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Brad Peyton says Lobo is on the DC backburner despite a finished screenplay

05.18.2015
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Back before Dwayne Johnson cemeted his position in the DC Universe by taking a role as Black Adam in SHAZAM, the actor was linked to an adaptation of Lobo. The project was set to reteam Johnson and his SAN ANDREAS and JOURNEY 2 director Brad Peyton. But, with the launch of the DC Cinematic Universe, the project has disappeared. During press rounds for SAN ANDREAS, Peyton shed some light on the status of LOBO.

Speaking with Coming Soon, Peyton says that the DC Cinematic Universe was prioritized to setup the foundation with the major heroes that form the Justice League. Clearly, Lobo is not one of those pillars as he is unfamiliar to mainstream audiences.

“It’s a real uphill battle to talk people into spending a lot of money to do things correctly… I was really happy with the script, [though]. I talked with Dwayne about it. Joel Silver and I had a really amazing meeting about it. I did a rewrite of the script and was really, really excited for it. In their estimation, though, he wasn’t one of those main guys… That’s fair enough. I think that, to do any kind of comic book universe correctly, you do need to establish, ‘Here’s the tone. Here’s the main people.’ Then we can grow offshoots from there. With Marvel, they’re now doing smaller characters like ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ They obviously had to start, though, with their big guns and set up ‘The Avengers.’ I kind of feel like that’s where DC is now. They’re setting that team up.”

Peyton goes on to say that he is confident that Warner Bros and DC will revisit the screenplay and realize just what a good script they have their hands on, but it seems unlikely he or Dwayne Johnson will be involved. Johnson's commitment to playing Black Adam takes him out of contention for pretty much any other DC role. Peyton could theoretically still helm LOBO, but that would likely hinge on who they could get for the title part.

For now, we can enjoy seeing Peyton and Johnson wreak devastation in SAN ANDREAS, opening May 29th.

Source: Coming Soon

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10:30AM on 05/19/2015

Deadpool

I'd put Lobo on the same level as Deadpool. X-men came out 15 years ago, in that time they've made a lot of movies and started working on the not so mainstearm characters, but just recently. I'd say we have 7-10 years of "bigger" DC films before we get to the whacky stuff like Lobo
I'd put Lobo on the same level as Deadpool. X-men came out 15 years ago, in that time they've made a lot of movies and started working on the not so mainstearm characters, but just recently. I'd say we have 7-10 years of "bigger" DC films before we get to the whacky stuff like Lobo
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7:59PM on 05/18/2015
Would love to see DC bring a Lobo film to life, with either Jeffrey Dean Morgan or Kevin Durand playing him.
Would love to see DC bring a Lobo film to life, with either Jeffrey Dean Morgan or Kevin Durand playing him.
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7:33PM on 05/18/2015
Now that The Rock and Khal Drogo are spoken for I can't think of anyone else to play him?
Now that The Rock and Khal Drogo are spoken for I can't think of anyone else to play him?
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5:36PM on 05/18/2015

The Main Man!!!

Damn you DC, pull the trigger already, he would've killed it as Lobo! That's too bad, I can't think of anyone else I'd want to play him right now. As for the script I'm glad they like it, but we don't need a original story. Just gives us the big screen version of the Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special or The Last Cnarzian and I'm all in!!!

Also, true story: I bought my first Lobo comic on the way to school, I was in the sixth grade. It was issue number 1 in the four part mini series "The
Damn you DC, pull the trigger already, he would've killed it as Lobo! That's too bad, I can't think of anyone else I'd want to play him right now. As for the script I'm glad they like it, but we don't need a original story. Just gives us the big screen version of the Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special or The Last Cnarzian and I'm all in!!!

Also, true story: I bought my first Lobo comic on the way to school, I was in the sixth grade. It was issue number 1 in the four part mini series "The Last Cnarzian". The cover was cool, that's why I picked up up, was a closeup of his face, he was boring his lip and a little blodd was trickling from the tip of his pointed tooth. 20 years ago and I temember it like it was yesterday lol, it was on sale for 99 cents. The only reason I bought it was because of the pullout poster was inside of Predotor 2, showing and describing the predators new weapons. That poster stayed on my wall until about sophomore to year in high school lol. Point is, I was already a big comic book collector, but I had no idea who Lobo was! I bought it for the poster, but then I read it, finding one of my all time favorite characters, and imho one of the best artists who ever lived, Mr. Simon Bisley! The Biz!
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5:27PM on 05/18/2015
Jefrey Dean Morgan would be perfect. Before you question it, think about that smile coming out from a Lobo makeup.
Jefrey Dean Morgan would be perfect. Before you question it, think about that smile coming out from a Lobo makeup.
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10:54PM on 05/18/2015
He would have been great as Lobo ... ten years ago.
He would have been great as Lobo ... ten years ago.
12:36AM on 05/19/2015
I second Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Lobo.
I second Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Lobo.
4:19PM on 05/18/2015

If it was Marvel...

...they would've made it happen.
...they would've made it happen.
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