Barry Sonnenfeld Moves from 'Men in Black' to 'Metal Men'

June 21, 2012

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Hollywood always needs more superhero movies, and director Barry Sonnenfeld (Wild Wild West, Addams Family, MiB) always needs more comedic action-adventures to flood with high-key lighting and (ideally) a title track from an innocuous rapper. Through symbiosis and contract negotiations, said parties will both see their needs met with a Metal Men movie.

According to Vulture, Sonnenfeld will return to the wacky superhero action he explored in his live-action The Tick, attaching himself to the comic book adaptation Warner Bros. has been planning since long before they even decided their Green Lantern movie was a good idea. The plot of the comic deals with scientist Will Magnus, who creates a team of highly-advanced androids whose names, powers, and personalities are derived the metals they're constructed with, such that Iron is strong, Gold is malleable, Mercury is fluid and quick-tempered, Lead causes infant brain damage, and so on. No further details are yet available, but if I were Patrick Warburton, I'd probably just start painting myself metallic right now.

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