Will Dwayne Johnson Play LOBO in the Warner Bros. Adaptation of the DC Comic?

     May 21, 2012


Last week, a random Twitter user mentioned her desire to see The Rock as a DC superhero.  Dwayne Johnson, forever in touch with his fans, tweeted in response, “Funny U say that…“  That obviously sparked fervent speculation.  Bleeding Cool followed up with an interesting possibility: the antihero biker Lobo.  Bleeding Cool admits their source is untested, one who purportedly overheard Johnson boasting at a party that he will play Lobo.  But the rumor is a good fit.  There is a Lobo adaptation in development.  Brad Peyton, the director of Johnson’s last movie Journey 2: The Center of the Earth, is steering the ship.  And no actor really has that Lobo physique other than The Rock.  So all the pieces fit—we’re just missing the important ones that spell “O-f-f-i-c-i-a-l” across the top.  We’ll put a pin in this for now.  In the meantime, hit the jump for background on Lobo.

lobo dc comics

An alien, Lobo works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. Introduced as a hardened, rarely used hardboiled villain in the 1980s, the character remained in limbo until his revival as an anti-hero biker in the early 1990s… “I have no idea why Lobo took off,” Giffen once said in an interview, referring to the 1990s incarnation of Lobo he created. “I came up with him as an indictment of the Punisher, Wolverine, hero prototype and somehow he caught on as the high violence poster boy. Go figure.” …

Lobo is a Czarnian with exceptional strength and fortitude. He enjoys nothing better than mindless violence and intoxication. Killing is an end in itself; his name roughly translates as “he who devours your entrails and thoroughly enjoys it.” He is also arrogant and self-centered, focusing almost solely on his own pleasures, although he proudly lives up to the letter of his promises: no more or no less than what he promised. Lobo is the last of his kind, having committed complete genocide by killing all the other Czarnians for fun. [Wikipedia]

He sounds delightful.  I assume this will be one of the few R-rated comic book movies, and thus an exciting choice for Mr. Johnson if it’s meant to be.


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  • Brandon

    I do like the Rock as an actor, but I always pictured Kevin Durand would make a great Lobo. He definitely has the height and toughness for the job.

    • terry


  • diego

    i think Jeffery Dean Morgan should be Lobo. he looks just like him!

    • Medusa

      what about michael caine

  • Strong Enough

    In response to a fan’s musing on Twitter – stating that Johnson should be cast as a DC hero (Gravedigger or John Stewart), the actor quickly responded with simple but cryptic tease:

    Funny U say that.. RT: @krystal_burt:@ron2smoove I could see Rock playing in DC movies. Gravedigger or John Stewart (JL’s Green Lantern)

    ^ nah he’s playing JOHN STEWART.

  • Shaun

    When are people going to figure out at Johnson’s a terrible actor? He has yet to make a good movie, and he probably never will. Of course, that will hold true if he plays Lobo too.

  • Rockslide

    I really wish they weren’t wasting resources making a Lobo movie right now. The type of character that Lobo is will only attract a small audience. It would bode far better for DC and Warner Bros to focus on their characters that could really build the brand and audience. The Flash, Wonder Woman, even Booster Gold would be a better choice at this point.

  • thaRiddler

    No Dammit! No! Play Darkseid! You want to play Darkseid!

  • ozzie

    it is going to be hard to adapt Lobo to the big screen

  • fabrice

    why this guy is in every fucking movie?

    he sucks!

  • fabrice

    he sucks!

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  • Discoaindead

    Pump some roids into Momoa and turn on the camera.