Fans of Doctor Who and comic books alike might want to be sitting down for this next bit, because if it proves to be true, it's a whopper: There is a rumor swirling around ye olde internet that is being looked at for the role of Plastic Man for DC's long-awaited Justice League Part One (which has now been pushed back to 2017).
The rumor comes from a rather dubious source, so take it with a grain of salt. It comes from a user by the name of Jet Beetle on the Replica Prop forums, who claims to know some Warner Bros. producers who let slip the info to him:
A couple of producers I know told me they were involved with the upcoming Justice League movie - I've known these guys for years and as nice as they are they have never been involved with something as big as JL, so who knows. They did say Warner is basically trying to follow Marvel's lead (no surprise there) and amongst the heavy hitters already expected to be on hand (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman) they want to put in a comic relief character (they seem to believe this is what Ant Man will be - no matter how much I defended the character I had to admit I had no idea how Pym will be handled in this upcoming film). Then when they told me the character Warner was planning to include.... well, I smiled and could totally see it as a good thing. The idea of Plastic Man bouncing all over the place and the fact that the studio is looking at David Tennent to bring him to life -- it was the first time I got excited to see a Justice League movie. So let's look at the characters - and seeing how none of us know what the line-up will be, go ahead and put in your personal fantasy players and who will play them.
Tennant was most recently linked to Rocket Raccoon in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, and with the actor having such a cult following, it's no surprise fans are eager to believe they'll see him showing up in another superhero movie. But with all the big name casting rumors flying around this summer that have turned out to be completely false, I am not going to hold my breath on this one.
Okay, that's a lie. I will definitely hold my breath, because, as a certified Whovian, but not a particularly big DC fan, this is the first news I've heard that's made me legitimately interested in seeing a Justice League movie. David Tennant providing comic relief in the form of the super-quirky, oddball Plastic Man? Count me in in every conceivable way possible. Anyone who's ever seen Tennant's manic, eccentric turn as the Tenth Doctor knows this is a role he could own. His wildly expressive face and rubber limbs are made for the slapstick, physical humor that would be required for the role of Plastic Man.
Don't believe me? Check out this video of him doing what he do as the Tenth Doctor:
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