Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Kingsman Images Show Samuel L. Jackson
And Colin Firth deploys his umbrella for The Secret Service
Brian G. Hutton 1935 - 2014
The Where Eagles Dare director dies aged 79
David Yates Up For Fantastic Beasts
Harry Potter veteran director in talks for spin-off
White Bird In A Blizzard In A Trailer
Shailene Woodley loses Eva Green
Jeremy Lovering Prepares For The Bringing
In Fear director heads for Cecil Hotel
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
21 August 2014
Akiva Goldsman In Talks To Rewrite The Ring 3D
He may tackle the new horror script
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
31 January 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Hercules (2014)
Empire Star Rating
A New York Winter’s Tale
Empire Star Rating
Pain & Gain
Empire Star Rating
Snitch (2013)
Empire Star Rating
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Could Dwayne Johnson Be Lobo?
Is The Rock playing The Main Man?

23 May 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Bleeding Cool (via Bloody Disgusting)

submit to reddit

Could Dwayne Johnson Be Lobo?

Last month we reported that, flush from his success with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, director Brad Peyton had leapt on an offer from Warner Bros. to make DC Comics' psycho alien bounty hunter Lobo his next project. A tip of the hat to Empire forumite Partybee then, who suggested that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was the obvious choice to play the cigar-chomping bastich. There may just be something in that.

This is strictly, strictly rumour at the moment, stemming from Bleeding Cool, who heard it at a party that The Rock's second-cousin didn't show up at (or something). But given that his Rockness was the star of Journey 2 and therefore has previous with Peyton, it does actually sound reasonable.

And then there's this tweet from Dwayne, in response to a fan saying she'd love to see him in a DC property. "Funny you should say that..." The Rock is cooking something. Can you smell it?

Lobo, for those not familiar, is the 7ft, chalk-skinned, mascara-wearing "Last Czarnian" (he killed all the others) from the darker corners of the DC Universe. He was created in 1983 by Keith Giffin and Roger Slifer, primarily to satirise ultraviolent Marvel characters like Wolverine and The Punisher. The joke was largely missed though, and Giffen has lamented that Lobo ultimately became the "violence posterboy" in the early 90s, especially thanks to the (really good, really funny) mini series by Alan Grant and muscle-loving nutcase Simon Bisley.

Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman are producing for Warners, and back in the days when Guy Ritchie was attached to direct, the screenplay was by Don Payne (Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer) and apparently revolved around an Earth-bound Lobo helping a young girl defend her small town from bad guys.

There's no word so far if that's still the case (and fingers crossed it isn't), or if Peyton will be starting from scratch. We'll keep you posted.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

King Of Devil's Island Trailer Arrives
Stellan Skarsgård's fjord fiesta
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

Meh...
I can see where this is going....an all action sci fi adventure with a touch of humour but a good moral ending. Granted the comics were action packed, funny and pretty much a sci fi kind of genre but also incredibly graphic and gory. After all we are talking about the man who killed santa claus and the easter bunny in one day. I can't see this working at all, might as well go for other DC affiliates More

Posted by Sonnyojimbo at 17:13 on 23 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
If anything it should really be The Flash just for his villans alone The Rogues Gallery probably only 3rd behind Bats & Spidey in best line up of foes in comics. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 13:10 on 23 May 2012 | Report This Post

YES!- But...why no Wonder Woman? Why no Aquaman? Why no Cyborg? So many properties DC could develop! Just so long as they don't try to copy Marvel like Green lantern did. thought Green Lantern was good but it ended up a paler shadow of 'Iron Man'. DC shouldn't imitate- they started the whole superhero thing! They just need to 'take it seriously'. No smart-ass heroes...more tales of a biblical/Dark Knight proportion! When green Lantern worked best was when it was delving into the 'mythology' of More

Posted by Cyberleader at 12:45 on 23 May 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Gamescom 2014: The 10 Most Exciting Games
Zombies! Guns! Tombs! Sheep! Watch the trailers right here...

Who Is Mack Bolan? Your Guide To Cinema's New Action Man
As Bradley Cooper lines up to star as the hero, here's your handy guide to his story so far

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)