IGN (US), July 15, 2008
Wachowskis Reaching for Plastic Man?
It's not a stretch to believe this casting rumor.
by Brian Linder
We recently told you about a series of meetings taking place between Warner Bros. and DC Comics focused on bringing more of the publisher's superhero properties to the big screen. Now, there's a fresh rumor that one of those properties, Plastic Man, could soon be in active development.
A scooper for CHUD claims that producer and frequent Wachowskis collaborator Joel Silver dropped the Plastic Man bomb recently on a German radio show. Silver reportedly tipped that the Wachowskis will soon make the movie based on their decade-old screenplay, and that the comic book flick could even be ready for a 2009 release.
And guess who they're supposedly considering for the title role? None other than Neo himself, Keanu Reeves. All of this is unconfirmed, of course, but we could see it happening. The Matrix star was pegged by IGN as a good fit for the role in our 2003 review of the Plastic Man screenplay.