Last month, we brought you the news when Warner Bros. Pictures hired Brad Petyon (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island), to re-write and helm the big-screen adaptation of the DC Comics series Lobo, being produced by Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman.
Thanks to BleedingCool, we may now have some idea about who will be portraying the film version of “He-Who-Devours-Your-Entrails-And-Thoroughly-Enjoys-It”. An untested source tells the site that Dwayne Johnson told some guests at “a Hollywood party” that he was taking the role of Lobo.
Writer-director Brad Peyton last directed Johnson in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. In addition to Johnson’s previous relationship with the writer-director of Lobo, the actor added some of his own fuel to the casting by stating the following on Twitter:
Lobo was created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, and debuted in issue #3 of Omega Men back in 1983. The character was originally an interstellar alien mercenary and bounty hunter, and made a comeback in the 90s as an anti-hero biker.
No production or release dates have been announced for Lobo.