The TV/Screen adaptation of just about every comic book character ever is still going strong, and with Batman v Superman’s release date looming ever closer Warner Bros. continues to look at their ever-expanding slate of DC Comics films. It would seem they’ve settled on another project. TheWrap brings word that Lobo is back on at the studio and Wonder Woman screenwriter Jason Fuchs has been tasked with penning the script.
Back in 2012, San Andreas director Brad Peyton signed on to direct the big screen adaptation of the character, but development has since stalled. The outlet notes that Fuchs’ screenplay will start from scratch with the character, though there is no word on if Peyton remains on the project. The director is currently in line to direct the upcoming San Andreas sequel, as well as an adaptation of the classic video game Rampage, so his days with the intergalactic mercenary may be over.
Created in 1984 by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, Lobo is a Czarnian (originally Velorpian) bounty hunter who, as a nearly indestructible anti-hero, drives a space-faring motorcycle across the cosmos in search of his next target. The character has fought some of the most powerful members of the DCU including Superman, Hal Jordan, Martian Manhunter, and Deathstroke. Some versions of the character have aired on the side of sillier tales, seeing the character take down his fourth grade teacher and even the big man himself, Santa Claus.
The role of Lobo was previously rumoured to be taken by none other than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Read more on this rumour here.
The success of 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool, currently sitting at over $710 million at the global box office, certainly had a hand in this decision. Both characters are anti-heroes that developed a cult following in the ’90s and they both like to break the fourth wall with frequency. This can potentially be another Deadpool success story…