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Confirmed: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in talks to play DC's Lobo

07.16.2012by: Andy Madrzak

Back in May, we reported on a rumor that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson could don the black and white make-up for a feature adaptation of DC's bloody and fun super(anti)hero comic book LOBO. Now, we can finally confirm the rumor was indeed true. As the man himself revealed via Twitter:

"Rumors of me possibly playing LOBO are true. Joel Silver and Brad Peyton working on it now. That could be fun.."

Glad to hear it. While The Rock might not have been my first choice, I think he definitely has the chops (not to mention the muscle mass) to pull The Last Czarnian off on the screen. If you're not familiar with the character of Lobo, here's a quick rundown:

Lobo is a Czarnian with exceptional strength and fortitude. He enjoys nothing better than mindless violence and intoxication. Killing is an end in itself; his name roughly translates as "he who devours your entrails and thoroughly enjoys it." He is also arrogant and self-centered, focusing almost solely on his own pleasures, although he proudly lives up to the letter of his promises: no more or no less than what he promised. Lobo is the last of his kind, having committed complete genocide by killing all the other Czarnians for fun. As detailed in Lobo #0, Lobo unleashed a violent plague of flying scorpions upon his homeworld, killing most of its citizens. In Superman: The Animated Series, Lobo nonchalantly tells Superman the fate of his race: "I'm the last Czarnian. I fragged the rest of the planet for my high school science project. Gave myself an A."

Extra Tidbit: Lobo is one of the very few characters that kicked the asses of both Batman and Superman at some point in his comic book career.

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