Aquaman star Jason Momoa rumored to play DC Comics hero Lobo – Daily Mail

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Buried within an explosive report that reveals Wonder Woman 3 is dead at Warner Bros.’ DC Studios is a rumor that Jason Momoa may be eyed to play Lobo – leaving his future as Aquaman in doubt. 
The 43-year-old actor will star in the upcoming sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, arriving in theaters December 25, 2023, though The Hollywood Reporter claims that could be the last movie produced by the outgoing DC Studios regime.
The report claims that the Lobo character has been mentioned in connection with Momoa and the character is said to be the kind of character new DC Studios heads James Gunn and Peter Safran are focusing on.
New role?: Buried within an explosive report that reveals Wonder Woman 3 is dead at Warner Bros.’ DC Studios is a rumor that Aquaman star Jason Momoa may be eyed to play Lobo
Connection: The report claims that the Lobo character has been mentioned in connection with Momoa and the character is said to be the kind of character new DC Studios heads James Gunn and Peter Safran are focusing on
Gunn and Safran shocked the movie world in late October when they were announced to replace the departing Walter Hamada as heads of DC Studios.
They both took over on November 1, with the new report on Wednesday revealing they were in Aspen putting together their plans for the studio over the next five years and beyond, which did not include Wonder Woman 3, which had been in development since late December 2020.
They are expected to meet with Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav next week to pitch their plan, which is rumored to dismantle the ‘Snyderverse’ – the heroes put together by director Zack Snyder in his Justice League movie. 
Aquaman: They are expected to meet with Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav next week to pitch their plan, which is rumored to dismantle the ‘Snyderverse’ – the heroes put together by director Zack Snyder in his Justice League movie
While those plans are not yet set in stone, it’s rumored they will not involve sequels to Black Adam or Man of Steel, with Gunn and Safran reportedly focusing on different kids of DC characters like Lobo.
Lobo was created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, first appearing in Omega Man #3 in June 1983, with Giffen stating in an interview that he was created as a satire of Wolverine and the Punisher hero prototypes.
The cigar-chomping anti-hero works as a bounty hunter who possesses superhuman strength, endurance and healing abilities. 
Created: Lobo was created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, first appearing in Omega Man #3 in June 1983, with Giffen stating in an interview that he was created as a satire of Wolverine and the Punisher hero prototypes
If a Lobo movie does in fact head into production, it will be the first time the character would be featured on the big screen, though Lobo did appear in several animated shows and the live-action series Krypton, played by Emmett J. Scanlan.
There had been a Lobo movie in development in the past, with director Guy Ritchie attached to direct way back in 2009, though he left to direct Sherlock Holmes 2.
Brad Peyton (Rampage) was attached to write and direct in 2012, with Dwayne Johnson in talks to play the title character, before he left to play Black Adam.
Production: If a Lobo movie does in fact head into production, it will be the first time the character would be featured on the big screen, though Lobo did appear in several animated shows and the live-action series Krypton, played by Emmett J. Scanlan
Michael Bay was reportedly circling the project back in 2018 after the success of the R-rated Deadpool, though it never materialized.
Momoa will next be seen in Fast X as Dante and he is attached to star in a remake of Sylvester Stallone’s Cliffhanger.
He is also attached to a the Minecraft movie.  
Coming soon: Momoa will next be seen in Fast X as Dante and he is attached to star in a remake of Sylvester Stallone’s Cliffhanger
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