Film for DC’s Lobo in the Works?
Back in the 90s, in my high school art class, a dude I knew was obsessed with Lobo. All his art projects involved this humorous, yet very dark and violent DC character. Lobo was kind of DC’s answer to Wolverine (they do fight each other in one story line!) but darker, ruder and very irreverent.
Latino Review has posted a video review of the script. I don’t know much about the character, but just looking at the visuals I’ve seen, it looks like a Lobo film could be a lot of fun. As long as they go as dark as the source material, I think it could be fantastic.
Who knows, though. Did Watchmen’s lack of success kill the R-rated comic book film? I’ll go out and say, if a PG-13 Lobo film comes to theaters it will be forgettable. But, if Warner Bros. takes a risk and trusts the source material, this could be really cool.
An alien, Lobo works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. Although introduced as a hardened, rarely-used noir villain in the 1980s, he languished in limbo until his revival as an anti-heroparody of Marvel Comics superhero Wolverine (in issue #41 of Deadpool, another Marvel series, Lobo himself was parodied in the likeness of Dirty Wolff, a large blue skinned man who drove a demonic motorcycle). biker in the early 1990s. The character enjoyed a short run as one of DC’s most popular characters throughout the 1990s. This version of Lobo was intended to be an over-the-top.
No director has been attached to this project and it is very much still in the preliminary stages of development. I’ll be monitoring this for sure!
[Source: Latino Review]