With Green Lantern flickering out at the box office last year and Chris Nolan vowing to walk away from the Batman franchise after next month’s Dark Knight Rises, DC Comics and Warner Bros. need a booster shot. But according to a post over on Vulture, vitamins are out and minerals are in, as Men in Black III‘s Barry Sonnenfeld prepares to rectify Hollywood’s Gold, Iron, Lead, Platinum, Mercury, and Tin deficiency with, of all things, a Metal Men movie. It’s still a rumor, but one with a significant name attached to it.
The team itself isn’t exactly a household name, nor is Dr. Will Magnus. But everybody’s familiar with the likes of these individual elements, if not their atomic numbers.
Perhaps best known as a favorite super team of Mad Men’s Glen Bishop, the Metal Men debuted in 1962′s Showcase #32 in a story by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru. They enjoyed their most recent ongoing run for eight issues between 2007 and 2008. The next year, they popped up with a weekly serial in the pages of Wednesday Comics. After that, mostly cameos and co-features.
Does Sonnenfeld have the mettle to conduct any heat with this motley band of robots?