File this one under some crazy news, if it turns out to be true. NYMag’s Vulture blog is reporting that Barry Sonnenfeld, director of the Men in Black series, is going to helm a DC Comics project: Metal Men.
According to the report, Sonnenfeld has teased that he’s working on adapting a 60s DC Comic. They only source “spies” at the studio, so take it with a grain of salt for now.
The Metal Men consists of Gold, Iron, Lead, Mercury, Tin, and Platinum, six androids made entirely of their respective metal, and each with a unique superpower, along with their creator Will Magnus. The androids haven’t appeared yet in the DC New 52 universe, and were last featured prominently in Wednesday Comics and as a backup feature in Doom Patrol.
If Metal Men truly goes to screen, particularly before a Justice League film, it would mean that Platinum (as the female android) has made it to theaters ahead of Wonder Woman.