Well, this is unexpected. While technically not on Warner Bros’ DC superhero movie release schedule, Lobo is coming to the big screen. The project was first announced back in 2016, but things have been awfully quiet since then.
Jason Fuchs, who wrote Wonder Woman, will pen the first cinematic adventure of the intergalactic bounty hunter. He has apparently completed a draft, and The Wrap reports that none other than Michael Bay came in to give some notes on the screenplay. If Bay is happy with the rewrite, Warner Bros. may try to convince him to direct.
Lobo, for those not in the know, is a Czarnian bounty hunter with considerable strength and a taste for debauchery. He’s not a nice guy. The character rose to prominence in the ’90s in a series of over the top, semi-satirical comics set in the DC Universe. Lobo seems like the kind of concept that would be perfectly at home in an R-rated Deadpool-meets-Guardians of The Galaxy concept romp, though.
There have been attempts to bring Lobo to the screen before, with Guy Ritchie interested at one point, and San Andreas director Brad Peyton involved as recently as 2012. There was, however, a treatment for a Superman vs Lobo movie written by noted comic book artist and writer Keith Giffen back around the turn of the century. That sounded like a blast, but it wasn’t to be.
There’s no release date for Lobo, and there probably won’t be for quite some time.