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Lobo Finally Coming to the Big Screen

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In the world of sometimes needless comic book adaptations, there have been two absolute sins. One – the fact that we’re still waiting on a good movie based upon Spawn and two – DC Comics’ Lobo hasn’t gotten any love. Thankfully one of those two things is about to change.

According to Deadline, Brad Peyton, who helmed the global hit Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, has just been set by Warner Bros. to rewrite and direct Lobo, the live-action film based on the DC Comics franchise. Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman are producing.

Lobo is an alien that works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. Introduced as a hardened, rarely used hard-boiled villain in the 1980s, the character remained in limbo until his revival as an anti-hero biker in the early 1990s, when he became one of the most popular characters in the DC Comics stable.

The character also appeared in a short film played by Andrew Bryniarski (Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake), but something tells us he won’t be reprising that role anytime soon. Check out the short below.

Lobo Finally Coming to the Big Screen

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7 Comments

  1. Guess they will never learn. Taking a character who is only really known to serious comic book fans and expecting it to be a blockbuster is not real smart.

  2. LOL..That was funny. I think Andrew Brynarski would be perfect for the movie, or maybe Kane Hodder. Lobo rocks!! And I agree we need a new Spawn movie with an R rating if not Unrated. But at least theres the animated series.

  3. I’m still frustrated by what’s been done to Ghost Rider and Green Lantern. I have little hope for this. Especially as it’s sure to be an origin story… sighs.

    • Jonah Hex was my first thought as well. The only reason a character like this would work well in a film is in a film that no one is going take the chance on bankrolling.

  4. Oh, man! I’ll never forget that Chiller weekend when we all had to watch that damn thing with Bryniarski. Good times! LOL

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