DC Films Thank DEADPOOL For LOBO written by Sean Gerber March 16, 2016 Well, that didn’t take long. Just over a month after Deadpool blew the doors off the box office, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures each have their most Deadpool-esque properties back in development. Two weeks ago, we learned that Sony is back in the Venom business and The Wrap now reports that Warner Bros. has tasked Jason Fuchs (Pan, Wonder Woman) with penning a script for Lobo. This makes me two for two in my post-Deadpool predictions from February 15. Warner Bros. will be looking at properties like Lobo while Sony could think about reviving the Venom spinoff film as an R-rated feature. In all fairness, Warner Bros., like Sony with Venom, has been trying to get Lobo off the ground for a number of years. The project just took a backseat when the DC Extended Universe with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League became an obvious priority. Given both the success of Deadpool and mostly positive response to WB’s plans for an R-rated cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on Blu-ray, it’s a good bet Warners is willing to go R for a theatrical release with Lobo. As potential R-rated superhero movies go, Lobo is actually a better option than most. Lobo is a space mercenary and bounty hunter known for ultra violence, occasional laughs, and a sweet motorcycle. He doesn’t have tremendous depth of character, but that’s not always required in comic book films (just the best ones.) In his own unique way, Lobo offers superficial fun for adult moviegoers who occasionally want to see films that push beyond the superhero genre’s usual PG-13 boundaries. The trick to the renewed interest in R-rated comic book properties is to find something that can appeal to the same audience as Deadpool without trying to actually be “the next Deadpool.” Lobo is capable of doing that if handled correctly. And if Warner Bros. is looking for a few casting suggestions, my top three choices for the title role are (in any order) Benicio del Toro, Javier Bardem, and Joe Manganiello. Thank DEADPOOL For LOBO was last modified: March 16th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Lobo 4 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post Follow Marvel Studios Directors Behind The Scenes For Exclusive Sneak Peeks next post The End Is Nigh In The New X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Trailer You may also like Release Date Rumble Crumbles- WB Moves BATMAN... August 7, 2014 BATMAN V SUPERMAN Trailer Now OFFICIALLY Online! April 17, 2015 BATMAN V SUPERMAN – Three New Images... July 28, 2015 Super Sunday, Indeed – Superheroes All Over... February 8, 2016 The Final BATMAN V SUPERMAN Trailer Is... February 11, 2016 Open Forum: SUICIDE SQUAD August 4, 2016 See The BATMAN V SUPERMAN Trailer In... April 15, 2015 BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DC’s Trinity Grace The... July 2, 2015 Batman v Superman: Dissecting the Dialogue of... April 20, 2015 New BATMAN V SUPERMAN Image Profiles One... July 13, 2015 Anthony_T_Caruso Awesome news! Lobo’s always been one of my favorite, “not-as-famous” DC characters. I just hope this actually ends up getting made, and when it does, they go for his classic look, not the New 52 version. My ideal choice to play Lobo? Jeffrey Dean Morgan. I think he’d be amazing. Unfortunately, he’s already playing Thomas Wayne in Batman v Superman so I doubt it would happen. But I can dream! oliver_chang My vote goes to Hugh Jackman =P Daniel Van Cortlandt What about Danny Trejo? stock Expect more of a R rated GOTG or Star Wars than Deadpool. Only cuz it’s In Space.