‘Lobo’ Director Hired By Warner Bros

by on April 21, 2012

in Entertainment

Lobo Movie has new director

Finally!  I’ve been hearing bits and pieces about a Lobo movie for quite a while now, but I’ve been quiet about it because very little has been in the press.  Now, I got me some info!

I saw over on Superhero Hype their report that Warner Bros has hired Brad Peyton to pick up the mantle and direct the DC Comics Adaptation of Lobo.

Brad Peyton’s resume includes Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, & Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

I like to judge the potential of a movie by what the director’s past movies they’ve worked on.  Is this a good mix?  Maybe… He did have Dwayne Johnson under his directorial eye and Journey 2 has pulled in around $100M so far.  But to go from Kitty Galore and 3D Islands to Lobo is a huge stretch!  Lobo is a unique kind of good guy.

Lobo is one bad ass and fans of the franchise know what I’m talking about.

His first appearance was in 1983.  He’s a mercenary and bounty hunter and is more of an anti-hero than not.  In the 90s his popularity took off and back in those days, in my mind, he was DC’s Wolverine/Superman mix… short tempered, super powered and never one to take sh* from anyone.

His hobby, if you can call it that, is mindless, entertaining violence.  Kind of like a good, old fashion bar fight!

Lobo vs Superman

He’s appeared in multiple titles and crossovers in the comics world.  He’s crossed paths with Superman, Batman, Wolverine, Guy Gardner, Hitman, Judge Dredd, Valor, Starman, The Ray, Deadman, Green Lantern, and the JLA.  Yep, he’s gone toe to toe with Superman.

Yea, he likes scrapping.  As a young boy his science project wiped out his entire race, leaving him to be the last of his kind.  He rides a space cycle and one of his favorite weapons is a big chain with a hook on the end.

He’s a very complicated guy… super intelligent, super strong, unpredictable.  But he’s always managed to do what’s right… more or less.  And he isn’t limited by moral correctness to get what needs to be done, done.  That’s the appeal this character had for me.

Lobo vs Wolverine

Way, way back (2009), Jeffrey Dean Morgan had said he wanted to play the big, pasty white guy.  That would be a cool casting, but…

Don Payne had put together a script when Guy Ritchie was attached to this project back in 2009.  But no cast or script has been developed from Peyton as of yet.  But now, with a director hired, maybe we’ll get some developments on this Lobo movie.

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