Lobo

Lobo vs Superman

The fine folks at Cinema Blend (who follow The Rock on twitter for workout tips and accidentally stumbled on this movie news) are reporting that Dwayne Johnson is working with Joel Silver and director Brad Peyton (Journey 2) to make a movie adaptation of the DC comic “Lobo” happen. The character, created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, is a bounty hunter with a bad attitude meant to be a play on The Punisher and Wolverine. He’s also often blue and might represent a solid challenge/opportunity for some great make-up work. The bottom line though? He’s a brute, and he’s built like a professional wrestler, so it’s fortunate that there’s one out there with some acting chops and personality. This isn’t a new project by any means, but it’s definitely a gutsy one that, if made, would hopefully have the bite necessary to be satisfying. At any rate, can someone get Johnson a fanged skull belt buckle already?

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Last week, the utterly shocking news broke that not only was Warner Bros. pursuing a Justice League movie, but it also was in no way at all ever influenced by the unbridled financial success of Marvel’s The Avengers. We can all believe that, can’t we? After all, we read it on the internet. With Man of Steel coming out next year and a no-brainer Batman reboot coming now that Christopher Nolan’s movies are wrapping up this summer, this is an opportunity for Warner Bros. and DC to set a new stage. Plus, with adaptations of The Flash and Lobo, and the potential for a Green Lantern reboot, Warner Bros. and DC have things laid out for them to work out very similar to the pre-Avengers line of films. But this is Hollywood, and so many things can go potentially wrong with a project like this. Here are seven ways Warner Bros. can avoid a potential disaster as they develop this film series.

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Director Brad Peyton had a nice little career going for himself, making movies that the whole family (read: anyone under 6) could enjoy like Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island; but being around all of the testosterone produced by The Rock on the Journey 2 set must have done something to his head, because his next project is looking decidedly less nice. Deadline Czarnia has word that the director has been hired by Warner Bros. to launch the next big DC Comics franchise. Which franchise would that be, exactly? The lightning-fast, Crank-inspired adventures of The Flash? Maybe a Game of Thrones-inspired look at the royal politics of the lost city of Atlantis, starring Aquaman? Nope, wrong on both counts. For some reason, Warners has decided to make a movie about DC’s foul-mouthed, drunken, murderous, intergalactic bounty hunting, 90s-era superstar Lobo.

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Warner Bros. pictures has announced today that their new go to director Guy Ritchie, who is currently finishing up work on Sherlock Holmes, has been locked into another big project — a big screen adaptation of the DC Comics character Lobo.

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