Leslie Jones is set to voice a female version of Plastic Man in a new DC animated series.
Warner Bros. has been trying to get a Plastic Man project off the ground for many years now. Amanda Idoko was initially announced as the writer on the DC film before Cat Vasko came on board. Vasko’s version of the Plastic Man film gender-swapped the hero, and it has now been revealed the project has morphed again with Leslie Jones.
Variety reports that Leslie Jones will voice the new female version of the charater. While the project was originally developed as a film, it will now be an adult animated comedy. The female version of the character will reportedly go by the title Plastic. Jones is best known for her stint on Saturday Night Live and notably starred in 2016’s Ghostbusters reboot.
Leslie Jones’ Plastic joins other DC adult-oriented animated shows set at Warner Bros. such as Harley Quinn and its upcoming spin-off, Noonan’s, which will follow Kite-Man.
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 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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