Since 2009, one of the many DC Comics properties that Warner Bros. Pictures has tried to get going is for the beloved alien bounty hunter Lobo. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who has now been cast as the anti-hero Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam film, was at one point in talks to bring that character to life in a Lobo adaptation until he departed the project in February of 2013. However, despite the hiccups throughout the years, it seems that Lobo might be getting a new shot on the big screen after all.
Today The Wrap broke the news that Jason Fuchs has been hired by Warner Bros. to start fresh on a new treatment for a Lobo film. Fuchs is no stranger to the superhero world, especially the Warner Bros’ one as he wrote the screenplay for Patty Jenkin’s Wonder Woman film starring Gal Gadot as the legendary Amazon Princess. While Warner Bros. wouldn’t comment on the report to The Wrap, their suggestion that Warner Bros was happy with Fuchs’ work on the Wonder Woman script, could very well be the reason why they turned to Fuchs to do another DC script.
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.”
It remains to be seen where Lobo would land at within the current film schedule for the DC Extended Universe, whether it be after Green Lantern Corps comes out in 2020 or earlier. It wouldn’t be surprising if he made his debut in one of the upcoming DC Films before he went on into his solo-film. Lobo was recently mentioned in the 14th of CBS’ Supergirl titled “Truth, Justice and the American Way” where J’onn J’onnz (David Harewood) was speculating that they were perhaps dealing with a intergalactic bounty hunter. That speculation got Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) terrified and asked if it was THAT guy, to which J’onn said that if “he” were on Earth, the D.E.O. would know right away.
Source: The Wrap