Looks like the latest DC Comics back bencher might actually get some movement on the proposed film. Lobo, the space mercenary that thrives on violence may actually be getting a film adaptation.
Do you remember Lobo, the extremely violent character and comic book from DC Comics? He was extremely popular for a few years in the early 1990s with comics that were over-the-top in violence, to the point of just being redundant. Anyway, Warner Bros. may finally be moving forward with a long-in-gestation film adaptation.
Lobo is an intergalactic bounty hunter who basically always gets his man or woman, and does so in violent fashion. In some ways he’s DC Comics’ version of Wolverine, and the two fought each other in 1996’s DC vs. Marvel comic book mini-series.
I think the emphasis there should be “Do you remember Lobo?” followed by a side order of “he was popular for a few years in the 90s”
Really? Out of all the popular characters that stand a chance at being marketed to a target demographic, they take this obscure D-List 2 dimensional character to make a movie out of? The fanboys will cry that this MUST be an R, but I still hold that no movie REQUIRES an R Rating. An NC-17 or R might be the only hope of this movie having anything to look forward to since he lacks any real story, and it would just be equivalent to the Torture Porn genre with an anti-hero.
He is always being called “the Wolverine of the DC Universe” because of his violent tendancies and problem with authority, but while Wolverine actually has a personality and a story, Lobo makes up for the lack thereof with more violence.
This character ONLY came to popularity because of the graphic and over the top violence he brought to the page. Everyone loves the rebel who strikes out against conformity and the space-biker look, super strength and invulnerability just let him do it without having to care about consequences.
DC has been playing catch up with Marvel. Despite the popularity of Batman and the luke warm reception of Superman, DC doesn’t have much else to fall back on. This is proving it.
I really hope they spend their time making a movie that might actually be worthwhile instead of trying to bank on the flash-in-the-pan popularity of this wasted character with no storyline.