DC Fans in Uproar After WB Studios Casts Leslie Jones as Gender Swapped Plastic Man

Leslie Jones, an Emmy-nominated comedian, has been cast in the lead role in Warner Bros. Animation’s untitled DC adult animated comedy series, which is thought to be in the early stages of development, according to Variety. More information regarding the show’s narrative and characters is still being kept under wraps, but Jones is believed to play Plastic Woman.

Leslie Jones
DC Plastic Man

The new series isn’t thought to be tied in any way to the previously announced female-led film adaption based on the DC superhero Plastic Man. Jones’ Plastic Woman’s resemblance to the original character is likewise unknown.

DC Fans weren’t exactly happy, they took to Twitter to voice their disappointment regarding Leslie Jones’ Plastic Man

https://twitter.com/LVonla/status/1529680980272762882

Here were some of the fan’s responses!

Jones will both executive produce and voice the primary character of Plastic in the untitled series.

Jones, who recently played in HBO Max’s Our Flag Means Death in the recurring character of Spanish Jackie, will executive produce the adult animated comedy. The Saturday Night Live veteran is no new to the animated genre, having previously appeared in two animated films, Sing in 2016 and The Angry Birds Movie 2 in 2019. In 2015, she also voiced a role in Hulu’s adult animated sitcom The Awesomes, which has since been cancelled.

Leslie Jones
Leslie Jones

Plastic Man was developed by Jack Cole for Quality Comics in 1941, but when Quality Comics failed in 1956, DC bought him. Plastic Man, a.k.a. Patrick “Eel” O’Brian, was a member of a gang who was shot while being bathed with a corrosive liquid during a botched theft. Patrick awakens to find himself gifted with the power to shapeshift and stretch his body into nearly anything, thanks to his status as the world’s most flexible man. After a period of rehabilitation, the former criminal becomes a police officer. Plastic Man later became a member of the Justice League and had his own cartoon series.

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