Well, mystery solved!
"Men in Black 3" director Barry Sonnenfeld raised eyebrows last month for his comments he made during the Will Smith-starring film's press tour, suggesting that he would be directing a DC Comics adaptation about characters we haven't seen much of since the 1960s. But which property was he talking about?
Now, we have an answer: Vulture reports that Sonnenfeld will be helming Warner Bros' adaptation of "The Metal Men."
Sonnenfeld, who directed all three of the "Men in Black" films, will bring to life the tale of the brilliant Doctor Will Magnus and his six Metal Men: field leader Gold, strong man Iron, dim-witted Lead, hot-headed Mercury, insecure Tin and ladybot Platinum. Each of these 'bots come equipped with their own unique power-sets, too: Gold is astonishingly stretchable, for example, while Mercury can melt himself down should the need arise.
"The Metal Men" are far from the most recognizable characters in the DC Comics library — it's honestly a bit baffling to imagine we might live in a world where a "Metal Men" movie exists before a "Wonder Woman" movie, but that's a ramble for another day. But Sonnenfeld, if he can get back to the roots of what made the very first "Men in Black" so fun, might be the perfect candidate to bring more eyes to a largely unfamiliar property. I'm certainly intrigued.
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