and Wonder Woman flicks already? They've been lingering in development hell for years. Motherfuckers better use Chris Nolan's Batman films as a launching pad for the DC Cinematic Universe and tie them all into the Justice League movies.

  • July 15, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Make it as family friendly as Speedy, but turn up the comedy

    by The Chosen

    AND IT WILL BE A BLAST!

  • July 15, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    All I have to say is

    by Geekhaterssuck

    "Whoa." oh and who will play Plastic Baby and the big Hawaiin dude that was his sidekick? Come on, you remember that horredous cartoon don't you?

  • July 15, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    I remember when this was mentioned 18 yrs ago...

    by DonLogan

    ...With Pee Wee Herman cast as Plastic man. I remember the cartoon too, wasn't Plas supposed to be a 'wacky' guy? Can't see Keanu in the role, more Jim Carrey in The Mask...

  • July 15, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    keanu might be interesting, but

    by captain_kirk

    DAMMIT JIM CARREY WAS BORN TO PLAY PLAS! Pamela Anderson should be his girlfriend

  • July 15, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    They better not base it off the shitty cartoon...

    by Cannabis Holocaust

    If they use it as a major influence on the movie, I will track them down... The Wachowski's are supposedly big comic fans though, so I doubt that will be a problem.

  • July 15, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    As long as they parlay it into a Justice League Movie . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    a la what Marvel is doing, that's fine by me. But, please God, not with Keanu.

  • July 15, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    I think the Bros should scale back the fantasy

    by skimn

    and go back to the noir genre like Bound. The Matrix was basically noir with a sci-fi angle before all the bullet-time-kung-fu.

  • July 15, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Sounds cool...

    by RobotDevil007

    But isn't "ninja assassin" the follow-up to Speed Racer?

  • July 15, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Joel Silver...

    by Gungan Slayer

    needs to go the fuck away and never come back.

  • July 15, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST

    NO!!!!!!!

    by chrth

    Look, I love all things Keanu, but he's totally wrong for Plastic Man.

  • July 15, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Wow! Another atrocious borefest like Speed Racer?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Will it feature a fucking chimp again?

  • July 15, 2008, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Wrong, wrong wrong!

    by scortch

    If only Bruce Campbell were a few years younger! Now there would be a Plas! Oh, and Patton Oswalt for Woozie Winks!

  • July 15, 2008, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Thanks but......

    by Pigdog

    no thanks

  • July 15, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    The Wachowski's Have Been Attached to Plastic Man

    by kevinwillis.net

    For 10 years. It hasn't happened yet, why in the world would it happen after Speedracer? I'm dubious.

  • July 15, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Anybody seen Richie!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I keep coming back until someone REMEMBERS seeing Richie!

  • July 15, 2008, 10:52 a.m. CST

    of all the characters - worst idea ever!

    by Mr_X

    plastic man????? bullshit.

  • July 15, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell or Jim Carrey

    by Cannabis Holocaust

    could still make a good Plastic Man. I just don't see Keanu even coming close to getting the character right.

  • July 15, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST

    KEANU GOTTA EAT!!

    by BatPsycho

    seriously what the hell are they thinking?

  • July 15, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Funniest shit I ever heard

    by Annie The Pod Racer

    If he's trying to cross over to comedy ala Deniro this will make or break him. This will be hilarious no matter what!!!!!!!

  • July 15, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Speed Racer Was Crap

    by D o o d

    so I guess this will be too.

  • July 15, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    A Glorious Waste Of Time...

    by MrSentinel

    If ever a character didn't need to have a movie created, it's this one. Lame lame lame. Always was, always will be. Not one person I know has ever had a good word to say about this character because he is simply lame beyond all reason and has never evoked one bit of sympathy from the readers. A wasted character in the JLA comic and I was glad to see him go and even happier that he hasn't turned up in the DCU since the demise of that book. In the name of all that is good and holy in this world, please oh please dear God do not let this movie get made. Let's all hope this is bullshit.

  • July 15, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Hancock that awful film starring will Smith...

    by emeraldboy

    Should be a warning to studios as how not to do a superhero. yes the scene in the kitchen was funny. But the movie was an utter disaster(not financially), messy muddled and unfocused. It should have been either a parody film or a superhero version of war of the roses. it was none of those things and that was it was rubbish. great premise ruined by a rubbish execution.

  • July 15, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Silver. Wachowskis. Keanu. PLASTIC MAN

    by jimmy rabbitte

    = SHITE.<p> It's just that simple

  • July 15, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    To go from a failure of a movie that looked

    by skimn

    like plastic, to a movie of a man made of plastic...not such a good idea. Pretty soon the tagline "from the creators of The Matrix Trilogy" will be meaningless.

  • July 15, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    50 posts and nothing about "Kung Fu?"

    by ChrisTuckersOnlyFan

    whoa.

  • July 15, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST

    I say, ...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ... is the castle far?<p> Worst line reading ever.

  • July 15, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Will it have "Plastic Fu"?

    by Ye Not Guilty

    Just wondering.

  • July 15, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    i thought the warners/dc honchos had a big sitdown

    by bacci40

    this is what they came up with?? keanu as eels obrien? what an absolute farce

  • July 15, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    "From the writers & directors of SPEED RACER!"

    by Jack the Riddler

    That will be one thing you won't see in the ads.

  • July 15, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    mr_sinister7381...we know

    by bacci40

    in fact, they kept copies of the comic around the set...

  • July 15, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    They have officially lost their minds.

    by PumpyMcAss

    Fuck superheroes. I think we should take a five year hiatus from superheroes. Production must cease. The fucking end. Why not explore OTHER kinds of dumb entertainment. Why not bring back the fucking ACTION MOVIE. Remember those? I have a hazy memory of them but I think they were kind of cool. Oh, wait. They're amazing. Bring back crime thrillers and action movies. Hell, let's have a few of those shitty erotic thrillers and courtroom thrillers from the early nineties. Those sucked but would be more interesting to me now than fucking superhero movies. Want to adapt a comic? Why not Scalped or Criminal, something not supernatural. Want something that doesn't require big stars? How about R-rated horror movies? Keep those things under a ten million dollar budget and maybe the filmmakers will make something actually interesting and (gasp) scary. There's an idea. None of this The Reaping bullshit. Please, no more fucking superheroes. Please, please, please.

  • July 15, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    In Defense of Keanu...

    by Laughing Irishman

    ...he was very good in Street Kings.

  • July 15, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST

    PigPhucker_Revolutions

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Now that's darn cool news!

  • July 15, 2008, 11:45 a.m. CST

    X Files done it better...

    by wowsah156

    with that stretchy killer "Toombs". Now that was freaky.

  • July 15, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Mon Chi Chi

    by 20 inch Pythons

    I would rather see a Mon Chi Chi movie. Plastic Man who?

  • July 15, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST

    another chance to mention that the Matrixsequels suck shit

    by BMacSmith

    Never Forget! fucking terrible. fuck the Wachowski bros.

  • July 15, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Jim Carey would have been a better choice

    by jrbarker

    in this role...

  • July 15, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST

    God, I remember and

    by emeraldboy

    iwant to forget. Plastic mans family was horrendus. and the stuff with the bouncing baby was awful.

  • July 15, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST

    This is astoundingly silly news if true

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Keanu aint gonna come cheap. And effects be expensive too. As much as Fred liked Speed Racer, Fred willing to acknowledge it had limited appeal. Plastic Man will be even worse. NO one cares about Plas. How would you market it? Strictly for kids, but it would be damned expensive gamble and they already have flopped with kids flick. Fred really not understand this if true.

  • July 15, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    The mtrix sequels were only an excuse

    by emeraldboy

    for Larry now lindas divorce. If they went back to making films like bound which was great i dont think people would mind.

  • July 15, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Fuck, this is painfully lame...

    by NiceGuyEddie19

    Gimme something, anything, interesting. Something on Rambo V: First Blood Part 3. Some concept art of Optimus Prime. Anything.

  • July 15, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    "eat your heart out, shia!"

    by AlphaWolf2k7

    I'll wait for the reviews, then I'll pass.

  • July 15, 2008, 12:08 p.m. CST

    They could just make Metal Gear.

    by Azlam Orlandu

    Yep, they could do that.

  • July 15, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST

    10 years ago- BRUCE CAMPBELL

    by ZeroCorpse

    He was perfect for Plastic Man. Now, he's not quite so svelte (sorry Bruce. I'm not either.) and it probably wouldn't work. <p> But Keanu? BLEH. He's got none of the humor, wit, or delivery needed for Plastic Man.

  • July 15, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST

    budget will be a lot lower than with SR

    by Rupee88

    I doubt this will happen, but if it does, no one will sink much $ into it

  • July 15, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Plastic Man should have been Jim Carrey 10 years ago

    by badboymason

    Now who do we have? Ferrell, Jack Black, Stiller? None of them would be perfect for it, but ANY comedian in existence would be better for this than Keanu Reeves. This is a recipe for another Inspector Gadget like failure...

  • July 15, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Because Speed Racer was just soooooo great...

    by Wes_Reviews_

    ...and made soooooo much money, I guess that means "Immediate Greenlight" in today's Hollywood. This will be awful.

  • July 15, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    keanu reeves ....

    by JackGraham

    will be plastic in this ..... haha did u see what i did there .... i used the word plastic to describe keanu's acting style and simualtanously incorporated the title of the movie .... clever and witty

  • July 15, 2008, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Plastic man is what happens

    by The Winged Doucheman

    when you outsource Iron Man to overseas factories for the purpose of resale in 99 cent stores. I wouldn't be suprised if plastic man's arm breaks off in a week. Iron Man will still be fine when you dig him up from the sand box in 20 years.

  • July 15, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Hold on... Silver

    by Diagnostic

    is the guy who can't figure out how to get Wonder Women to the big screen. He's gonna get Plastic Man there?

  • July 15, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    McGooCain

    by The Winged Doucheman

    Does a Navel buddy clean the lint out of the president's belly button? That's a government job I don't want.

  • July 15, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Just gotta show some love.......

    by Crackles

    for Speed Racer! People are why too harsh to that movie! It was fun as fuck! People are just afraid of color I guess....I thought it was great cause it was like nothing I had ever seen before. Talkbackers are always bitching about how hollywood is recycling the same old shit and then something new and original comes out and you're still bitching like a bunch of stupid bitchers! Go Speed Racer! And V for Vendetta was FUCKING BRILLIANT!!!!

  • July 15, 2008, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Didn't DC/Warner's learn from Steel?

    by BackStJoe

    No one wants to see these "C" level hereos on screen.

  • July 15, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST

    matrix was shit admit it

    by JackGraham

    it was boring as hell, wanted was much more entertaining, i came out of wanted buzzing from the "fucking do something with your life" vibe, whereas i left the matrix thinking abt the following words ... pretencious, boring and flawed ... i never understood why people treated it like the second coming, i thought it was shite.

  • July 15, 2008, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Speed Racer was awesome

    by starmand

    I agree with those who laud Speed Racer. It was like nothing I've ever seen. If the studio's not too daunted by SR's flop, then I will be there day one to see Wachowski's Plastic Man, provided it's as goddamn weird, over-the-top and visionary as Speed Racer was.

  • July 15, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Any asshole that said Speed Racer wasn't fucking fun

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    is just than, an asshole. A Major Asshole. Why am I surrounded by Assholes!?

  • July 15, 2008, 1:11 p.m. CST

    wachowski bros career in a nutshell

    by JackGraham

    bound was excellent matrix 1 2 and 3 were dumb speed racer was colourful and for fucks sake they never directed v for vendetta, they fuckin produced it ok, thats it

  • July 15, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Why Keanu instead of Carrey?

    by Crimson Dynamo

    Carrey is the natural choice, and he's only 2 years older than Keanu

  • July 15, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    They're gonna let them make another movie?

    by fiester

    Damn. After Speed Racer you would have thought someone would figure it out. If Hollyweird really has that much money to waste give it to charity.

  • July 15, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I read the wachowski's script about 4-5 years ago.

    by Pum-Spak

    I remember it being fun and quick paced. I know I have zero credibility here. I remember Plastic Man being an animal activist, and an environmentalist in the script.

  • July 15, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST

    SCREAM 4 Talkback Please

    by oxfordruse

    Announced by The Weinstein Co. today.

  • July 15, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST

    STUPID!!!! DUMB!!!! NOT FUNNY!!!!

    by DURANGO66

    wasn't Hugo Weaving was gonna be Plastic?

  • July 15, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST

    bruce campbell

    by zom-bot.com

    ...years ago he would have been a great plastic man, wasn't plastic man originally a petty criminal, i could see him nailing both parts. <P>too bad he's like 70 and fat now. why didn't directors pick him up when he was the shit?

  • July 15, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST

    The Matrix Trilogy OWNS YOUR ASSES

    by Johnno

    Anyone claiming the sequels sucked has no opinion I ever want to bother considering. And Speed Racer was great too! Fuck the critics and you boring sheep! But Plastic man.... I dunno... I've been interested in all their films so far but this one I might pass on...

  • July 15, 2008, 1:33 p.m. CST

    There's a great future in plastics.

    by Second Try

    Think about it.

  • July 15, 2008, 1:34 p.m. CST

    McGooCain

    by Second Try

    Take your leftist propaganda outta here

  • July 15, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    by wookie1972

  • July 15, 2008, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Who the hell wants a PLASTIC MAN movie?

    by odysseus

    Not me. As far as stretchy heroes go, I'd rather see Reed Richards in a reboot of the Fantastic Four movies.

  • July 15, 2008, 1:44 p.m. CST

    At :32 isn't that the location P.Jackson used for Dunharrow?

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    And the scene with the natives at the beginning of BRAIN DEAD?

  • July 15, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Dear God no!

    by wookie1972

    I have to explain my dismay at this news. I LOVE Plasticman. I've been dreaming about a Plasticman movie ever since 1991 when Cameron showed that you could do the effects with CGI. For the people who don't know the history, Jack Cole's Plasticman was the most insane superhero ever. You can't compare him with Mr. Fantastic - he's like Mr. Fantastic on acid - the really good Owsley stuff at the maximum dose. The only directors who could do him justice are Burton (but using a day-glo pallette instead of the dark stuff he usually does... think Pee Wee's Big Adventure) or Terry Gilliam. Carrey would have been perfect 10, 15 years ago, but back then it would have probably been too similar to The Mask. Plasticman is supposed to be funny, but the Wachowskis have never intentionally told a joke. As for Keanu, there is noone who could possibly be worst casting. At the very least if the Wachowskis are doing it, they should get Will Arnett as Eel and Ethan Suplee as Woozy.

  • July 15, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    What The Fuck?!

    by LaserPants

    Okay, look, I loved SPEED RACER, totally loved it, but even I knew that there was little chance of it being a blockbuster hit because it is, and always was, at its heart, a cult thing. But not only was the movie not a hit, it was a massive bomb that lost something like 30 Million Dollars. 30. Million. Dollars. And their follow up, their way to become lucrative again, is to make a movie about an even more obscure character that doesn't even have a cult following? That nobody cares about at all? Are you kidding? Wow. I mean, I'm pretty sure that SPEED RACER is going to have a good second life on DVD, and is destined to be a cult classic, but this? No fucking way. I'm truly astounded. It must be a joke. Maybe they're trying to lose money? Weird.<br><br>

  • July 15, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    pum-spak

    by wookie1972

    Sounds like the Wachowskis ripped off Grant Morrison's reboot of Animal Man. Yet another reason for the comic community to hate them,

  • July 15, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Jim Carrey as Plastic Man!!

    by DrPain

    He was born for this part.

  • July 15, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST

    get Johnny Depp, he deserves superhero role too

    by pipergates

    And he can do comedy, zaniness, fast-talking plus presence. Keanu is fine in certain roles, but...he's always the same, isnt he? Whoever puts on plastic man's googles needs a lot of personality behind those glasses. I root for Depp. And i hope the Wachowskis get to do it, they rule at action, as long as somebody supervises their scripts.

  • July 15, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Hell, why not?

    by kafka07

    They made Speed Racer. I guess it's their mission to make every silly cartoon into a massive-budget movie and not make the studio's money back. That said, I loved the old Plastic Man cartoon! It was definitely more fun than the Superfriends.

  • July 15, 2008, 2:08 p.m. CST

    McGooCain: Why Don't You Save It

    by kevinwillis.net

    For an Oliver Stone talkback? I like a hot, irrational political smackdown in the talkbacks as much as the next guy, but you can't just "make it happen" by sheer force of will. It's gotta fit in someway, and . . . Plastic Man? Dude, Plastic Man. Your bait isn't working cuz this is a . . . Plastic Man talkback. Wait for the next update to Oliver Stone's Dubya project, an a pro wrestling style troll-flaming smackdown will ensue. Plastic Man talkbacks? You'll get more mileage dissing/praising the Matrix sequels (which I enjoyed, BTW, and have watched several times, tho number 2 is definitely stronger than number 3). Or say something about Speedracer. Or DC's mishandling of all their comic properties outside of Batman. Or something like that.

  • July 15, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    I Think Joel Silver is Talking Out his Ass

    by kevinwillis.net

    And it's being taken way too seriously. The Wachowski's have been attached to Plastic Man for a decade, and instead they've done Matrix sequels, V is for Vendetta, Speedracer . . . I wouldn't hold my breath for this. It would be harder to do in a convincing, box-office safe way than Speedracer.

  • July 15, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Say what you will about them...

    by Mr. Profit

    But their movies always look good. So they are obviously capable of making great movies. Matrix 2 is underrated, I think the only issue was how overlong the scene with the architect was. Matrix 3 was just OK for me. But it's not as terrible as people make it out to be. It's wasn't as messy as any of the Star Wars prequels. <p>Speed Racer worked for what it was. A silly Summer action movie for young boys who love fast cars and play Mario Kart. It wasn't meant to be epic. And from a technical standpoint, it was impressive. Also the fight sequences were pretty good.</P><P>I'm down with them making more movies. But what I would really love to see is them tackle either Wonder Woman or Captain America. Since they are both period pieces, I think they could do a good job with them.</P>

  • July 15, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST

    To get an idea of why Plasticman is so great...

    by wookie1972

    Check out the original Jack Cole comics. (The Kyle Baker reboot was okay, but didn't have quite the right tone). Plas is on a different wavelength than the other DC heroes - probably the closest in tone is Captain Marvel/Shazam. The Mask actually came pretty close to what the character should be like.... I just can't believe they're actually considering Keanu.

  • July 15, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Why do they...

    by moonlightdrive

    cast Keanu in movies. He is shit and doesn't pull people in. This movie is so perfect for him because if it is like the cartoon it will be a joke.

  • July 15, 2008, 2:28 p.m. CST

    McGooCain: I Think You'll Have To Come Up With Something

    by kevinwillis.net

    . . . something more substantial that "dumbest of the dumb" and hyperbole like "the nightmare they helped to perpetuate". That sort of obvious troll bait might get a response in a Talkback involve the Dixie Chicks or Oliver Stone, but Plastic Man? I'm dubious.

  • July 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m. CST

    I will watch this if...

    by The_joker

    ...There is a scene where keanu turns himself into a spoon and tries to bend himself.

  • July 15, 2008, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Matrix 2: I Loved the Architect

    by kevinwillis.net

    I don't think they needed to shorten that at all. On the otherhand, I thought they could have cut out the slow-motion Soul Train dance number after Morpheus's speech entirely. Matrix 3 seemed to lose the thread a little bit to me, renders the Matrix 2 rescue of Trinity meaningless (imo) . . . not their fault the Oracle had to be a different actress, but that was disappointing as well.

  • July 15, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST

    From Wood to Plastic

    by FILMFUNK

    Keanu got range

  • July 15, 2008, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Matrix: Reloaded was horrible, EXCEPT for the

    by CreasyBear

    chateau fight and the freeway chase, which is the most amazing and energetic action sequence in movie history. On DVD, you can skip past the swamp of meta-reality blah-blah-blah and watch everything from the Merovingian confrontation and its chocolate orgasm computer cake, to the moment when Keanu swipes up Fishburne and the old Asian dude from the exploding trucks. Yes, I agree that everything after this point (and most of what comes before the Merovingian) is mindnumbingly stupid and unentertaining.

  • July 15, 2008, 2:43 p.m. CST

    The Smurfs Begin

    by Dr Gregory House

    C'mon Chris Nolan.

  • July 15, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Yeah Their Original Script Was Kind Of Annoying...

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    Some ok writing in it and a few moments here and there that'd be good on screen. I suppose you could call it a piece of "juvenilia". The guy who becomes Plastic Man is supposed to be an environmentalist. But instead of making him seem admirable he comes across as a twat.

  • July 15, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Wachowskis, Keanu Reeves, etc

    by Aeghast

    I'm not seeing this thing —if they're ever making it—

  • July 15, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST

    But Motoko, You Never Saw SPEED RACER!

    by LaserPants

    So how can you judge it for good or for ill?

  • July 15, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST

    TroutMaskReplicant

    by LaserPants

    You have the best name on AICN hands down.

  • July 15, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST

    damnit Laserpants...

    by wookie1972

    You beat me to it. Beefheart + Blade Runner = brilliant.

  • July 15, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Just keep Jim Carrey out of it.

    by Mosquito March

    I hate that fucking bastard.

  • July 15, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Steven Spielberg

    by Project424

    Wasn't The Beard going to do one? Haha. I remember James Cameron making a crack about that, when T2 was released; "now watch Steven Spielberg go make a movie called 'Plastic Man' or something."

  • July 15, 2008, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Elongated Man is a poor man's Plastic Man.

    by Uncle Stan

    EM has always been an inferior knock-off of Jack Cole's genius. The Jim Carey Plasic Man currently floating aroung the DCU is not the genuine article. Go read your Archives editions.

  • July 15, 2008, 3:03 p.m. CST

    And the Wachowski's continue to digg their own graves

    by ganymede3010

    Sad, Sad, Sad, this will be worst then Speedracer.

  • July 15, 2008, 3:07 p.m. CST

    CreasyBear Badboys2 chase scene > Matrix Chase Scene!

    by ganymede3010

    Obviously you haven't seen Badboys2, the freeway scene unfortunately was better then the Matrix. I hate to admit that because I'm a pro sci-fi guy, but it's true.

  • July 15, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    The film will hinge on Woozy Winks.

    by Uncle Stan

    Going back to Jack Cole's work, Plastic Man was always the "straight man." Woozy Winks was the primary source of comedy. Despite the goofy powers, Plas was a pretty straight forward detective type. Another unique aspect of the character is that he started out as a hardcore underworld type. He continued to use his criminal alter-ego to entrap criminals for years. This makes him unique among the superhero set.

  • July 15, 2008, 3:16 p.m. CST

    The only way this will work

    by FILMFUNK

    Is if Bruce Campbell is cast.

  • July 15, 2008, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Ooooh.... Will Arnet?

    by scortch

    Not a bad idea, there, wookie1972. Totally different vibe than my main man Campbell (I could never see Jim Carrey in the role- too self aware of his own weirdness). Suplee as Woozie? I think the guys awesome, but... Nah, I'll stick with Oswalt as my pick!

  • July 15, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    gordon ramsay : The movie .... sounds better than this tripe

    by JackGraham

    holy fuckin bat shit, what the fuck is up the wachowski brothers aresholes apart from bull shit, what the fuck are they and joel silver thinking, i mean for fucks sake fellas, come on, change the fuckin billboard allready, the last 3 movies u made together were bollocks, heres an idea, go back to the fucking drawing board and make a modest budget movie kinda like that masterpiece u made b4 u were given money to drain the imagination, oh that movie was bound by the way

  • July 15, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Keanu is a Bad Choice

    by EyeofPolyphemus

    Jim Carry could use a hit return to his roots. I cannot see this one being much of a hit regardless of who is in it. Plastic Man is like Speed Racer. it has fans, but is not enough in the mainstream for many people to be interested.

  • July 15, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    The wrong brothers

    by FloZeke

    I live in Massachusetts, and had the good fortune to speak to one half of a couple of brother/directors who lives down by Plymouth. I had mentioned that I was a huge movie/comic geek, and, over time, I mentioned a character that I thought would be perfect for him and his brother to direct. That character was Plastic Man. He told me to get some info together for him so he could talk to his brother about it; I bought a Plastic Man trade paperback for him to read/use as source material. The second he saw the character on the cover, this guy said, "oh, yeah... jim would be perfect to play him." About a month went by, and he stopped by the store again. He and his brother had both read the book and loved it, and said that I was right on the money with how it played into the zany shit they like to do. But, unfortunately, he and his bro spoke to a couple people at New Line, and they were told that they had a script already, and that the Wachowskis were lined up to direct. This was, like, 3-4 years ago. And Warner Bros. is still going with those two instead of genuinely interested comedy directors. Un-fuckin'-real.

  • July 15, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    McGooCain: Start Pimping 9/11 Truth

    by kevinwillis.net

    And explain how 9/11 was an inside job. Cite specifics like the melting temperature of steel, the premature reportage of the collapse of a building that had not yet collapsed. IN the Oliver Stone talk about, just talk about how brilliant and objective and accurate Stone's portrayal of Bush is going to be. "Stone is completely unbiased," you might say.

  • July 15, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST

    laserpant

    by soup74

    a few posts up there did you exclaim twice that speed racer lost $30 million? cause its budget after promotion was rumored to be around $180 million, and worldwide the movie only made $80, so more like it lost around $100 million.

  • July 15, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Wow, Plastic Man. Way to go mainstream, Wachowskis.

    by ByTor

    What next, Inferior Five? Metal Men? How about a Krypto movie? <P> Imbeciles.

  • July 15, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Man, I Can't Wait Until Baron Von Blimp

    by kevinwillis.net

    They should just skip Plastic Man and go for the gold.

  • July 15, 2008, 3:50 p.m. CST

    and the tagline should be...

    by FloZeke

    "Stretched to the breaking point." or "There's no bouncing back from this."

  • July 15, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Plastic Man Script

    by claudiomonster

    Here yo go bitches: http://home.online.no/~bhundlan/scripts/PlasticMan.txt

  • July 15, 2008, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Was that Shia...

    by DoubleFantasy

    at the end of that clip? heh heh... only kidding.

  • July 15, 2008, 4:26 p.m. CST

    HAAAAA!

    by Bob_Dobbalina

    Terrible no really........terrible idea.

  • July 15, 2008, 4:34 p.m. CST

    What's Wrong With Electra Woman and Dynagirl?

    by kevinwillis.net

    That's a property just begging for a big screen adaptation.

  • July 15, 2008, 4:35 p.m. CST

    TDK will fill your saddlebags

    by colinjbooth

  • July 15, 2008, 4:39 p.m. CST

    wqachowskis really have nothing else to offer

    by IndiaOates

    do they? first matrix and bound, that's it.

  • July 15, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST

    So Marel gives us..

    by ckone

    Spidey1-3,Xmen1-3, Hulk,I-Hulk, F4,F4RSS,Daredevil,Punisher,punisher,ironman,blade1-3,even electra...not to mention what is coming next...and from WB we get, Batman begins,Dark Knight,and Superman returns...oh and lets not forget Catwoman...and to top it off, we get PLASTIC MAN!??? WAKE UP WB!! GET GL, FLASH, WW, Aquaman up and running...you are LOSING the movie war...Even though some of the MArvel movies sucked ass, at LEAST they attempted to get them done with people who claimed to love the character...or a version there of..WB OWNS DC, there is no excuse for this!!

  • July 15, 2008, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Elastic Man in Dark Knight Sequel

    by Autodidact

    In the sequel to The Dark Knight Returns, Plastic Man is presented as one of the most dangerous men on Earth. "He could kill us all," Batman thinks to himself. The treatment of his character is one of the only worthy things in that series. PTUI!

  • July 15, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST

    That was a clam

    by kungfuhustler84

    with an eyepatch.

  • July 15, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    The problem about the matrix sequels

    by emeraldboy

    was and remember reviewing the movies for my brother in spain, was that they became all about the Matrix product and they ceased to be about the cinema going experience and they were as I said already a handy way for the pre-larry linda to pay for his massive divorce which was I believe somewhere in the region of 150mil. as we know now. the real winner in all of this was the woman(despised by Warner Bros and die hard fans alike) who won 300 million in the biggest copyright breach law suit in history. Since the original matrix which was for its time a ground breaking movie, the wachowski have proven that they arent really all that hot. V for vendetta was a matrix rip off and they were involved in that awful kidman craig movie Invasion(of the snot monsters). The lesson is never make a sequel or sequels after a gap. that was the mistake the berg made.

  • July 15, 2008, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Keanu is NOT Plastic Man

    by kungfuhustler84

    Did they even watch that video? The guy's a loudmouth, irresponsible joker guy. A Jim Carrey type would be great for this role. I say type, because he's too old, though I love him. Keanu Reeves can deliver a joke about as good as a blind UPS employee with no legs.

  • July 15, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    by FloZeke

    by emeraldboy

    Are referring to the Farrelly bros. Oh god thats even worse.

  • July 15, 2008, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Needs a new name

    by BurgerKing

    Because with their last movie being called Speed Racer and there new one being called Plastic Man, people are going to just say .....ok what the fuck is going on here? Plastic Man might have been ok in the 80s for a toyline, but today it's just cheesy as fuck. No amount of nostalgia can change that

  • July 15, 2008, 5:17 p.m. CST

    soup74

    by LaserPants

    You may be right, but I read the other day that Silver said something like when all was said and done they were looking at a loss of 30 million. Thats a lot of fuckin' money.

  • July 15, 2008, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Give Keanu a chance!

    by Nabster

    Please my friends, I implore you to open your minds to the subtle genius of Mr. Reeves!

  • July 15, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    One fish....Twoh....

    by Christopher3

    ...uhhhh. Oh, fish!

  • July 15, 2008, 5:33 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    by DigitalBeachWar

    Keanu is PLASTIC MAN

  • July 15, 2008, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Eels and Asian girls

    by shran

    sounds like an interesting concept. I say let's run with that and forget this Plasticman nonsense. Someone ring up Fook Mi and Fook Yu and I'll bring the eels and the vidcam.

  • July 15, 2008, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Gordon Ramsay : The movie

    by JackGraham

    i hearby start the bal rollin for this potential masterpiece to be made ..... it couldnt be any worse than say that recent arron eckart catherine zeta jones chef movie that was so bad i cant remember the title, what other chef movies have there been, oh yeah ratatouille, frankie and johnny, under siege 1 and 2, erm keep em coming folks

  • July 15, 2008, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Besides,

    by shran

    Plasticman would be too expensive to film. What with the rising cost of petrol and all.

  • July 15, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    And how the fuck did gordon ramsay enter a talkback abt a possib

    by JackGraham

    answers on a postcard please

  • July 15, 2008, 5:39 p.m. CST

    .... possible keanu movie ... phew got there

    by JackGraham

    once again answers on a postcard

  • July 15, 2008, 5:39 p.m. CST

    The Wachowski's actually wrote th script 13 years ago--

    by blackmantis

  • July 15, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST

    The Wachowski's actually wrote th script 13 years ago--

    by blackmantis

    Here is the link-- http://tinyurl.com/63ogt4

  • July 15, 2008, 5:50 p.m. CST

    bruce campbell as plastic man!!!

    by chainsaw1974

    reeves as eels?i smell another constantine..and it stinks.

  • July 15, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Fuck Guano Reeves....

    by Damage_Inc

    But he couldn't be worse than that Mr. Fantastic queer.

  • July 15, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    MR IFANTASTIC WAS BORING IN FF 1 AND 2

    by JackieGleasonUFO

    why would this be any less boring? fade in: he stretches his arm to get a beer, he stretches the other to save a baby, then he stretches his neck to look up a girls skirt, then he gets caught and gets all flustered and tangles himself up. the end. hmmm, actually that could be good.

  • July 15, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    couldn't get throught the first 20 minutes of speed racer..

    by Stalkeye

    ugh what a pile of shit this movie is. and i'll pass on plastic man,fucking boring character. when is SHAZAM coming out anyway?

  • July 15, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    make a STRETCH ARMSTRONG movie!!

    by JackieGleasonUFO

    instead.

  • July 15, 2008, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Still giving the Wachowski's money to make movies?

    by Teddy Artery

    They're not the good risk they used to be.

  • July 15, 2008, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Speed Racer was AWESOME

    by Wed Vid Guy

    Still my favorite movie of the summer. That's probably going to change after seeing TDK though. I feel sorry for anyone who can't get into John Goodman cracking ninja skulls. Life doesn't get sweeter than that.

  • July 15, 2008, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Wow...

    by The Ape Giggins

    The W brothers never fucking learn, do they?

  • July 15, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST

    You guys...

    by Lord John Whorfin

    repeat the same bullshit over and over again. Hivemind, anyone? That said, I trust the Wachowski Brothers and Reeves will work. But I've always thought Johnny Knoxville would make a great Plastic Man/Eel O'Brien.

  • July 15, 2008, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Surely their follow up to Speed Racer...

    by raw_bean

    ...is going to be 'Ninja Assassin', which they brought J. Michael Straczynski on to rewrite and polish a little while back.

  • July 15, 2008, 7:04 p.m. CST

    They're kidding...right?

    by Anna Valerious

    Of course, there was talk of a "Stretch Armstrong" movie a while ago...

  • July 15, 2008, 7:06 p.m. CST

    A Plastic Man movie? It wont happen

    by hank henshaw

    This casting rumor is laughable, but Jack Black as Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner I presume) continues to be the shittiest superhero casting that never happened.

  • July 15, 2008, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Lame.

    by DarthCorleone

    I never found this particular superpower relatable or desirable in the least.

  • July 15, 2008, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Except it was done well...

    by DarthCorleone

    ...in The Incredibles.

  • July 15, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Speed Racer Was Good.

    by Toonol

    I just wanted to throw that out there. Most of the eleven people that ever saw it, really liked it. So far, Speed Racer, Iron Man, and Wall-E have been the best movies of the summer.

  • July 15, 2008, 7:32 p.m. CST

    EELS O'BRIEN IN "WEAPONS OF ASS DESTRUCTION"!

    by The Marquis de Side 3

    totally such a porn name...

  • July 15, 2008, 7:33 p.m. CST

    EELS O'BRIEN IN "ASSACONDA!"

    by The Marquis de Side 3

    VERY totally such a porn name!

  • July 15, 2008, 7:34 p.m. CST

    EELS O'BRIEN IS "PL-ASS-TIC MAN"!

    by The Marquis de Side 3

    EXTREMELY totally such a porn name!

  • July 15, 2008, 7:36 p.m. CST

    EELS O'BRIEN AND JENNA JAMESON IN "SUPER FRIENDS"

    by The Marquis de Side 3

    but I'm sure Jenna's been stripping in a Wonder Woman costume for years... =0)

  • July 15, 2008, 7:41 p.m. CST

    They

    by Hesiod2k7

  • July 15, 2008, 7:42 p.m. CST

    They're letting the Wachowski's make another movie?

    by Hesiod2k7

    Wow. I'm betting the studio wants to hold them to a $25-$50 million budget so they can at least make their money back over the first two weekend.

  • July 15, 2008, 7:44 p.m. CST

    raw_bean

    by starmand

    Ninja Assassin is being directed by James McTiegue, the Wachowskis are just writing/producing, I think.

  • July 15, 2008, 7:44 p.m. CST

    E-Man would be better.

    by Hesiod2k7

  • July 15, 2008, 8:09 p.m. CST

    The Wachowskis?

    by GodMars

    Their 15 minutes was up several years ago. Time for them to star in a reality TV show.

  • July 15, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    "wasn't Hugo Weaving was gonna be Plastic?"

    by REDD

    Exactly!

  • July 15, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Keanu and not Jim Carrey?

    by Drath

    I could understand if he was Wooden Man, but otherwise this is got to be the dumbest casting choice since Jack Black for the Green Lantern.

  • July 15, 2008, 9:03 p.m. CST

    I'm surprised.

    by Darkman

    The Wachowskis on a big-budget project with Joel Silver after SPEED RACER's (undeserved) box-office failure? Seriously, whoa. <br><br> Another fan here. Anyone who hated SPEED RACER is a fun-hating elitist snob who needs to, for the good of mankind, pull the stick out of your ass.

  • July 15, 2008, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Plastic Man?! Where is Wood Man, Paper Man and Snort Man?????

    by Violator90

    Keanu is perfect for Wood Man, since his acting is limited to sectences containing the word: "Whoa!" Eddie Murphy can play Paper Man, a guy that would do ANY shitty movie as long as the money is there. And last but never lease is Snort Man played by noneother than Michael "Cocaine" Bay. Plastic Man can be Jack Black. Why? A comedy always needs a fat man in strechy pants! Fuck this is a movie hit in the makine! Hey! do I get a check if this crapfest is made or would I get garbge bags of flaming doggy doo doo?!?!

  • July 15, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Plastichowskis

    by jackofhearts29

    The Clam is my favorite.... I think he should be voiced by Christopher Walken

  • July 15, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    A Great Plastic Man..

    by houbou

    Who would make a great Plastic Man? How about this: Craig Bierko See his profile on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0081572/ Must better than Keanu. Pass that along to the Wachowskis.. :P

  • July 15, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Agreed. JIM CARREY was MADE for this role...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Wasting ANY money on the most inexpressive actor in Hollywood to play the goofiest and MOST expressive superhero in comics is pure IDIOCY.<p>Keanu's Plastic Man film will make Speed Racer look like Citizen Kane. HORRIBLE casting decision. >:P

  • July 16, 2008, 3:05 a.m. CST

    I hated the fucking cartoon

    by Playkins

    Even when I was a kid, I would've rather watched "New Zoo Revue" until my eyeballs bled.

  • July 16, 2008, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Anyone who remembers Electra Woman and Dynagirl..

    by Stalkeye

    or New Zoo Revue or that matter has gotta be over 47 years old.Ha!Geeks of all ages.Now for the life of me, I can't understand why there are those who think Speed Racer is awesome, but fuck it to each his/her own. after all me and my friends liked Hancock.(and V for Vendetta was'nt too bad either.) Cheers, Biotches!

  • July 16, 2008, 5:38 a.m. CST

    gORDON rAMSEY - Plastic fACE

    by FILMFUNK

    ~~~~<P> . .<P> @<P> ---

  • July 16, 2008, 6:40 a.m. CST

    No Hula Hula or Penny or Baby Plas

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    equals Flames on Optimus/Nipples on the bat suit.

  • July 16, 2008, 7:41 a.m. CST

    What the hell...

    by Laza-rus

    What's with the sudden Wachowski obsession with the ressurecting cheesy Saturday morning cartoons? For all its faults, the Matrix was an amazing achievement and I always liked the fact the brothers modeled a lot of the action on Japanese anime. Why don't they do a live action Ghost in the Shell or something. I couldn't even finish the Speed Racer preview online. I can't imaging what fucking Plastic Man is going to look like.

  • July 16, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Sure, I'd watch it.

    by Knuckleduster

    Not too sure about Keanu, though. I mean, he looks plastic (that's why he's only good in computer game movies like The Matrix), but isn't Plastic Man supposed to be wacky and funny? Keanu is not funny.

  • July 16, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Stalkeye, close but not cigar - 38

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I remember Electra Woman and Dyna Girl because it came on after Wonder Bug as part of the Kroft Supershow with Kaptain Kool and the Kongs (what is a Kong anyway). My fourth grader teacher got mad at me because I spelled cool wrong. I blame the Sid, Marty, and Kool-Aid.

  • July 16, 2008, 8:09 a.m. CST

    mr_sinister7381 better yet watch

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Dark City with Kiefer Sutherland. If that isn't pre-CGI Matrix, I don't know what is.

  • July 16, 2008, 8:13 a.m. CST

    TomBodet, the whole premise of Yuck

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    was so stupid, yet I couldn't help watch it as a kid. It's like a train wreck, you can't help but watch. Fangface was awesome too with that one huge tooth. Yes, it was a Scooby rip off, but it was still cool

  • July 16, 2008, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Gordon Ramsay as Mr Freeze in Dark Knight follow up

    by JackGraham

  • July 16, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Patchy the clam should be played by

    by samsquanch

    Charlton Heston. Oh wait! That old bastard is dead.

  • July 16, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST

    full story

    by westsideboy

    UPDATE** Reader Ballack, who provided CHUD with the original details wanted to share with us the highlights of the radio interview. Here's what he wrote in his e-mail: - James McTeigue is having a blast directing Ninja Assassin. Says its going to be an old school Hong Kong influenced fight fest whilst keeping with the traditional Japanese style. - Looking to be a R rated movie with no exceptions being made to the integrity of choreography prepped by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski with insight on behalf of fight consultant Yuen Woo-ping. - The Wachowski's are involved with blocking all the complex fight scenes with James taking lead on dialogue related scenes. - Says he loves working in Berlin and is looking to move to London shortly to begin prep on the post production. - With the nitty gritty out of the way, he started a heavy discussion on a subject known to many comic book fans called Plastic Man. This is what i have been able to recall. - The Wachowski's are using their original 1996 script which he says would have been the most expensive movie ever made had it been green lit back then. - With the recent disappointment regarding Speed Racer, the Brothers decided it was time to give the fans what they want (Old school Wachowski production). He says the boys are prepping the movie the way they did it on the first Matrix with the intention of blowing shit up like never before. - Movie will focus on Action, Character and then special effects. Says the Brothers feel the world can't handle another movie ten years ahead of its time (Speed Racer), however, they will be putting action scenes together that will follow the format of the first matrix with the first half of the movie detailing the plot/character and the final half being non-stop action. - Here's the big announcement. Joel repeated this twice, Keanu Reeves will be playing the character of Patrick "Eel" O'Brian a.k.a Plastic Man. Joel mentioned the Brothers felt it had been too long since they last collaborated and feel they will only ever now work with him for all their future movies. - Looking for a Dec 09 release world wide. Tentative to change if effects work is delayed. Fatboy, sort your shit out. Follow the link for the full story. http://www.latinoreview.com/news/updated-keanu-reeves-as-plastic-man-whoa-5001

  • July 16, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    For Shitty Superhero Casting

    by Autodidact

    ... nothing will ever come close to Nicolas Cage as Superman. I think I heard that was a pay-or-play deal and he ended up collecting like $12 million for not doing anything.

  • July 16, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Dark city is "pre-CGI" Matrix?!?!

    by Autodidact

    It came out in 1998... it's wall-to-wall with CG (although there is a lot of model work too). What the fuck are you talking about?

  • July 16, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Vs the Weed?

    by xbubblesx

    Not happening .. the weed was a marvel villain and was killed off bu The Gardener in the episode whe was introduced.

  • July 16, 2008, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Autodidact, sure it had some GCI, but

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    nowhere near to the exent of Matrix. Okay, I could have clarified my comments better. It was in no way CGI free. As you pointed out, and what I think stuck in my head was the model work. But you gotta admit, whether through coincidence or plagiarism, the similarities between that and the Matrix are there.

  • July 16, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Angelina Jolie for Disco Mummy.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Search your feelings, you know this to be true.

  • July 16, 2008, 2:38 p.m. CST

    I've no strong opinions regarding the Wachowskis,

    by Dingbatty

    but Plastic Man's creator Jack Cole was a genius. Most who don't care for the character probably have no knowledge of the original comic, but have merely seen that terrible cartoon from the 80's. Also, the recent reboot by Kyle Baker a couple years ago was one of the better comics series of late.

  • July 16, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Mini me as the penguin in dark knight follow up

    by JackGraham

  • July 16, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Michael Keaton was a MUCH better BATMAN than...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Val Kilmer or George Clooney. Sure, Keaton was short and balding, but he demonstrated both the craziness and acting chops to set the standard that every other Batman has followed since, both live-action and animated.

  • July 16, 2008, 11:07 p.m. CST

    The Watchout!sky's suck and so does Plastic Mangina

    by boogy110

    The only good movie they ever made was the original Matrix, and maybe some props to the 2nd in the series. Revolutions and Speedracer sucked donky balls. Hell speed racer didn't even make any money. they actually lost money. As for Plastic Man??? My god, even as a kid I thought he was the gayest character in the comic universe. He sucks, and is soooooooooo goofy looking.

  • July 17, 2008, 2:59 a.m. CST

    thx for the correction Gram & Kurt.

    by Stalkeye

    however i did exagerate in regards to the age range of those who remembered those god awful sid and marty kroft shows. Although it's a bit before my time, (i'm 30 BTW)i have seen the bootlegs back in the day. What the fuck were they thinking (or snorting) when they came up with uber cheese series like Dr. Shrinker or Big foot and wildboy?!?<p>Seriously though it's good to have a TB with various age ranges, as the more mature TBers add a bit of class to the threads which can often be saturated by those 15- 19 year old obnoxious fanboys that post shit like IronmNn rulez,HULK SuX!!%$#OMFG!! or Fuk U Harry!<p>Then again, opinions are like assholes.Besides, this is AICN, so when in Rome..<p>And yes i remember Thundarr the Barbarian, what self professed Kirby fan couldn't?

  • Aug. 4, 2008, 9:56 p.m. CST

    not any more

    by ddog

    seems keanu isnt going to do plastic man. he said recently that he will not do the film but would love to do something else with wachowski bros.