Remember when everyone was excited for the big screen adaptation of LOBO, the popular DC comic about an interstellar bounty hunter? Then we heard news that Brad Peyton, director of JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, was helming the picture and we all lost a whole lot of faith. No offense, Brad, it’s just that your track record doesn’t suggest LOBO is in your wheelhouse.
Now there’s a hopeful rumor floating around the internet. While it would be welcome news, it should be taken with a massive grain of salt.
Bleeding Cool heard from an untested source that Dwayne Johnson will play Lobo. According to the source, Johnson himself was talking about taking the role while at a Hollywood party. As you can guess, the rumor will be looked into.
Johnson would actually make a decent choice, especially if Peyton’s LOBO will be lighter and friendlier for younger audiences. In a perfect world, this would be a really off-color, dark film but that doesn’t look like it’ll happen. Given his history with Peyton, it seems like Johnson could work. However, this sounds like a longshot right now.