James Gunn is at it again and this time, the DC Studios head teased a Lobo project for DCU, or at least that’s what fans are hoping, based on his first post on Mastadon. The cryptic image of DC’s master frag has blown up on Twitter with many hypothesizing he could even be a villain in Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel 2.
Forget Black Adam but the Main Man might finally get to exchange punches with Superman. It certainly sounds like a pipe dream for long-time DC fans that have been following Lobo’s adventures since the early 1996’s Superman animated series.
In the comics, The cigar-chomping alien bounty hunter is known for his immortality. Lobo even killed everyone on his planet for fun and is the last standing Czarnian. He is usually shown with his iconic bike known as Spacehog.
WB came close to making a big-budget Lobo movie with Michael Bay
At one point, many DC fans felt Momoa’s personality and rugged look, as portrayed in 2018’s Aquaman, were perfect to portray Lobo. Unfortunately, he was already booked to play as the King of Atlantis for DCEU. However, it hasn’t stopped some from stretching speculations that Momoa’s recently cryptic response over his “dream” project could be Lobo. Readers can check it out below.
Superman vs Lobo movie would be insane! (After The Flash, anything is possible in the multiverse) pic.twitter.com/dgcBFhrKVB
— Chris Wong-Swenson⚡ (@pingpongflix) November 8, 2022
Even though Jason Mamoa (Aquaman) would be a perfect Lobo. The shit would make zero sense if that were ever the case 😭 pic.twitter.com/tVBXvzGCqG
— 𝕂𝕁 (@VegasBabyKJ) November 8, 2022
Honestly jason momoa as lobo needs to happen I don’t care if he’s aquaman he can play both pic.twitter.com/G1HeF9UtOS
— Logan⚡️ (@WastizT) November 8, 2022
Guys I fear that maybe it's just an announcement of Jason Momoa as Lobo…
— KS #DeathstrokeHBOMax #MakeTheNewGodsMovie (@KobeSpurlock) November 8, 2022
— Chelsea 💜 (@chelsdaniel280) November 8, 2022
HOLY SHT LOBO IS COMING TO THE DCU pic.twitter.com/Z3pqSGbQSR
— harley ☥ | Black Adam ⚡️ (@harleysuniverse) November 8, 2022
— Burn Factory (@RaidenKozmik) November 9, 2022
Remember when Michael Bay was going to direct Lobo? Would’ve been unhinged in all the best and worst ways.
— Richard Newby – Vote Blue and Save Yourselves (@RICHARDLNEWBY) November 8, 2022
My top 3 picks to play Lobo in the DCU (If they can’t just give it to Jason Momoa)
– Dave Bautista
– Karl Urban
– Ryan Hurst pic.twitter.com/8SgtkPlmbf
— Nicholas (@NicholasPascar5) November 8, 2022
imagining what a james gunn written lobo would sound like but I keep blacking out https://t.co/krkS2sZLOP
— Lejeune James (@Java_jigga) November 8, 2022
— Pｪssmaker (@Massive_Peace) November 9, 2022
He’s playing Lobo somehow pic.twitter.com/1HOlz4UeeF
— Anthony (@Cyborg_280) November 8, 2022
The way I REALLY want it to be Lobo https://t.co/PZqLmWTf1P
— Jimmy Folino #WhoDey 🐅- BLM, StopAsianHate 🏳️🌈 (@MrNiceGuy513) November 8, 2022
In first post on Mastodon, James Gunn has teased Lobo!!! pic.twitter.com/g7vBWDRwWI
— Matt Ramos (@therealsupes) November 8, 2022
The earlier Warner Bros. film regime attempted to make a Lobo movie with Michael Bay directing it (Though both parties never entered in negotiations). In fact, the studio wanted to introduce the anti-hero in an R-rated setting.
Gunn has been hinting at the possibility of exploring obscure characters from the DC Universe. And it shouldn’t come as a surprise since the director’s first outing with the DC Film franchise through The Suicide Squad introduced several B and C-list villains like Nathan Fillion’s TDK, Flula Borg’s Javelin, Michael Rooker’s Savant, etc.
Gunn’s interest in unsung DC characters that are yet to make a live-action appearance is good news for WBD’s DCU. Even so, with David Zaslav’s intentions to utilize DC’s trinity namely Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, it’s safe to say the rebranded franchise could offer a variety of storytelling across film, TV and animation projects.
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