Dwayne Johnson Confirms Involvement in DC Comics Movie, Is It 'Lobo'?

The action star recently met with Warner Bros. for this unspecified project. Plus, he reveals that 'San Andreas 3D' will start shooting in April.

Back in July 2012, Dwayne Johnson confirmed during a #RockTalk Twitter chat that he may star in the DC Comics adaptation Lobo, which Brad Peyton is writing and directing for Warner Bros. The action star held another #RockTalk session today, where he teased a mystery Warner Bros./DC Comics project, although he did not say whether or not it is Lobo. He does confirm that he is going to be involved with an upcoming DC Comics adaptation in some capacity.

The actor was once being considered for the lead in the now-defunct Shazam!, where he would have portrayed Black Adam. That movie has been put on indefinite hold due to its similarities to Man of Steel. With Batman Vs. Superman threatening to add more Justice League characters to its line-up, its entirely possible that Dwayne Johnson could be joining this growing ensemble. But who would he play? Martian Manhunter? Cyborg? Lex Luthor?

Lobo still seems like the most likely project. The movie will be based on Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen's comic book centering on an intergalactic bounty hunter. Created in 1984, the title rose to new levels of popularity in the 1990s, when Lobo was reinvented as a biker. Joel Silver is attached to produce the adaptation.

Lobo is rumored to be the first in a series of low-budget adaptations being set up by Warner Bros./DC Comics.

Dwayne Johnson also reveals that San Andreas: 3D, which is being directed by Lobo's Brad Peyton, shoots in April. It, too, is set to be a low-budget affair.

We reported earlier this month that Warner Bros. has handed out a June 6, 2015 release date for San Andreas: 3D. The story centers on a helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) who sets off to find his missing daughter, in the aftermath of a massive California earthquake.

Lobo comes to theaters in 2015. The film is directed by Brad Peyton.



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  1. undeadslayer4

    @Raul-Kambli dont forget mel gibson and jane foster

    11 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  2. The Real Goku

    @Joshua-Hollaway what??? I read comics! Lol all the time. Show me one comic where lex is as big as the rock. Just one

    12 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  3. Joshua Hollaway

    @therealGoku He kinda is, most comics have him almost at the peak of physical human attributes.

    12 months agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

  4. The Real Goku

    @Joshua-Hollaway what??? Lol lex Luthor is not that buff haha. Lex is a genius. Not a meat head

    12 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  5. Raul Kambli

    First Gal Gadot. Next Jason Momoa. Now The Rock. Whats with DC hiring these terrible actors. Who are they trying to get to watch these movies? The B-Grade, cheesy action movie demographic? Movie execs are doing their best to turn this into a safe over processed product for mass consumption.

    12 months agoby @Raul-KambliFlag

  6. Joshua Hollaway

    Lex Luthor, I called it weeks ago!

    12 months agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

  7. Macey Johnson

    Can't see him as Lobo...He might be good as Lex Luthor...bit.ly/1lA0DIp

    12 months agoby @Macey-JohnsonFlag

  8. Brizzy

    God. F*cking. Damn. He could play ALOT of really cool characters.

    12 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  9. Brizzy

    God. F*cking. Damn. He could play ALOT of really cool characters.

    12 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  10. uncle rico

    Martian manhunter

    12 months agoby @unclerico12345Flag

  11. Writer220

    I've heard of Lobo but never read it. Dwayne needs to be Bane or Darksied.
    As of giving him a lead role in a superhero type film, no. A super villain film would be better.

    12 months agoby @writer220Flag

  12. Bane5000

    Characters i can see him playing with his physical stature:

    Bane
    Lex Luthor
    Lobo
    Black Adam
    Darksied
    Doomsday

    12 months agoby @bane5000Flag

  13. Sean

    @2movieguys Me either.

    12 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  14. Scott West

    OMG, please NO! He is one of the worse actor I have ever seen. Please pick another one.:(

    12 months agoby @Scott-WestFlag

  15. CelluloidDreams

    never heard of Lobo!.

    12 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  16. ed_wood

    It would be really cool if he played Lobo.

    12 months agoby @ed-woodFlag

  17. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Also, Marvel has their own bald badass, so DC might as well acquire the #1 bald man to their ranks.

    12 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  18. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I'd rather he play Black Adam in a Shazam movie, but that's the least likely scenario.

    12 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  19. The Real Goku

    He's built for the role. But he'd need someone to do VoiceOver work for lobo lol

    12 months agoby @therealGokuFlag