Dwayne Johnson Confirms He’s Up for Lobo


Dwayne Johnson

We’re still one day post-Comic Con, so the comic book-related news are still coming through fast and furious. Up next: what’s the deal with the “Lobo” movie?

The deal is, according to Dwayne Johnson himself, yes, he is in talks to play The Main Man in D.C.’s “Lobo” movie. The man formerly known as The Rock recently responded to a Twitter follower’s question on the subject in the affirmative:

A “Lobo” movie has been in the works at Warner Bros. for a while, with Guy Ritchie originally attached to direct. Ritchie has since left, with “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” director Brad Peyton recently taking over the property, which is still in the early development stages. Which means the movie could go either way — it could end up getting lost in development hell, which is not unusual for big comic book movies; or it could move forward, which would, frankly, be a surprise to me, as I honestly have a hard time envisioning a live-action “Lobo” movie.

But hey, I love the character, and would love to see it on the big screen. I just, you know, don’t think it will ever happen. Here’s hoping, though…

Lobo Comic Book

Via : Twitter (h/t David)

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  • Richard B. Riddick

    THIS RANT APPLIES TO COMICS ADAPTED TO THE BIG SCREEN: whatever happened to a superhero with super powers (like superman) fighting someone who also has super powers in an awesome way, if you think about it, an ACTUAL super powered being (superman, doctor manhattan, martian manhunter etc.) fights another super powered being and not have to explain why they have powers has never been put in a live action, halfway decent, cool looking, CGI enhaced movie, green lantern was an exception but for the most part explained and a disgrace to the comics, superman fought lex luthor and his evil plot to create land, doctotor manhattan was explained and fought nobody(in reality he didnt fight anyone) almost every single Marvel charracter is a genetic mistake/accident, created in a lab the exceptions ive found are THOR, except, science and magic are apparently the same thing-_- and the MAN OF STEEL where superman fights, wait for it, wait for it, another version of himself!!!!!!! hollywood has become very very irritating

  • Juggernaut

    That is DC’s big reataliation? Lobo? What about The Flash. Wonder Woman. Green Arrow. or really any other charatcer!
    The character is an extinct property. He is a bad 90’s cliche and soooo dated. While he is kinda cool looking I really have no desire to see a live action movie about him. I watched the Christmas Special starring Andrew Bryniarski (2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Program) and it was entertaining as a short. Bryniarski definately had the character down. Johnson I’m nit sure is the right actor to play him. Meh.

  • the moor

    I think that any comic book hero can be made in to a movie, if the soruce material is taken as a serious project. Dwayne johnson has shown him self to be a good actor that has shown his skills on many different flims. Yes he has done some kid movies but he has also done some great action movies as well. DC comics needs a actor that can carry a movie on his own and Dwayne can do this, also they need a actor that can pull in the male and female audience members in to a theatre which he also can do. The new batman movie will do big numbers and the superman movie will probably do good as well too but the JL movie are so very far away, Dc and WB needs something that will make them money and cost the least to do. Wonder woman, flash, and even green arrow are golden age traditional hero’s from the 1940’s that have had time to go through character development. I am pretty sure the Lobo we will see will be a different type of anti-hero by the time things have been fine tuned and rewritten.

    • Juggernaut

      Then I suppose this will be DC’s version of Ghostrider?

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    They need to go with something along the lines of what they did with the character a couple years back. He was still a bounty hunter but was kinda like a pirate too. I think Lobo is a character that could be introduced in a Green Lantern movie and spun off. Have them going after Lobo for some serious destruction he caused on a mission. Or better still have that be how he’s introduced in his own movie. Have him going after a target, and cause massive destruction which has the GL Corps after him.

    • Juggernaut

      That could set up both his own property and a GL sequel. Brilliant!

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        LoL thanks. I was thinking of the GL corps being more of a cameo in Lobo, but just to show he’s in the same universe. But a sequel to GL could have mention of a team or duo of GLs chasing down the crazed bounty hunter Lobo. Also you could have mention of Thangarians and such in Lobo or even have a cantina like scene where we get a few different races like Tamranians, Rannians and such.

        • Juggernaut

          That would be bad ass!

  • Sketchalexander

    If john stewart is not the green latern in the reboot or second flim I will not give dc/wb my money. I didn’t see the first movie in till one of my friends made me watch it, the gl movie could have be alot better.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      It should’ve just stayed in space!!! Then it would’ve been alot better. I’d love to see John Stewart in a sequel.