Apparently today is super hero day, as this immediately follows my Batman post.
Fresh off of their success with Speed Racer, the Wachowski brothers are reported to have the brilliant idea of casting Keanu Reeves as Plastic Man. If you’re not familiar with Plastic Man, trust me that this is an incredibly stupid casting choice. Plastic Man is funny. Keanu is not, except unintentionally. Jim Carrey could be Plastic Man. Keanu cannot, and I doubt this project ever gets off the ground.
This stupid news inspired me to create my first ever YouTube video, for “How I Wrote ‘Elastic Man'” by The Fall. I swear Mark E. Smith sings “Plastic Man” instead of “Elastic Man,” and since there is no Elastic Man that I am aware of, Plastic Man will have to do. Enjoy.
(Believe it or not, there’s a blog devoted to Plastic Man. I swiped some images from there, so credit is due. Story link via Dirty Harry, where the commenters also suggest Bruce Campbell for the part. That would be sweet.)