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The Rumor Mill Has The Rock Playing ‘Lobo’, Which Kind Of Makes Sense

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?



  • I’ve always been a big DC guy, but I have NEVER saw the attraction with Lobo. There have been very few times the character has ever been used in an interesting way and that Warner is possibly moving on his film is ridiculous. DC has such a brilliant stable of characters, the idea of calling up a D lister that used to be a B lister seems like a colossal waste of time and talent. It was better news when there was an announcement that The Rock would be playing Black Adam in the Shazam movie. That’s what needs to be made.

  • Lonmonster

    I really hope this is not the case. Either way, I will watch a Lobo movie though.

  • Evil-White-Male

    Lobo was awesome. The Rock is not.

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