There’s a rumor making the rounds today hinting that Dwayne “The Rock”Johnson might be close to taking the title role in Lobo. Per some initially dubious sounding information from Bleeding Cool, “The Rock is going to play Lobo in Brad Peyton´s upcoming film of the DC comics. An untested, unknown source opened up correspondance with us, and told us a tale of “a Hollywood party” at which Mr. Rock was a guest, and told some fellow partiers that he was going to take the Lobo role.
Sounds flimsy, right? It is. But when you factor in that The Rock’s Journey 2 director Brad Peyton is writing and directing the film for Warner Brothers it makes a bit more sense. Then came this veiled hint from The Rock himself. Let’s not forget that this is the same twitter account that broke the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death.
In the comic, “Lobo is an alien that works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. Introduced as a hardened, rarely used hard boiled villain in the 1980s, the character remained in limbo until his revival as an anti-hero biker in the early 1990s, when he became on of the most popular characters in the DC Comics stable.?
What do you guys think?