Marlon Wayans is seeking a role in a future DC Comics project as a superhero. No, it is not Static Shock. The role he is aiming for is that of Patrick O’Brien aka Plastic Man. Marlon feels that the role would be fitting for him since the character is known for his comedic exploits while also fighting crime. During an interview with Screen Rant about his new film Sextuplets, Wayans was asked what DC character he would like to play and he answered enthusiastically Plastic Man.
“I would love to play Plastic Man,” Wayans said. “I think he works with the comedic skill set that I have, in terms of how I’m physical, I’m bendy. And I think it’d be cool to just do it without… You know, what’s great about Black Panther is he’s a black superhero, right? But sometimes [it’s fun] to just do something. Like, you wouldn’t think Plastic Man was a black guy, but it’s not black – it’s just, he’s plastic. I think it’d be fun for me, because I know I got to add my humor to it. The only two superheroes I ever really wanted to play was Plastic Man and The Mask. Those are the two superhero films I would love to play.”
But Marlon may have some competition for the role. Should the project come to fruition, Park and Recreation alum would be considered for the role. Portraying Plastic Man would allow Marlon to showcase his comedy prowess. He has starred alongside his siblings in several comedy films. He was in the 1988 comedy film “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” along with his siblings. He played Shorty Meeks in the first two films of the Scary Movie franchise directed by Marlon Wayans himself alongside his brother Shawn Wayans (who played Ray Wilkins) and produced by Keenan Ivory Wayans. Marlon would team up with his brother Shawn for the Wayans Brothers television series and several films directed and produced by older brother Keenan Ivory including Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Little Man and White Chicks. He, along with his siblings Shawn, Damon and Kim, started out on the sketch comedy show In Living Color, also directed and produced by Keenan Ivory Wayans.
It is clear that Marlon Wayans does have the experience under his belt to portray Plastic Man. Do you think he would be able to do the stretchy superhero justice?
Sources: Screen Rant