Dwayne Johnson Top Choice for LOBO Film Adaptation From JOURNEY 2 Director
Published: July 17, 2012 - 7:16am
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has revealed via Twitter that he is in talks with Warner Bros. about playing the iconic DC Comics character Lobo. The film would reunite the actor with director Brad Peyton, who Johnson recently worked with on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
Although there is no official release date at this time, Lobo will be directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island). Dwayne Johnson said the following in regards to his rumored involvement with the project in potentially playing the title role in a Lobo film. "Rumors of me possibly playing LOBO are true. Joel Silver and Brad Peyton working on it now. That could be fun."
Lobo is an ultra-violent motorcycle-riding inter-galactic bounty hunter. Born on the planet Czarnia, he killed every other member of his race for a high school science experiment and then gave himself an "A" on the assignment. In addition to incredible strength, he has an accelerated healing factor that will completely regenerate his entire body from even a single cell. Despite his sadistic and vulgar attitude, he has a deep personal code of honor and will never break his word. He has been a member of L.E.G.I.O.N., the R.E.B.E.L.S. and Young Justice. Lobo was created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, first appearing in Omega Men #3. (1983) - from DC Wikia.