A complaint amongst some regarding the Christopher Nolan Batman movies as well as Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is that they are just too darn serious (cue the "why so serious" jokes) while Marvel Studios incorporates a bit of humor as we saw with the Hulk smashing the crud out of Loki in The Avengers movie.
Now an interesting rumor has hit the net, and one that is rather fun: It's stated that Warner Bros. is eyeing David Tennant as Plastic Man to add some comic relief for the Justice League movie.
The rumor comes from the RPF (Replica Prop) Forums (via JoBlo):
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.
David Tennant's name has come up before for another fun character with Rocket Raccoon in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Obviously that didn't happen, but would a David Tennant Plastic Man fit within the Man of Steel world? Or are we stretching here (you knew that was coming)?
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