LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Jim Parsons attends the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
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The world of film and television is full of almosts, could haves, and might-have-beens and Kevin Smith gave the world a glimpse at a doozie he says he was recently involved with. Smith was hired to write a script for an animated series featuring a certain classic DC Comics superhero and the plan was for Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory" to voice the hero.
The hero Parsons almost voiced was none other than Plastic Man, the fantastic-elastic crimefighter with the wacky sense of humor and the distinctive goggle shades. The superhero had his own cartoon series back in the late '70s and early '80s, and he's made plenty of other appearances in TV animation since.
As Smith himself tells it, "I was deep diving into one of my laptops looking for an old photo and I found a script to 'Plastic Man' that I wrote for a 'Plastic Man' cartoon-like two years ago, or something like that." According to Smith, Jim Parsons was going to voice Plastic Man but let’s just say Smith wasn’t too enthusiastic about the project being made.