TheWrap is reporting that Michael Bay is in talks to direct a Lobo film for DC Films.
Michael Bay is coming hot off of his departure of the Transformers franchise. His best films are when action, comedy and real people are at the forefront, so I think Bay has a chance to crush it with the Main Man. I mean, just look at Pain and Gain, imagine what he could do with Lobo. Someone should definitely call up Mark Wahlberg for the titular role.
Bay has already met with DC on the project and will move forward with negotiations to helm the film based on notes given to executives to that are to be factored into a rewrite. Wonder Woman screenwriter Jason Fuchs has written the latest draft of the script, which Warner Bros. has been developing for many years. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rewrite is an effort to lower the production cost of the film which is currently north of $200 million.
Since 2009, one of the many DC Comics properties that Warner Bros. has tried to get going is for the famed alien bounty hunter, Lobo. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who has been cast as the anti-hero Black Adam in the upcoming Black Adam standalone film, was once in talks to bring Lobo to life. That is until he departed the project in February of 2013.
The 2009 project had Guy Ritchie attached as the film’s director with Don Payne as the screenwriter and production on the film was supposed to start in early 2010. However, Ritchie departed the project to direct Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows instead. In 2012, Brad Peyton got hired to direct the film instead and also did re-writes on Payne’s version of the script that had this following synopsis:
“Lobo is a seven-foot tall, blue-skinned, indestructible and heavily muscled anti-hero who drives a pimped out motorcycle, and lands on Earth in search of four fugitives who are bent on wreaking havoc. Lobo teams with a small town teenage girl to stop the creatures.”
What do you think of Michael Bay directing a Lobo film for DC Films? Are you excited? Sound off in the comments below!
5 Actors Who Should Play Two-Face Ιn Τhe DC Extended Universe
While characters like Joker and Catwoman are the most popular among Batman’s rogues gallery, Two-Face is one of the most tragic and menacing. The character has already been played by Tommy Lee Jones and Aaron Eckhart on the big screen, but Two-Face has yet to join the newly-created DC Extended Universe. With The Batman coming out soon, there’s a solid chance audiences will be introduced to Harvey Dent as Matt Reeves expands on Gotham City.
Two-Face wasn’t always a dastardly villain, though. He started out as a dedicated District Attorney in Gotham. After taking the mob to court too many times, Harvey had acid thrown on his face. Not only did the incident scar half of his face, but it also sent Dent down a path of mental instability. While Dent can control himself sometimes, more often than not his murderous persona comes out and the two are forced to argue for control over his actions. Obsessed with the the idea of chance and what’s fair, Two-Face has a personal history with the Caped Crusader that makes this dangerous villain an emotional challenge for Batman unlike any of his other foes.
Hit Next to see who should bring Two-Face back to the big screen in the DC Extended Universe!