Last week I was with a small group of people and we talked with Jeffrey Dean Morgan for a decent amount of time. While I can’t say where I was yet, when the embargo lifts, you can expect a great write-up.
Anyway, while speaking to Jeffrey, he let it slip that he’d like to play Lobo in the just announced feature film! He also talked about whether or not he’d do more episodes of “Supernatural” and the future of the show. Oh, and he told us he might be in the “Red Dawn” movie! Exactly what he said is after the jump:
The first thing to know is…the “Red Dawn” news isn’t official. When we spoke to him, he probably shouldn’t have said anything, but we could tell how excited he was to be in the remake. If he does the movie, he’d be playing the Powers Booth character from the first film.
About “Supernatural”, Jeffrey said if this really is the last year of the show, he wants to come back and do some episodes – although no one has contacted him yet. He also addressed the rumors of what the show might do if it continues and what he thinks of them.
But the biggest thing Jeffrey said is he’d like to play Lobo in the just announced film! While this is obviously just a dream for now, he does have a very tight connection with producer Joel Silver and I’d like to think he will be one of the people considered for the part. But this is Hollywood….so who knows. But it was cool to hear him say it.
And with that…here’s what Jeffrey had to say:
Question: Are there any other comic book properties that you have your eyes on?
Jeffrey: You know, they’re making “Lobo” right now. That would be cool. “Lobo” would be very cool. I don’t think that I’m as big as Lobo is, but if you could, like, transplant Mickey Rourke’s body on my head, that would be just great. But I don’t know. It’s an untapped world for me as well. Every time I kind of hear about something I go out and get the book or I look it up on one of your guys’ sites. We’ll see. You’re always looking for material that’s kind of smart and fun and this seems to be where it is right now. The studios are really gravitating towards it. More than I’ve ever seen them gravitate towards anything in a long time. Comic books are really the thing right now and I don’t see that going away for at least the next couple of years.
Well, you do have an in with Joel Silver doing this and doing that.
Jeffrey: That’s true. And I think that Akiva Goldsman is doing it as well. So I do have an in. I’ll be elbowing somebody soon.
Do you have any plans to go back to “Supernatural” or are you too busy with films?
Jeffrey: I don’t know. I just read somewhere that Eric Kripke wants me back. That guy, I think he’s probably lying, but if it is, in fact, their last year, I’d like to come back. If it really is going to be cancelled after this year, I’d like to come back. I’ve been saying for the last four years that that storyline got cut out too soon. I’d love to go back for at least one episode or something. I love those guys. I love Jared and Jenson so much. We’ll see. No one has contacted me.
I’ve heard that he’s planning on wrapping up the arc that started with season one this season and possibly doing a new kind of thing.
Jeffrey: I heard that, too. Getting new actors and everything. Jared and Jenson wouldn’t even be in it. Just to fulfill his seven years. I don’t know if that’s even allowed and, by the way, I can’t imagine Warner Bros. saying,”Yeah, that’s cool. You can get rid of Jared and Jenson.” They were going to, like, take on secondary characters, maybe. I just don’t see that happening. If you take out Jared and Jenson, you’re going to lose 90 percent of your audience, probably. I can’t imagine them doing that, but it makes for a great radar if you say that kind of stuff. I can’t imagine that. Warner Bros. is just like, “Yeah, whatever dude. We’ll see you next year.” But yeah. I’d love to go back. I don’t know how I’d find the time, but we’ll see.
What are you doing next?
Jeffrey: I don’t know if I can say. It’s a remake of a movie that I love. I don’t know if I can tell you yet. I knew you were going to ask. Fuck. “Red Dawn”. I just love that fucking movie, ever since I was a kid. I guess I’m more or less the old Powers Booth character. There’s all the kids and Powers Booth is the pilot that lands in the film and kind of helps them take down the bad guys. Blow communism away. It’s a really good, young cast. I’ll be the old guy in it, which is cool. The guy who is directing it is Dan Bradley who is the second unit director on all the Bourne movies and the Spider-Man movies. He’s the real deal. A real good, action director and apparently a really good, stylized director with actors anyway. I’m very much looking forward to it. But I’m going straight from here to Detroit which I can’t imagine at this point.