'Lobo' Moves Forward Confirms Dwayne Johnson

The action star will reunite with 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' director Brad Peyton for this comic-book adaptation, if a deal is made.
Every now and then, Dwayne Johnson takes time out of his busy schedule to do a Twitter Q&A with his fans that he calls "Rock Talk." Last night, he took to his Twitter page once again, where he cleared the air about an intriguing rumor floating around. When asked if the actor may play Lobo, he said those rumors are actually true.

Dwayne Johnson Lobo Tweet

We reported back in April that Brad Peyton signed on to re-write the screenplay and direct. Dwayne Johnson's potential involvement isn't terribly surprising, since he worked with the filmmaker on this year's Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen created the DC Comics title in 1984 about an intergalactic bounty hunter. The character reached new levels of popularity in the 1990s, when he returned as a biker.

Joel Silver is attached to produce. It isn't known when this languishing project will actually start shooting, though Dwayne Johnson portraying the title character certainly does add a level of intrigue to the project. Stay tuned.

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



Sources: Dwayne Johnson

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Comments (23)

  1. Dfella504

    i can c this happening..........

    2 years agoby @dfellaFlag

  2. Brizzy

    R-Rated. And you got somethiing.

    2 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  3. THE JOKER

    @cupid Agreed!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  4. CUPID

    This really should be a rated R film.

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  5. Dan

    @ejk1 I was gonna bring up Wonder Woman again, but I thought people might be tired of me doing that. Thanks.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  6. moviemouse

    wont work

    2 years agoby @moviemouseFlag

  7. ejk1

    Lobo before Wonder Woman...let that one sink in for a second, and then you realize why Marvel owns DC when it comes to films, except for Bats. While Marvel may not produce a home run every time out, at least they've got the lineup in the correct order.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  8. THE JOKER

    @bawnian-dexeus I think we sent the remark about the Comedian at the same time. I think he would be amazing for Lobo!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  9. THE JOKER

    well he did play the comedian in Watchmen... haha

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 Agreed. I mean, the man can pull off the cigar with with a witty remark easily (e.g. The Comedian)

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. THE JOKER

    @bawnian-dexeus Jeffrey Dean Morgan would also look the part, assuming he would be able to act in something serious for a change!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 I remember when it was announced that the project was being considered. I instantly thought of WWE's Undertaker for the role. Of course, if he were younger, it would still be a cool idea. The Rock is a sure second

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  13. THE JOKER

    @bawnian-dexeus yes very true... I just hope this doesn't get screwed up! I've been waiting too long for Lobo!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 I'm just saying, they have to get smart if that's their plan. Selling The Rock as the title character will only go so far

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  15. THE JOKER

    @bawnian-dexeus This should be a r rated movie! How can Lobo be anything but?! haha

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 Assuming WB wants an R rated Lobo, which I doubt. If they do, than they better get smart

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  17. THE JOKER

    @bawnian-dexeus True that... maybe he will shock us and actually do a good job directing this.. just hope he realizes that Lobo is basically the least kid-friendly comic book character ever...

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  18. SpideR-OnE

    David Keith,Clancy Brown, Tom Hardy, maby Gerard Butler, Paul Bettany, Mickey Rourke, but Dwayne Johnson hmmm ant that director ... i dont see it works.

    2 years agoby @spider-oneFlag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    They could have at least gotten a serious director to work on this

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  20. Dan

    Meh.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  21. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Well, he can pull off the hair at least

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag