Like it or not, Bay’s films have attracted plenty of talent who many thought wouldn’t have a thing to do with his type of movies. Stanley Tucci, John Krasinski and Frances McDormand are names that I certainly wouldn’t have thought of appearing in Michael Bay films. Even Anthony Hopkins comes to mind after some rave reviews of his on set-experience with Transformers: The Last Knight, so maybe Bay is more an “actor’s director” than we have realized.
The actor of choice for Lobo lately has been Mark Wahlberg and for good reason. He’s got some of the comedic chops that he could have fun with while playing Lobo on top of his action skills. You could go for Dwayne Johnson if it’s outside the DC Extended Universe, Jason Statham or even even a wildcard like Brett Dalton. There’s probably going to be an actor who we don’t think will take a role in this film that shows up to surprise us all.