Rumors are already hitting the web about a Lobo film. DC fans have heard that before, for decades. Before becoming Aquaman, Jason Momoa was fancast as the Main Man. Karl Urban is the latest fan favorite. At some point, DC Warner Discovery needs to make a live-action Lobo film, and James Gunn is the man to do it. Lobo is a Czarnian, the last of his kind who’ll accept a contract to kill anyone, Santa Clause, a teacher, and God himself. He’s a dark, immensely powerful character who was barred from Heaven and Hell, making him immortal — it writes itself.
It’s easy to visualize Lobo opening with him, sitting on the couch of a therapist, trying to get to the root of why he’s so evil. We’d get a flashback to the life of a child that did some bad stuff, from killing his mother to creating a plague that annihilated a civilization.
A live-action Lobo treatment could work as an HBO Max (or whatever they’ll call it) exclusive as a one-off series. We could see the story of Lobo, an intergalactic bounty hunter with a tone that ideally resembles Peacemaker meets Guardians of the Galaxy. With a banging soundtrack, violence, and comedy, Lobo would be one of the better mini-series on any streaming service before he makes his big-screen debut.