The Main Man is a popular character with fans and writers alike. Conceived originally as a space biker in the 80s, his popularity skyrocketed when Keith Griffen took over the character in the 90s. This surge in popularity kind of baffles Griffen. He thought he was making a dig at heroes like the Punisher and Wolverine by doing what those characters do and cranking it up to 11. However, the audience did not get the satire and wanted more of this version of Lobo.
When rumors of a movie came out earlier this year, it was met with suspicion. At the time it was just talk and nothing else. In Hollywood, there’s talk of just about every project known to man. This time around, the rumors had one name attached to it: former WWE superstar Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson.
During a Twitter conversation a few days ago, the rumors were confirmed by the Rock. A fan bold face asked the Rock “Are you going to play Lobo in an upcoming movie?” The Rock said yes, he was interested in playing Lobo. He also said that Brad Peyton and Joel Silver are working on it.
This confirmation proves that someone is working on a Lobo script and that it is serious enough to try to pin down a star. But do not get your hopes up just yet. One thing that following Hollywood teaches you is that nothing is final until the day the film is released.
Until then, might I suggest that you track down the Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special. It is a short film made by a few film school students a decade ago. This is an adaptation of a comic book of the same name. Tired of being the second most popular holiday character, the Easter Bunny hires Lobo to take out Kris “Crusher” Kringle. It is a violent little 12 minute fan short that looks professionally made.
So, do you think the Great One would make an excellent Lobo? Do you think such a movie should be made? Please leave comments below.