Dwayne Johnson, who is practically built to fit any sort of muscular character for TV or film, has confirmed that he is in negotiations to play Lobo, a space renegade riding a star-hopping chopper.
It seems quite fitting that Johnson play as the famed DC Comic anti-hero for a couple of reasons. For one reason, he certainly fits the profile of Lobo. The other reason is that he’s been rumored to play as the anti-hero for quite some time, so its quite nice to hear the news come straight from the horse’s mouth. Of course Johnson stopped short of actually confirming that he was signed on for the role.
Johnson confirmed the news via a Twitter chat. Check out the photo below.
This bit of news is sure to get some Lobo fans riled up. Though the film’s development is still on going, it looks as though we are getting closer to seeing Lobo start production. The tweet also confirmed that Joel Silver (Lethal Weapon) and Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) are currently working on the film.
This isn’t the first time that the former WWE wrestler was attached to appear as a DC character. At one point in time Johnson was rumored to play as Black Adam in Shazam.
So there you have it, Johnson is in talks. Now the most important question is: will he sign on? Do you think The Rock has it in him to play as Lobo?
Ooooh…this sounds like a good match!
Comment by PAUL — July 17, 2012 @ 10:10 am
Rock as Lobo? I don’t see it. Rock has attitude, just not the right kind of attitude to pull Lobo off.
Comment by FAT_ORANGE_TABBY — July 17, 2012 @ 2:42 pm
I could see this going either way. It could work or it could be all wrong.
Comment by Rich — July 17, 2012 @ 9:04 pm
Jason Momoa would be much better!
Comment by Renate — October 22, 2012 @ 11:07 am
Just keep Michael Bay away from this. PLEASE
Comment by Chris Webb — February 27, 2013 @ 2:42 am
should have been jeffrey dean morgan, played a great comedian would fit perfectly, just have to get him working out.
Comment by Javier Fbsucks Valenzuela — May 18, 2013 @ 2:52 am