In the same interview with the LA Times that revealed Marvel topper Kevin Feige’s view of Batman & Robin as the most important comic book movie ever to be made, screenwriter Akiva Goldsman spoke about all of his other upcoming projects for DC Comics. Covered here is some new bits from the revamping of Swamp Thing and the movie adaptation of Lobo. They also talk about other projects such as Jonah Hex, which you can follow their link to read about.
The best part of everything talked about was easily Swamp Thing. At first this was just another of many remakes which actually sounded pretty cheesy, but with this interview, some excitement has begun to build up. Goldsman explained that they “want a film with real Southern, dark horror overtones, a little bit like a classic Universal horror film,” and that they actually want to make the movie closer to Alan Moore‘s popular comic book vision of the character and not based on the 80s movies.
With these two things, this new Swamp Thing has a lot more potential than it once had, though there is still a long way to go before we really see what they try to do with the property. The article even mentions that Guillermo del Toro himself considers Swamp Thing one of the “few remaining Holy Grails” of comic book characters.
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While Disney and Marvel are on their honeymoon figuring out how they’ll organize and move forward with their countless projects, Warner Brothers is keeping right at it with their comic book tag team with DC Comics. The studio has hired Guy Ritchie to direct a new movie based on their comic book title Lobo to follow up his upcoming Sherlock Holmes film.
Lobo follows a bounty hunting alien on a motorcycle who is a pretty intimidating force and perhaps one of the most intriguing comic book characters ever made — though he’s not very well-known. He’s a monster of an alien: standing seven-feet tall, who looks kind of like a Hellboy/Abe Sapien hybrid with some sweet Rob Zombie hair. He was created to be DC’s version of the popular anti-hero like Wolverine or Deadpool — someone who isn’t very friendly, but does some form of good. Of course, Lobo maybe doesn’t always do “good”; his name means “he who devours your entrails and thoroughly enjoys it,” and he unleashed a plague on his home world, killing every other member of his species in order for him to be the only one left.