ByAllen Kayne, writer at Creators.co
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Is a Metal Men movie happening?

Skip down to "Revised Origins" because yes it is happening. Or for proof, read this:

While the news was reported in April, it has been mostly brushed aside as we dive into the world of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Flash.

Warner Bros. has several other movies in development unconnected to the Justice League that are based on DC superheroes and fantasy and crime titles from its Vertigo line of genre comics, said Mr. Silverman and Toby Emmerich, president of Warner’s New Line Cinema label. They include “Shazam,” “Metal Men,” “100 Bullets,” and “Fables.”
Wall Street Journal
The Batfleck Distraction
The Batfleck Distraction

In an interview with THR and Diane Nelson, she said:

I can say the success of Man of Steel has been incredibly great for our company, the studio, Warner Pictures, DC, and it obviously just reinforces the potential of that universe just moving forward...

A "Metal Men" movie was confirmed to be in development. The way that the writer says "several other movies in development unconnected to the Justice League" is somewhat confusing. Does that mean that they are in the same universe? My guess is that "Shazam" and "Metal Men" are, but not "100 Bullets" and "Fables".

Barry Sonnenfeld has been rumored to be working on the "Metal Men" movie, but that has been old unconfirmed news.

Gold, Lead, Iron, Platinum, Magnus, Mercury, + Tin
Gold, Lead, Iron, Platinum, Magnus, Mercury, + Tin

Since all we know is that "Metal Men" is in development, let's speculate.

Revised Origins

The metal men were created by William Magnus. In the new incarnation of the DC Universe, the Crime Syndicate of Earth-3 have come to destroy the Justice League's earth. Previously, the Justice League had two encounters with "Metal Women": Goldrush and Platinum. Goldrush was called in for reinforcements to fight in the Throne of Atlantis story, while Platinum, an original metal person was accepted to the Justice League, but started attacking them because she was somehow unstable.

Platinum in the New 52
Platinum in the New 52

Now, Metal Men had been a project by Magnus, but among A.R.G.U.S. agents, it has been cancelled because of their behavior. The Metal Men are one of the last resorts to defy the invasion on Earth, while the Justice League is trapped in the Firestorm Matrix. As unbelievable as it is, Catwoman and Batman escaped with Victor Stone after the attack. Victor Stone's bulky armor had a virus called The Grid and separated itself from him.

Grid!
Grid!

After convincing his father, Silas, to do so, his new suit was built from pieces in the "Red Room". The Red Room is full of developed are discovered technology around the world. In a movie, it would be cool to see Miss Martian's Bio-ship, Red Tornado, and other objects. So, Stone asks to be slimmer and shorter. And his request is granted.

Epic Revelation!!!
Epic Revelation!!!

The Metal Men and Cyborg go on a mission to fight Grid and save the day, which is awesome.

That's heroism!
That's heroism!

What makes the Metal Men lovable is how much they represent us. They are AI, but they've got the Pinocchio vibe going on among them. They each have a very unique personality based on their element. It would make for a good movie, as we see Cyborg, who is struggling between to be human and machine at the same time, while living on the Earth, while the Metal Men try to find their comfortable spot on the planet. It would be cool if they promoted the movie by having individual posters of each character with their name written at the top. To hype up people, there should be a "Which Metal Man are you?" quiz on the official movie site.


  Cyborg and Mercury
Cyborg and Mercury

Some people are upset that Cyborg replaced Martian Manhunter in the "Big Seven" founding members of the Justice League. Well, what if a Justice League of America movie happened that was co-lead by Martian Manhunter, Steve Trevor, and Green Arrow?

Movie Origin

So since a Metal Men movie is happening, why not add Cyborg into it, as he clearly is a good leader of the strange team. So cast the first guy! He wasn't officially announced for Superman/Batman, but trust this information.

Ray Fisher
Ray Fisher

Since the blockbuster (I hope) would come out soon after Justice League, we cannot really use the Forever Evil storyline. So if somehow Cyborg's origin is implemented into the Justice League movie or Flash TV show (I'll get to that later), then we could have a Year Two Cyborg interacting with the out-of-the-bottle Metal Men. Suggested Villains: Amazo and The Grid! William Magnus is a crazy scientist. So is Professor Ivo! It would be cool if the Grid virus was programmed by Ivo, then injected (or whatever) into Cyborg via the flying monkeys as seen in Young Justice. Amazo would be a very awesome main villain, since he (or it) can imitate the powers that the characters have.

A great moment would be if The Grid suddenly took over Cyborg's robot part and left. Then the Metal Men could assist him by temporarily being his armor. Victor Stone covered by the Metal Men! Or the Metal Men combined to make the Power Ranger-like robot called the Alloy.

So, I hope CYBORG AND THE METAL MEN coming soon! It is the risk that DC must take. Tagline suggestion: "There's more than one man of steel".

The Flash!

Goodness gracious, it's so hard to write a post without the Flash, but here goes.

How cool would it be to see the Flash tie into the movie? AoS used Captain America 2 to shape up their plot, so the Flash could be.

Since Barry is heavily associated with S.T.A.R. Labs in the show, I'd love to see him and Victor as friends.

Wonder Woman

Besides a Metal Men movie, I want to see a Wonder Woman movie MORE, to add more gender diversity and see a favorite character in her own movie on the big screen.

And while there are no plans yet for a “Justice League” spinoff featuring Ms. Gadot’s “Wonder Woman,” Warner executives said they are warm to the idea.
“That is our hope,” said Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing. “With the right script, that could be viable. The world is ready for her.”
Wall Street Journal

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Justice League, drawn by Jim Lee
Justice League, drawn by Jim Lee

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