Wow. It can’t be April first already, can it? No? Guess no one suspected just how terrible things must be going on behind-the-scenes at Warner Brothers, following the box office disappointment of ‘Justice League’. Obviously, after so many semi-flops, things were due to be shaken up over there. That was expected. But just how much of a disaster are things? Enough for Warner Brothers to enter negotiations with Michael Bay to direct his first ever superhero movie– ‘Lobo’. Bay reportedly met with, not just the studio, but ‘Wonder Woman’ writer Jason Fuchs to discuss revisions to the present script. Once completed, WB will present the latest draft to Bay for him to decide whether or not he wants to take on the project.
Reportedly, Bay and WB want ‘Lobo’ to be their version of ‘Deadpool’.
Unlike ‘Deadpool’, Lobo isn’t a particularly high-profile character, although he did enjoy a huge surge in popularity during the 1990s. The character was intended as a parody of overly violent super “heroes” like The Punisher and Wolverine, but instead, he was embraced by fans of that type of character, leading to his own series which ran for 64 issues, and supporting roles in ‘Justice League International’, ‘L.E.G.I.O.N.’ and ‘R.E.B.E.L.S.’
In 2009, Guy Ritchie signed on to direct a ‘Lobo’ movie, many years prior to the current DC Cinematic Universe. Later Brad Peyton stepped aboard and Dwayne Johnson was attached to star but apparently, that iteration fell apart. Johnson has since gone on to be attached to a ‘Black Adam‘ movie instead.
Bay, of course, is best known for collaborating with his favorite actor, explosions, most notably in the ‘Transformers’ pics. While ‘Lobo’, will be the first superhero movie that Bay will direct, if he opts to do it, it won’t be the first time he’s ever been involved with a comic book property. He previously produced ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’.
What do you think? Does the idea of a Michael Bay-helmed ‘Lobo’ sound enticing?
Source: The Wrap