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Dwayne Johnson tweets that he may reteam with director Brad Peyton for the Lobo movie

Jul. 16, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Looks like Dwayne Johnson is close to taking on his first comic book superhero role. Johnson was recently asked via Twitter if there was any truth to the rumors of his involvement in a LOBO movie, based on the DC comics character.

Johnson's response was "rumors of me possibly playing LOBO are true. Joel Silver and Brad Peyton working on it now. That could be fun.. ‪#RockTalk‬."

LOBO has been in development for some time, going back to years ago when Guy Ritchie was involved. More recently, JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND director Brad Peyton was given the reins on the film. Both Johnson and Peyton have been discussing a third movie in the JOURNEY franchise set in outer space.

For those of you unfamiliar with Lobo, he is an alien bounty hunter who rides a motorcycle and has a smartass attitude. He was originally created in the 1980's but had a resurgence in the nineties where was more of a spoof of The Punisher and Wolverine. In more recent years he has developed into his own character but retained the comic sensibility. He has had run ins with both Superman and Batman.

Peyton is not exactly the most exciting choice for what should be a pretty adult film. Aside from JOURNEY 2, Peyton also directed CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE.

Dwayne Johnson certainly has the personality to take on Lobo, the question remains if this will be a watered down version of the character.

Source: Twitter

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10:56AM on 07/17/2012
Hope they hire someone with patience, Im betting the make-up alone to pull of Lobo will require serious investment of time. I love The Rock, but this doesn't seem right for him. Maybe he can pull it off, people said the same about Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine and that worked out so who knows.
Hope they hire someone with patience, Im betting the make-up alone to pull of Lobo will require serious investment of time. I love The Rock, but this doesn't seem right for him. Maybe he can pull it off, people said the same about Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine and that worked out so who knows.
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5:34AM on 07/17/2012

The Rock would be great for the material...

on the other hand Brad Peyton won't.
on the other hand Brad Peyton won't.
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3:09AM on 07/17/2012

director of kids movies adapts gritty comic book character...

like when the director of Horton Hears a Who adapted Jonah Hex... and I think we remember how THAT turned out...
like when the director of Horton Hears a Who adapted Jonah Hex... and I think we remember how THAT turned out...
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5:38AM on 07/17/2012
Good point...I hadn't thought to make that comparison. When you put it that way it sounds utterly disastrous.
Good point...I hadn't thought to make that comparison. When you put it that way it sounds utterly disastrous.
12:09AM on 07/17/2012
Eh, I'm not too sure on this one. Lobo is, above all else, a raging psychopath. Dwayne Johnson can play funny, he can play silly, he can play noble, he can play downright intimidating, but I'm not entirely sure on his ability to play a raging psychopath. He's a decent actor, especially since so few have made the successful transition from pro wrestling to the big screen, but I don't know if he has the range to really go balls-out and blow up whole planets and little puppies indiscriminately, or
Eh, I'm not too sure on this one. Lobo is, above all else, a raging psychopath. Dwayne Johnson can play funny, he can play silly, he can play noble, he can play downright intimidating, but I'm not entirely sure on his ability to play a raging psychopath. He's a decent actor, especially since so few have made the successful transition from pro wrestling to the big screen, but I don't know if he has the range to really go balls-out and blow up whole planets and little puppies indiscriminately, or if people will buy him as such a character. Looking at Brad Peyton's filmography, apart from sub-par family flicks, he has done a black comedy vampire film called "Suck" so perhaps he can pull something like this off. A Lobo film has to be really mean-spirited but fun, it's not something mass audiences might be able to take because of how over the top it really should be.
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11:48PM on 07/16/2012
Another L for DC
Another L for DC
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5:57PM on 07/16/2012
He has the shape but does he have the personality? I don't think so. As Cerealkillier said, he might just be too nice for something like this. Him together with this kiddy-film director I fear could make Lobo lamer than Green Reynolds. Even more important than muscles, Lobo must have a personality like a ruthless force of nature.
He has the shape but does he have the personality? I don't think so. As Cerealkillier said, he might just be too nice for something like this. Him together with this kiddy-film director I fear could make Lobo lamer than Green Reynolds. Even more important than muscles, Lobo must have a personality like a ruthless force of nature.
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5:26PM on 07/16/2012

cool, don't know who that is

but it looks like it'd be an action movie so count me in.

However, I was Rock in Expendables at one point or another... I would love to see Rock vs. Diesel in an Expendables movie or something.
but it looks like it'd be an action movie so count me in.

However, I was Rock in Expendables at one point or another... I would love to see Rock vs. Diesel in an Expendables movie or something.
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5:10PM on 07/16/2012
I prefer The Rock when he plays tough guys who are also really nice (liek Rundown or Walking Tall) its not an easy combo to pull of. That, and I find his mean tough guy to be kind of hammy. Although they could have done way worse
I prefer The Rock when he plays tough guys who are also really nice (liek Rundown or Walking Tall) its not an easy combo to pull of. That, and I find his mean tough guy to be kind of hammy. Although they could have done way worse
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