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Dwayne Johnson Drops Lobo

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Fans excited to see Dwayne Johnson on the big screen as DC Comics’ ultraviolent intergalactic bounty hunter are about to be disappointed, as The Rock says he’s now longer attached to star in Lobo.

“It was [something that I was going to do] for a minute, but then it kind of just went away, as things happen in Hollywood,” he tells MTV. “For a minute, I was interested in it, but then it went away.”

Revived in April, the Warner Bros. film would have reunited the action star with his Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton, who rewrote the PG-13 script by Don Payne (Thor, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer), which reportedly followed Lobo as he pursued four fugitives to Earth, where he partnered with a teenaged girl to stop them. Johnson confirmed his involvement about three months later.

Created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, Lobo debuted in 1983’s Omega Men #3 as a self-centered villain with a penchant for mindless violence, but he gained popularity in the 1990s as a parody of Wolverine, Punisher and other anti-heroes. Although Lobo has appeared in animated form on Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League and Legion of Super Heroes, this would mark his live-action, and big-screen, debut.

(via The Playlist)


  • Paul Moses

     Not family friendly enough for his image these days, I’d say.

  • That_Guy

    Good, now he can play Black Adam

  • Rollo Tomassi

    The studio execs at Warner Bros all got together and convinced him it was doomed to failure.

  • Jon Clarke

    That’s because it’s perfect for Danny Trejo.

  • Michael Fitz-Gibbon

    “For a minute, I was interested in it, but then it went away.”

    That describes everyone’s interest in Lobo. 

  • Esteban Pedreros

    “where he partnered with a teenaged girl to stop them”

    Wait. What?!!!! Geez!… now I know I don’t want to watch that movie.

  • David Nesbitt

    I like Dwane’s movies but I have to go with the crowd here, Trejo is a better fit.

  • Dick Grayson

    Partners with a teenage girl?  What the crap?!

  • DrunkDude

    would that not be a little on the nose?

  • Chris McFeely


  • Shaun

    Most people forget that when Lobo first appeared in “The Omega Men” he was dressed in a clown suit to match his clown face. Only later did he become the leather-clad tough guy that he is now. But I think that he always rode a kind of space bike. 

  • David Powell

    Well, there is an old saying in Hollywood, “Don’t do a movie with kids and don’t do a movie with animals” because they instantly draw the audience’s attention. Maybe Rock’s agent told him that. Hope he lands another project. Heck with the Star Wars movies coming up I would love to see Rock as Boba Fett, if they do a Fett movie set between Ep. III and Ep. IV.

  • Mastadge

    “Went away? ‘I dwell in darkness without you’ and it went away?”

  • demoncat_4

     sad for was interested to see if dwayne could pull off lobo but given how the only way to do lobo right is make an r rated film  . can see why the rock passed he does not want to hurt his cred of doing films every one can see.

  • CapivarUmanis

    Lobo Peg13??


  • Kalibos

    Good, now the right guy for the part, Danny Trejo can play him.

  • JusticeBringer

    Pretty much and rightfully so. This is gonna bomb or take forever to get made.

  • Glen