The Rock Might Be Playing Lobo

July 16, 2012


According to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, rumors of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson possibly playing Lobo are true.

The grappler-turned-actor--who was once loosely attached to another DC property--yesterday posted to Twitter:

Rumors of me possibly playing LOBO are true. Joel Silver and Brad Peyton working on it now. That could be fun.. ‪#RockTalk‬

If these #RockNegotiations work out, the project would be a reunion for Johnson and director Brad Peyton, the two having previously collaborated to give Journey 2: The Mysterious Island inventive scenes in which the Rock's giant muscle-breasts deflected some berries.

For those of you thinking, "I barely knew who Green Lantern was, let alone what a Lobo is": Lobo is motorcycle-riding, cigar-smoking, bounty hunting alien originally created in 1983 as a satirical indictment of scowling, violent antiheroes like Punisher and Wolverine. By the '90s, when comics readers had grown increasingly disoriented by all the excessive hatching in the artwork, everyone stopped realizing Lobo was an incisive parody and started genuinely liking what a cool dude this guy was. Assumedly, this adaptation of the character will help bring things full circle, likely starting with a misguided attempt at a badass (maybe with a lot of frowning) but ending up with something we'll all end up laughing at. Or maybe they'll just toss some more fruit at Rock's pecs and see what bounces back. That's worked so far.

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