Monday, April 28, 2014

"Metal Men": Enter 'Platinum Tina'

Diane Nelson, Warner Bros. brand manager for DC Comics' 'superheroes' has confirmed that the studio's proprietary characters "Metal Men" are being developed for the big screen.

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

"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.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Metal

Order the "DC Universe Platinum Tina Statue", sculpted by artist Sam Greenwell, standing 10 1/4-inches tall.