Wednesday, July 17, 2013

'Platinum Tina' Into Heavy Metal

Diane Nelson, Warner Bros.' new brand manager for 'superheroes', has revealed which DC Comics' proprietary characters are being developed for the big screen, including "Wonder Woman" "Fables", "Justice League" and a fan favorite that gives new weight to the term 'heavy metal'.

Nelson said that "Metal Men" is on the radar for live-action development, with director/cinematographer Barry Sonennfeld ("Get Shorty") on board to direct.

'The Metal Men' debuted in DC Comics' "Showcase" #37, created by writer Robert Kanigher and illustrator Ross Andru, introduced as advanced artificially intelligent robots, created by scientist 'Dr. William "Will" Magnus'.

The six robots were field leader 'Gold', strong man 'Iron', slow-witted and loyal 'Lead', hot-headed 'Mercury', self-doubting and insecure 'Tin' and 'Platinum', aka 'Tina' who believed she was a real woman and in love with her creator.

Each 'Metal Man' also possessed abilities that reflected the traits of their namesake metal: Gold could stretch his form almost infinitely, Iron was super strong, Lead could block harmful radiation by morphing into thick shields, Mercury could melt and pass through small spaces before reforming and Platinum could stretch, flatten or spin into long filaments.

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