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Lobo originated in 1983 as an alien character working as a mercenary and bounty hunter in “Omega Men,” written by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen. During the 1990s, a version of Lobo appeared as a parody of the Marvel superhero Wolverine. In both incarnations, the character enjoyed mindless violence and intoxication.
Warner Bros. has been developing “Lobo” since 2009, when it hired Guy Ritchie to direct from a script by the late Don Payne in which the title character would have been a blue-skinned antihero who drives a motorcycle and lands on Earth in search of four fugitives.
- Dave McNary
Long before Warner Bros. set up their DC Comics Extended Universe, which will start to fully take shape with next week's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the studio was developing Lobo, which had many filmmakers come and go but never seemed to get off the ground. Today we have word from The Wrap that the project is back in the works again, with the studio hiring Wonder Woman screenwriter Jason Fuchs to write the script. This report claims that the writer will start over completely from scratch on the project.
We first reported on Lobo back in 2009, when Guy Ritchie signed on to direct. He ended up leaving the project in 2010, to make Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. After the failures of comic book adaptations such as The Losers and especially Jonah Hex, Lobo was considered a dead project, but in 2012, Brad Peyton came aboard to direct, working »
Ever since Deadpool was unleashed to the world, back in February, the superhero landscape has changed. In fact, Deadpool is currently over $710 million, globally. This is leading to more and more studios clamoring for R-rated superhero films. With the high demand comes greenlights for comic book characters that, otherwise, wouldn't even be considered. Enter DC's equivalent to Deadpool, Lobo.
Lobo had actually been in the works, a few years ago. They had a director in Brad Peyton (San Andreas) but they never started working on the project. Today that changed when DC announced that they hired Pan and Wonder Woman screenwriter, Jason Fuchs, to write a screenplay for Lobo, from the ground up.
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Actor Danny Trejo took to his personal Twitter account to upload a picture of DC Comics notorious bounty hunter, Lobo, teasing fans that he is possibly lobbying for the role. Trejo tweeted the following:
"First rule of hunting, Super Dupe. Make the target come to you. @DCComics."
Attached was a picture from the waste down of Lobo from a comic book holding a gun in one hand and a severed head in the other.
First rule of hunting, Super Dupe. Make the target come to you. @DCComics pic.twitter.com/CNyN2xEQkz
— Danny Trejo (@officialDannyT) January 19, 2016
Trejo is an ex-convict turned actor who has a lengthy career appearing in both television and film. Trejo also has a long-standing relationship with director Robert Rodriguez and has been featured in a number of his films which include "From Dusk Till Dawn", "Spy Kids", "Once Upon a Time in Mexico", "Machete", and "Machete Kills. »
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4 items from 2016
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