DC’s ‘Lobo’ Movie Lands ‘Wonder Woman’ Screenwriter

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TheWrap brings word that Wonder Woman and Pan screenwriter Jason Fuchs has been tasked with penning the script for Warner Bros.’ DC Comics superhero adaptation Lobo.

The film about the inter-galactic bounty hunter has been in pre-development for many years, but Fuchs intends on developing the character from scratch. To be honest, that’s usually not a good sign.

No word on whether the project remains San Andreas and Rampage movie director Brad Peyton who signed on to direct and rewrite Don Payne’s script in April 2012. Payne’s version of the script had the following synopsis:

Lobo is a seven-foot tall, blue-skinned, indestructible and heavily muscled anti-hero who drives a pimped out motorcycle, and lands on Earth in search of four fugitives who are bent on wreaking havoc. Lobo teams with a small town teenage girl to stop the creatures.

In 2012, Dwayne Johnson was in talks to play Lobo, although he eventually moved from the project to play Black Adam in Shazam. Even Danny Trejo recently took to Twitter to tease his interest in bringing a biker anti-hero to the big screen, although there were no confirmed reports that WB ever approached him to play the character.

Whatever the case may be, the success of Deadpool movie certainly had a hand in this decision. Both characters are anti-heroes who developed a cult following in the 90s, though the difference between the two is that Deadpool is infinitely more popular. I feel like DC is really jumping the gun now. Hope they don’t go DCEU with it.