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Cast This: Lobo

09.07.2009

Now that LOBO has found a director in Guy Ritchie, there's really only one other piece of news concerning this project that matters. Well, two pieces if you count whether or not Warners sticks to their PG-13 claim.

Yes, the casting of Lobo himself will likely make or break this project, as a director can only do so much. It's a large role to fill, literally, with the bulging blue (white?) anti-hero outmuscling most of Hollywood, but the actor needs a sick sense of humor and the capacity to go over the edge as well. So who do you think fits the bill best? Shout out your suggestions and I'll post the best serious ones up here for a visual comparison. Let's hear 'em!

Your suggestions so far:

Jeffrey Dean Morgan - After his turn as the similarly dispositioned Comedian in WATCHMEN, I would say he is without a doubt the frontrunner. He'd probably need to bulk up a bit more though.

Mickey Rourke - Another logical choice, he's got the hair and the build, but he's getting up there in age at this point.

Javier Bardem - The look could work, but I don't think he could muster up the swagger and over-the-top personality needed.

Kevin Durand - I could actually really see this working, though I don't know if the studio would gamble on him as the star.

Tom Hardy - Certainly knows how to bulk up, but otherwise I'm not sure if he has the look.

Gerard Butler - A definite possibility if he can tame that accent of his once and for all.

Ron Perlman - The man knows how to don heavy makeup and kick ass, but he's reportedly fatigued from being Hellboy, do you think he'd want to jump into Lobo?

Danny Trejo - He's got the hair, the blade-wielding ability and the badass factor times ten. He's a bit on the small side, though I suspect that could be fixed via some clever camera work on Ritchie's part.

Any of these look good to you, or do you have your own ideas?

Extra Tidbit: No, Rob Zombie does not count as a serious suggestion.
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10:45PM on 09/08/2009
I'd definitely go with Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Wow. I can't believe Tom Hardy is the same guy who played the Picard clone in Star Trek: Nemesis.
I'd definitely go with Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Wow. I can't believe Tom Hardy is the same guy who played the Picard clone in Star Trek: Nemesis.
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5:55PM on 09/08/2009

casting lobo

I think Ed Quinn could be good here. He's got the intense look.
I think Ed Quinn could be good here. He's got the intense look.
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11:31AM on 09/08/2009
definitely Kevin Durand. I loved him in Smokin Aces. It's kind of funny whenever i see lobo i think of Rob Zombie but i know he would not be good for the part. Lobo is crazy and psychotic.
definitely Kevin Durand. I loved him in Smokin Aces. It's kind of funny whenever i see lobo i think of Rob Zombie but i know he would not be good for the part. Lobo is crazy and psychotic.
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11:17AM on 09/08/2009

Claude Akins?

I'm not reading all the posts. Didn't Brad Garret play cartoon Lobo?
I'm not reading all the posts. Didn't Brad Garret play cartoon Lobo?
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9:45AM on 09/08/2009
Kevin Durand and Tom Hardy are excellent choices, I would be down with that!
Kevin Durand and Tom Hardy are excellent choices, I would be down with that!
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8:07AM on 09/08/2009
Mark Strong might work, he has great intensity. He would have to lift some weight.
Mark Strong might work, he has great intensity. He would have to lift some weight.
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7:14AM on 09/08/2009
Ron Perlman is older than Mickey Rourke.
Ron Perlman is older than Mickey Rourke.
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5:50AM on 09/08/2009

Kevin Durand...

…is a brilliant idea. He's got the look, size and comedic and action skills to pull it off. No need for a big name actor as they will be selling the character not the man underneath the makeup.
…is a brilliant idea. He's got the look, size and comedic and action skills to pull it off. No need for a big name actor as they will be selling the character not the man underneath the makeup.
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4:14AM on 09/08/2009

WHAAT?

Javier Bardem could totally pull this off. Watch "Perdita Durango" and you'll know what I mean...
Javier Bardem could totally pull this off. Watch "Perdita Durango" and you'll know what I mean...
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2:47AM on 09/08/2009
Character actor Mark Strong all the way. Yeah the dude is little, but the man 's got some chops (see Sunshine, Body of Lies, Rock n' Rolla, each role is different from the next). Obviously Lobo is going to have some motion capture work done, so my votes on Strong
Character actor Mark Strong all the way. Yeah the dude is little, but the man 's got some chops (see Sunshine, Body of Lies, Rock n' Rolla, each role is different from the next). Obviously Lobo is going to have some motion capture work done, so my votes on Strong
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1:54PM on 09/08/2009
Mark Strong is a great actor, but I don't see him as this sort of character, one devoid of nobility or grace. Even in stuff like SUNSHINE you can't shake off his elite air.
Mark Strong is a great actor, but I don't see him as this sort of character, one devoid of nobility or grace. Even in stuff like SUNSHINE you can't shake off his elite air.
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1:14AM on 09/08/2009
Rourke all the way.
Rourke all the way.
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12:58AM on 09/08/2009
Kevin Durand.
Kevin Durand.
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12:50AM on 09/08/2009
Jeffrey Dean Morgan for the win. He is one of my favorite actors and after watching "Watchmen" I feel that he is right for the part.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan for the win. He is one of my favorite actors and after watching "Watchmen" I feel that he is right for the part.
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12:23AM on 09/08/2009

HOW BOUT SHIA?

Seriously how bout Richie’s boy Jason Statham? OR maybe Mark Strong?
Personally I’m a fan of Tom Hardy
Seriously how bout Richie’s boy Jason Statham? OR maybe Mark Strong?
Personally I’m a fan of Tom Hardy
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11:57PM on 09/07/2009

No Imagination

4 out of 6 actors listed here have been in comic movies- either JoBlo or the people posting have no imagination at all- I'm surprised Hugh Jackman isn't listed! Ha ha, but seriously Danny Trejo is inspired thinking- hey, if they can shrink the guys for LOTR, they can digitally size up someone, too!
4 out of 6 actors listed here have been in comic movies- either JoBlo or the people posting have no imagination at all- I'm surprised Hugh Jackman isn't listed! Ha ha, but seriously Danny Trejo is inspired thinking- hey, if they can shrink the guys for LOTR, they can digitally size up someone, too!
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11:43PM on 09/07/2009

ugh

i hated lobo when he came out in the freakin' comics. but, if anyone call pull it off it'll be danzig
i hated lobo when he came out in the freakin' comics. but, if anyone call pull it off it'll be danzig
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11:10PM on 09/07/2009

I dig Trejo buuuuuut....

...we ran into him in San Diego once, and the dude was shorter than me, and I'm like 5'7" with SHOES!! ;)

He's got the look and attitude for sure, but not sure a 5'5" dude is gonna scare anyone (then again, I hear Jackie Earle Haley is around my height and he's playing FREDDY KRUEGER (!!), so maybe I don't know what the shit I'm rambling oin about...)
...we ran into him in San Diego once, and the dude was shorter than me, and I'm like 5'7" with SHOES!! ;)

He's got the look and attitude for sure, but not sure a 5'5" dude is gonna scare anyone (then again, I hear Jackie Earle Haley is around my height and he's playing FREDDY KRUEGER (!!), so maybe I don't know what the shit I'm rambling oin about...)
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11:14PM on 09/07/2009
Ah, everyone can look big on a fifty-foot screen. Alan Ladd was 5'4" and had a tough presence. My main contention is that Trejo isn't in great shape anymore. If this were 1998, he'd be brilliant!
Ah, everyone can look big on a fifty-foot screen. Alan Ladd was 5'4" and had a tough presence. My main contention is that Trejo isn't in great shape anymore. If this were 1998, he'd be brilliant!
10:43PM on 09/07/2009
Danny Trejo all the way
Danny Trejo all the way
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10:37PM on 09/07/2009

I made this...

... although at this point I concede that he's too old.

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... although at this point I concede that he's too old.

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10:20PM on 09/07/2009
Brad Garrett or no one. Just kidding.
Brad Garrett or no one. Just kidding.
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10:17PM on 09/07/2009
ZACK GAFINAKIS (?) The dude who played Alan in HANGOVER; it'd be sweet !
ZACK GAFINAKIS (?) The dude who played Alan in HANGOVER; it'd be sweet !
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9:30PM on 09/07/2009

On that list...

Kevin Durand.

If I had free reign on casting...

Vinnie Jones. He's big enough, and I know he can act crazy enough to pull it off.
Kevin Durand.

If I had free reign on casting...

Vinnie Jones. He's big enough, and I know he can act crazy enough to pull it off.
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9:28PM on 09/07/2009
I actually thought of Kevin Durand when I first heard about this. I'm not so sure about his acting skills, but he can definitely play psychotic, and he's got the build. With his role in Legion, maybe he'll get a look.
I actually thought of Kevin Durand when I first heard about this. I'm not so sure about his acting skills, but he can definitely play psychotic, and he's got the build. With his role in Legion, maybe he'll get a look.
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7:27PM on 09/07/2009

How about....

Tyler Mane? Y'know, the guy who played Michael Myers in the Rob Zombie Halloween movies? He's a big guy and he already seems to be able to portray brutality pretty well.
Tyler Mane? Y'know, the guy who played Michael Myers in the Rob Zombie Halloween movies? He's a big guy and he already seems to be able to portray brutality pretty well.
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6:55PM on 09/07/2009
Lobo really got to be rip-roaring and madly gleeful. Rourke doesn't have that much energy anymore. Durand, don't think he's that much of a force of nature.
Lobo really got to be rip-roaring and madly gleeful. Rourke doesn't have that much energy anymore. Durand, don't think he's that much of a force of nature.
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6:51PM on 09/07/2009

Not happy with any suggestions so far

I'm not sure the actor needs to bulk up as much as the character, they could do the same as del Toro did in Hellboy with Ron Pearlman. Because Lobo is an alien with an odd skin color they could use body makeup and prosthetics and it could work. But the actor needs to be very expresive and have loads of charm to get away with not being hated by playing a character like this. What about these names:

- Benicio del Toro
- Eric Bana
- Stephen Dorff
I'm not sure the actor needs to bulk up as much as the character, they could do the same as del Toro did in Hellboy with Ron Pearlman. Because Lobo is an alien with an odd skin color they could use body makeup and prosthetics and it could work. But the actor needs to be very expresive and have loads of charm to get away with not being hated by playing a character like this. What about these names:

- Benicio del Toro
- Eric Bana
- Stephen Dorff
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5:59PM on 09/07/2009
As long as Lobo is rated R, I think it will be very cool. However I'm looking forward to the Deadman movie more than this one. If I had to choose a Lobo cast right now, I guess I'd have to go with Jeff D. Morgan.
As long as Lobo is rated R, I think it will be very cool. However I'm looking forward to the Deadman movie more than this one. If I had to choose a Lobo cast right now, I guess I'd have to go with Jeff D. Morgan.
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5:53PM on 09/07/2009
Forget Lobo and start casting for the next batman movie.
Forget Lobo and start casting for the next batman movie.
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4:40PM on 09/07/2009
Lobo is not the kind of character the general public will flock to, especially with no introduction but I like Morgan or Butler from those options.
Lobo is not the kind of character the general public will flock to, especially with no introduction but I like Morgan or Butler from those options.
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3:33PM on 09/07/2009
Okay, this selection may be waaaaay out there, but why not reunite Ritchie with...Brad Pitt. We know he can bulk up, and we know he can play over the top (12 Monkeys) and we know he a Ritchie work pretty well together.
Okay, this selection may be waaaaay out there, but why not reunite Ritchie with...Brad Pitt. We know he can bulk up, and we know he can play over the top (12 Monkeys) and we know he a Ritchie work pretty well together.
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3:30PM on 09/07/2009
Colin Farrell or Michael C. Hall
Both can play crazy, fucked up, funny and boh can be a (in the words of Nick Cave) Swagger Lee...
Colin Farrell or Michael C. Hall
Both can play crazy, fucked up, funny and boh can be a (in the words of Nick Cave) Swagger Lee...
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2:56PM on 09/07/2009

TREJO ...

..., Danny Trejo.
..., Danny Trejo.
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2:30PM on 09/07/2009

Bardem was Romeo Dolorosa!

In Perdita Durango, of course he got the swagger and mega crazy personality! Jeffrey Dean Morgan would be great too, or Butler or Hardy.
In Perdita Durango, of course he got the swagger and mega crazy personality! Jeffrey Dean Morgan would be great too, or Butler or Hardy.
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2:07PM on 09/07/2009

Jayne ftw

I think Adam Baldwin sounds about perfect for this role.
I think Adam Baldwin sounds about perfect for this role.
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2:00PM on 09/07/2009
Did you guys know they want a PG-13 rating for this film?
Did you guys know they want a PG-13 rating for this film?
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1:51PM on 09/07/2009
ryan reynolds.

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ryan reynolds.

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1:03PM on 09/07/2009
Why not just get Andrew Bryniarski again? [link]
Why not just get Andrew Bryniarski again? [link]
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11:28AM on 09/07/2009
i think his movie will flop, just like Catwoman. They should've started Lobo out in a Superman or Supergirl movie as a villain before giving him his own film. warner brothers will ruin it. if DC had final say, i'd be more optimistic, but that being said, i'd cast a vote for Ron Perlman(Hellboy) to play Lobo. he's good at playing rude, obnoxious, wise cracking characters.
i think his movie will flop, just like Catwoman. They should've started Lobo out in a Superman or Supergirl movie as a villain before giving him his own film. warner brothers will ruin it. if DC had final say, i'd be more optimistic, but that being said, i'd cast a vote for Ron Perlman(Hellboy) to play Lobo. he's good at playing rude, obnoxious, wise cracking characters.
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11:20AM on 09/07/2009
kevin durand is a great actor and really impressed me in LOST, hopefully he gets a chance to show his true talent and skips crap like Wolverine Origins
kevin durand is a great actor and really impressed me in LOST, hopefully he gets a chance to show his true talent and skips crap like Wolverine Origins
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11:06AM on 09/07/2009

Comedian

Jeffrey Dean Morgan or cancel the movie !!!
Jeffrey Dean Morgan or cancel the movie !!!
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10:33AM on 09/07/2009

Bruce Campbell IS Lobo

As retarded as this sounds I kinda sort of wrote and cast a Lobo movie when I was 14. I always had Bruce Campbell as Lobo. When I heard Lobo talk in my head it was always Bruce Campbell in Army of Darkness talking. Thats my two cents
As retarded as this sounds I kinda sort of wrote and cast a Lobo movie when I was 14. I always had Bruce Campbell as Lobo. When I heard Lobo talk in my head it was always Bruce Campbell in Army of Darkness talking. Thats my two cents
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1:09PM on 09/07/2009
Maybe 1992 Bruce Campbell, but do you really think he could lose the weight now?
Maybe 1992 Bruce Campbell, but do you really think he could lose the weight now?
10:24AM on 09/07/2009

Mickey Rourke is my pick

But Jeffrey Dean Morgan wouldn't be bad either.
But Jeffrey Dean Morgan wouldn't be bad either.
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10:14AM on 09/07/2009
Ron Perlman
Ron Perlman
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10:08AM on 09/07/2009
I think 300 was all the training Butler needs to do this.
I think 300 was all the training Butler needs to do this.
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