Superman should introduce Lobo to DC Films

KRYPTON -- "Ghost in the Fire" Episode 202 -- Pictured: Emmett J. Scanlan as Lobo -- (Photo by: Steffan Hill/SYFY)
KRYPTON -- "Ghost in the Fire" Episode 202 -- Pictured: Emmett J. Scanlan as Lobo -- (Photo by: Steffan Hill/SYFY) /

Rumors about a Lobo film once again have DC fans excited about seeing the Main Man in live-action — he can get a solo movie, but it’s better if he clashes with Superman.

Henry Cavill’s Superman is back in DC’s Universe, and rumors about his next film had social media ablaze. For years, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has wanted Black Adam to take on the Man of Steel. Before Superman and Black Adam clash, however, we need to see Superman take on his arch-nemesis, Lobo.

If you don’t know who Lobo is, he’s a foul-mouthed intergalactic bounty hunter, whose been banned from heaven and hell, making him immortal. He’s a bad dude who’d kill anyone, Santa Claus included. And he does it without a conscience. He’s clashed with Superman from time to time, and other times they worked together. However, if the heads of DC Studios, James Gunn and Peter Safran plan to introduce Lobo into the DCEU, it should happen in a Superman film. There’s an easy way to make it happen. Lobo and Superman fighting won’t be enough — we need substance that should involve Supergirl.

Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel set the foundations for the Superman we should see in the future. Even if there’s a soft reboot of the character, we should get a time jump from when we last saw Superman. If the DCEU is still canon, a soft reboot of the Snyderverse should see Lois still carrying a child (not Bruce Kent, as the rumors suggested, though). The DCEU also gave us a foreshadowing of Kara Zor-El’s existence — we even got a comic. Sasha Calle will star as the Girl of Steel in The Flash, and she should reprise her role here.

How to make Lobo and Superman work

In a bit of a tone shift, we should see a more lighthearted version of a hero that’s now the face of hope and justice. Now married, Clark should be a man who has settled down in his life as a hero but struggling to find balance as a soon-to-be father. What better way to prepare him for fatherhood than a teenage relative banging on his door?

We’ve seen Henry Cavill and Amy Adams (assuming she’ll be back) take on comedic roles before. This would be right up their wheelhouse. Clark and Lois are forced to help this newly awakened, superpowered alien adjust to her new powers and earth. What they didn’t know was the looming threat she unknowingly brought with her.

After wiping out yet another planet, and closing a contract, the Czarnian Bounty Hunter gets the alert that his next target resides on earth, a Kryptonian. Given how good Lobo is at his job, he puts together pieces of a puzzle and uses Lois as bait. Don’t worry, though, the tough-nosed Lois will hang with Lobo word for word.

On the other side of the world, a black-ops governing entity has their sites set on this new arrival, Lobo and Kara. Brute strength won’t be enough for Superman, who has to fight a war on both fronts. We’d get to see the Man of Steel in a way we haven’t seen him depicted in live-action before, and we’d see the introduction of Lobo in the DCEU – something many fans have been waiting for.

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