The Rock Is Cooking Up Some 'Lobo'
Confirms Casting Rumors
Published: 07/16/2012, Last Updated: 07/17/2012 01:52am
Lobo Creator in Critical Condition"), and Keith Giffen, Lobo, who is also known as "the last Czarnian" because he killed everyone else on his home planet, is a ferocious intergalactic bounty hunter and one of the most violent and anarchic characters in comics.
Lobo was one of DC’s most popular characters in the 1990s, a popularity that caught his creators, who according to Giffen, "came up with him as an indictment of the Punisher, Wolverine hero prototype," off guard when "he caught on as the high violence poster boy."
Will an anarchic, nihilistic, ultra-violent superhero find favor on the big screen? Well, Wolverine certainly has his fans, and The Rock might be just the actor to humanize Lobo enough to make him palatable to a wider audience than just fanboys seeking vicarious thrills. Of course a Lobo film is still a long way from the screen, but as The Rock put it in his tweet: "Joel Silver and Brad Peyton are working on it now. That could be fun."
Brad Peyton directed The Rock in the eminently forgettable, but high profitable Journey 2: Mysterious Island. The fact that he is now attached to helm a Lobo movie (see "New Director for Lobo") makes it appear more likely that The Rock would take the role.
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