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The Non-Sheriff LOBO Is Once Again Flirting With A Greenlight!

Published at: April 20, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST by mrbeaks

 

Beaks here...

Joel Silver will have his family-friendly version of DC Comics' LOBO. And if Guy Ritchie won't direct it (as was the plan three years ago), Brad Peyton, the Canadian dude who directed JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND and CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE will.

Silver's been developing this project for a very long time, and he's lately been insistent that the hyper-violent comic book - from the team of Keith Giffen, Alan Grant and Simon Bisley - be transformed into a four-quadrant romp in which the the Czarnian bruiser teams up with a teenage tomboy. I read Don Payne's draft of the script back in 2009 when Ritchie came onboard, and I can confirm that it is heavy on sass and virtually devoid of gore or profanity. To be honest, it was fucking terrible, which may be why Peyton has also been brought on to rewrite.

Akiva Goldsman will produce with Silver. And here's what you clicked on the story for...

 

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  • April 20, 2012, 3:51 p.m. CST

    FIRST!

    by Jackson

    Yippe cayay mather%$#$%^

  • April 20, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Let me get this straight....

    by HndMeFood

    this is the guy they want to make a family-friendly movie with? http://cdn.fd.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/lobo.gif

  • April 20, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Your no-prize awaits

    by don

  • April 20, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    LOBO = LOW BLOW

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    God I hate distilling material for the greatest common denominator.

  • April 20, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST

    YES!

    by Cletus Van Damme

    I still think Tex Cobb was born for the role, but he's way too old now. Maybe Ron Perlman?

  • April 20, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    However...FUCK ''family-friendly'' and FUCK Akiva Goldsman.

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • April 20, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Meh lobo

    by rakesh patel

    before he was ultraviolet but then i remember him appearing in a jla catoon and i thought they've just mainstreamed him. Honestly cant see how they're going to translate this onto the big screen. I'd rather see Marshall Law to be honest.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST

    DC Movies

    by dznutzforu

    Another example of why, without Batman, DC movies suck. (Superman II was cool, too) but that's about it, folks. Marvel should take all the money they'll make off 'Avengers' and simply buy the rights to Bats so we can finally push DC off the edge of the cliff and into the abyss of obscurity.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    He never sherps? LOLOLOL...is that a made up word?

    by Mel

  • April 20, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Starring Tim Allen as Lobo and Cuba Gooding Jr. as his wacky sidekick.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    Fuck you, Joel Silver. Fuck you right in the cunt.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Jason Momoa as Lobo?

    by tangcameo

  • April 20, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Family Friendly Main Man?

    by Wally_West

    Lobo's a tool (intentionally so--he was created to make fun of all the Marvel anti-heroes of the early '90s), but if you're going to make a movie about him, do it right. Marvel is developing an r-rated Deadpool movie (the only way Ryan Reynolds will agree to honor his contract and do it), and DC is making... a PG Lobo? Holy shit. No wonder DC is getting it's ass kicked on the box office haul.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    CONSPIRACY. MATTMAN. D.VADER. CHOPPAH.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Banned.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Lobo has potential, but not as a family-friendly flick.

    by hank henshaw

    This reminds me of how they wanted Jack Black for Green Lantern comedy. Not that the GL movie we finally got was any good anyways. I thought that WB creating a DC Movies division was going to take care of never making this type of mistakes, and actually try to emulate what Marvel Studios is doing. I understand they can't make it R, but at least push the PG-13 envelope as far as it can go, dammit. Pairing Lobo with a teenage tomboy? Cats & Dogs 2 director? Holy shit. Using Lobo as an antagonist for a Superman movie, always sounded good to me.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Stopped reading at "Family friendly".

    by Chief Joseph

    Should be a hard PG-13 at least.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:24 p.m. CST

    'R' would be best, but 'PG-13' could also work

    by Teddy Artery

    What about The Matrix? That was a fine 'R' movie with plenty of action violence... surely Lobo could be limited to that level of screen violence?

  • April 20, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Uh family friendly Lobo uh wow really?

    by Wcwlkr

    That just sounds like a recipe for another Batman & Robin or Catwoman level bad movie.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Sheriff Lobo opening creds - back in the day!

    by BeanGrud

  • April 20, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Somebody's been smoking something...

    by Brandon Gable

    It is 4/20, after all. There's no way anybody sane or sober would seriously entertain the idea of making Lobo a kiddie flick.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:44 p.m. CST

    fuck you fanboy

    by twogunjames

    What would even possess Joel Silver to want to make Lobo family friendly? He's not disney. Silver pictures has produced plenty of R rated films in it's day. Seems to me Lobo should appeal to THAT guy, the guy who likes r rated violence, nudity, and busted skulls. If I was a big time producer, I'd make a film that looks like an animated Simon Bisley painting.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    @openthepodbaydoorshal

    by ugh

    *lowest

  • April 20, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST

    What is the point of having THREE TOP CREATORS...

    by ckone

    Working hand in hand with Big Daddy WB, if not to stop movies like this????? That is why it's not DC COMICS any more but DC ENTERTAINMENT.... Seriously, WHY even bother making the Movie, are they completely blind to what Marvel has been doing??? For every one Marvel Masterpiece, there are like five DC Disasters. Not that everything Marvel done is great,(looking at you DD and Ghost Rider, Blade3 too) but man, their track record has been amazing these last ten or so years!!

  • April 20, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST

    hahaha

    by SpaghettiWall

    Guaranteed flop. I wouldn't even be upset if I was a Lobo fan, because it will bite that bastard Silver in his small cock.

  • dznutzforu is a cunt who doesn't know shit about comics, but I mean come on... the rest of us know that DC could make as many cool movies as marvel does, but Warner doesn't seem to have any interest in that. I wish DC would have their own movie studio, just like Marvel has, that would make everything easier. A Flash film could be so great, or a proper Wonder Woman film even! Whats with a great Hellblazer movie that actually would give a shit about the comics? That would sell well! Or why not a Teen Titans franchise? There are so many really cool possibilities! WHY NOT WARNER!?!?

  • April 20, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    I WANT MY HELLBLAZER MOVIE, YOU FUCKS!

    by MariusXe

    without neo and the us of a, please?

  • April 20, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Once again,the fans have done all of DC work for them.

    by Jobacca

    This was a student film made YEARS ago...and this is how a live-action Lobo movie needs to look/sound. Do not have Lobo come to earth. Do not team him up with a preteen girl. Do not make this shit family friendly. We wanna see fragging and bastiches and hot alien bitches!!! The Lobo Paramilitary Xmas Special http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9ooZYjF0mI

  • April 20, 2012, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Sheriff Lobo, one of the worst of all times...

    by ZodNotGod

    I never understood why they made a good guy once he got his own series. Plus, the match-scratch on his forehead is classic.

  • April 20, 2012, 5:14 p.m. CST

    melgibsoncalledmethenword - the word is SHIRKS, not made up.

    by ZodNotGod

  • April 20, 2012, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Now don't start agitating for "B.J. and the Bear" to return.

    by kabong

    "Riptide," maybe.

  • April 20, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    I'll take a freebie and the bean sequel over this shit

    by UltraTron

  • April 20, 2012, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Family friendly??? Bastiches!

    by mdk

  • April 20, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Way to strike while the iron is hot. Maybe twenty

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    years ago. And those few eighth graders who enjoyed this character -- and were oblivious to to Lobo being a spoof -- who are adults now don't want to see this bowdlerized.

  • April 20, 2012, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Just in time to ride the Lobo-mania from the early 90's

    by SifoDyasJr

    Get the people who did Green Lantern on this one stat!

  • April 20, 2012, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Joel Silver = TWO PIECES OF AIDS WITH CANCER IN THE CENTER

    by the Green Gargantua

    I seriously think someone should beat the tar out of him for suggesting such a thing.

  • April 20, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    The REAL question here is who should play Sheriff Lobo in the movie reboot?

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    I say the guy who plays Kevin on NBC's office. Comic gold.

  • April 20, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Fine.

    by UltimaRex

    As long as it keeps Joe Manganiello away from JLA's Superman...

  • April 20, 2012, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Armie Hammer for JLA's Superman.

    by UltimaRex

    BTW...

  • April 20, 2012, 5:52 p.m. CST

    DC COMICS, (excluding Batman) sells their children to pedophiles

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Very cheesy. I mean, can you really imagine anybody dressed up as Lobo and have it NOT look like cosplay? On top of that, try translating his personality to the big screen. For it to work, some reimagining is in order. He's just one of those characters who works far better in the realm of comics, where a certain degree of insanity and absurdity is tolerated and lauded. Besides, with Brad Peyton on board, what are the chances that this will be any good. The man isn't exactly Spielberg. Shit! He isn't even Michael Bay or Brett Ratner. Peyton, based on the "qualiity" of is big screen work, is a small step above Uwe Boll. This movie has ZERO chance of being good.

  • So sad.

  • Never see you mention James Cameron as that "Canadian dude", don't you? Don't you have a NASCAR rally you're supposed to be at? Or something similar and backwards hick-like?

  • April 20, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Izzatafactnow, Clyde?

    by fustfick

    I love Lobo and I always imagined the perfect movie version would be a Henry Selick stop-motion film. Seems like you could get away with loads of stylized splatter in stop motion and still make it super fucking funny. This version Joel Silver's got cooking sounds like absolute shit. Even worse than that goddamn TANK GIRL movie!

  • April 20, 2012, 6:52 p.m. CST

    get the guy who played the comedian from the watchmen

    by eoneon

    forgot his name.also was the winchester's dad on supernatural. he's the perfect lobo

  • April 20, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Re: LOBO

    by ArmageddonProductions

    Uh ... are we talking about the dude who showed up once in a while on "Justice League Unlimited" with the mullet and the near-obligatory John DiMaggio voice acting that, at one point on the show, even took over for Superman during some kind of crisis or another? Didn't GREEN LANTERN already kind of kill this sort of goofiness? Unless you went completely wacko with the idea -- and I can't really say that the dude who directed CATS & DOGS 2/JOURNEY 2 THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND is the man for the job -- and sort of made it an "anti-comic book movie", I'm not sure it would work out too well, no matter what the rating. Oh, well ... DC has money. Let 'em do whatever the hell they're gonna do.

  • April 20, 2012, 7:06 p.m. CST

    This is a worse idea than Watchmen Babies in V for Vacation.

    by Royston Lodge

  • April 20, 2012, 7:18 p.m. CST

    what about the LObo Christmas Special on youtube

    by wattos new hat

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9ooZYjF0mI

  • April 20, 2012, 7:35 p.m. CST

    I want a hard R-rated version...

    by The Dum Guy

    of Archie.

  • April 20, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Lobo... Lobo... Bring back Sheriff Lobo... Lobo... Lobo!

    by Christian Sylvain

    Ahhh! Oh no! Burns' birthday!

  • April 20, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Stupid bastiches...

    by Miss 45

    I fraggin' hate the idea of a toned down Main Man....

  • April 20, 2012, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Dennis Haysbert should play Sheriff Lobo

    by Crimson Dynamo

    Jack Black for Deputy Perkins

  • April 20, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST

    For AICN Talkbackers - My Lobo Pitch.

    by vadakinX

    Open in a seedy bar on the ass end of an asteroid somewhere in space. Think the Star Wars cantina with stripper poles. A creepy alien bar owner serves drinks to a group of rowdy thugs, celebrating the birthday of their leader. Sexy alien strippers dance for the clients while a rough looking guy sits in a booth in the corner, head down, suffering through a massive hangover. The party's just getting started as the rowdy thugs do shots while groping the strippers. The owner asks them to stop and gets a gun shoved in his face. The thugs demand more drinks. They get rowdier and rowdier and pretty soon they're lining up empty shot glasses on the bar and taking shots at them with their chromed-out space guns. In the corner, the hungover guy's body is racked with pain as each shot rings out. He asks them to keep the noise down. They don't listen. He tries again, lifting his head this time. He's a little more aggressive. The thugs don't like that. They approach him, guns pointed, threatening to kill him. One of the thugs presses his gun against hungover guy's temple and mocks him, asking if the cold steel is helping to ease the pounding headache. The thug laughs. Suddenly the gun is out of his hand, his wrist has been twisted in a 360 degree angle, completely broken and two shots ring out. The thug is on the floor, holding his bleeding kneecaps, tears forming in his eyes. The hungover alien stands up. The other thugs back off. We get our first good look at our hero - it's LOBO of course. The other thugs back off for a second, Lobo's imposing size enough to make anyone piss their pants. Their screaming friend lying on the ground prompts them to act. They attack. Lobo unloads the last rounds of the gun into the first thug. He then pistol whips the second thug and shoves the barrel down the guys throat. Two guys left. Lobo reaches back to the booth and pulls something out. A long metal chain. A sly grin crosses his face. The two remaining thugs attack him at once. The first guy finds his eye being slammed right into the corner of the table. The second guy finds Lobo's chain being wrapped around his throat. The chain constricts around his throat as Lobo pulls. The chain is torn straight through flesh and bone, decapitating the guy. Finally, Lobo turns to the thug on the ground who's kneecaps had been blown off. He uses the chain to tie the guy up, explaining there's a bounty on his head. Being the sweetheart that he is, Lobo gives one of the chain to one of the strippers to hold on to while he pays his tab. When he takes the chain back, the stripper asks if he wants to stick around, maybe get a private dance. Lobo thinks about it, but he's got a job to finish. He then proceeds to walk out of the bar, dragging his bounty behind him on the floor, a trail of blood in their wake. Going outside, we catch our first glimpse of Lobo's ride. The bounty begs and pleads with Lobo to let him go. Lobo breaks his jaw to shut him up as he ties him to the back of the bike. He gets on the bike himself and is just about to start it up when he looks back at the bar. Lobo decides he has some time and mocks his bounty, telling him not to go anywhere. Lobo then proceeds to walk back into the bar, removing his belt and unzipping his trousers as he walks. Meanwhile the bounty is left tied up on the bike as we hear Lobo announce himself to the strippers in the most sexually obscene way only the Main Man can. Cut to Opening titles - LOBO!! That's my pitch. Make it violent. Make it rude. Make it funny. Make it R. The way I see it, if my pitch (really just the first scene of a proposed movie) in it's most basic form can survive the scrutiny of an AICN talkback, it should survive Hollywood execs....though Joel Silver is probably immune. Thoughts?

  • April 20, 2012, 8:06 p.m. CST

    LOBO! LOBO!

    by LoopyDAVE76

    Bring back Sheriff Lobo!

  • April 20, 2012, 8:22 p.m. CST

    crimson dynamo for the win!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • April 20, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Did anyone else's FUCK THIS SHIT alert go off...

    by TheMachinist

    When they saw the words JOURNEY 2?

  • April 20, 2012, 9:25 p.m. CST

    loopydave 76 beat me to it.... DRATS!!!

    by Tigger Tales

  • April 20, 2012, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Lobo Paramilitary Xmas Special is the best.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Easter Bunny hires the man to put a hit on Santa. They end up dueling with gurka knives. It doesn't get any better.

  • April 20, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    A surly, violent bruiser teaming up with a teenage tomboy?

    by rev_skarekroe

    So they're just remaking Pitch Black?

  • April 20, 2012, 10:33 p.m. CST

    CAN WARNER BROS. EXECUTIVES READ? ARE THEY INBRED?

    by Sodobot

    CAN WARNER BROS. EXECUTIVES READ? ARE THEY INBRED? Seriously, I have never witnessed incompetence on this level. I thought they had hired someone to prevent this kind of insanity a few years ago?! And I am not too impressed with what I've been seeing and reading regarding the Superman film.

  • April 20, 2012, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Bloody hell

    by Bop N Rumble

    Will those Hollywood suits never learn? If there is one movie in which the gore needs to be amped up it's Lobo. You don't pussify it. Hire the action team of Spartacus, add some eye candy, animate Dawg and cast Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Lobo. Et voila, you got your kick ass Lobo movie. It's that simple.

  • April 20, 2012, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Lobo's Giant Christmas Special

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    god I really do need to dust the old boxes off and plant my crossed leg'ed ass down and find those old treasures *Bo'klahoma where the wind comes racing ah'cross the pain* (or something close to that) Or Lobo's Back what's you looking at dude?

  • April 20, 2012, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Good article

    by Phategod2

    See how irreverent and angry that article was? Thats how this site should be not caught up in hollywood politics.

  • April 20, 2012, 11:01 p.m. CST

    vadakinx

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    thank you for that it was damn close to perfect

  • April 20, 2012, 11:02 p.m. CST

    grammaton cleric binks

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    yeah yeah that was the name the paramilitary christmas special

  • April 20, 2012, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Or where he takes that bounty

    by Have_Penis_Will_Travel

    and it's his old grade school teacher and he cuts her legs off just so she can't run away I can't see how a Lobo movie could be made with anything less than an X rating

  • April 20, 2012, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Why not just do "Ambush Bug" starring Justin Timberlake?

    by MCVamp

    That makes just as much sense. Hmm. Shit...I'd watch that.

  • April 21, 2012, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Joel Silver will have his family-friendly version of DC Comics' LOBO

    by VegasRonReturns

    stopped reading right there.

  • April 21, 2012, 1:26 a.m. CST

    stereotypical evil archer, bit of trivia for you ...

    by I Max U Mini

    The man who plays Creed Bratton on the Office is in reality named Creed Bratton. Back in the '60s, he was the guitar player for a hit making group called The Grass Roots! I saw him play in 1971.

  • April 21, 2012, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Comedy Wolverine piss-take. Yawn.

    by BiggusDickus

    How anyone can even say 'Lobo' with a straight face cracks me up...

  • April 21, 2012, 6:29 a.m. CST

    dznutzforu

    by BlueLando

    Seriously? DC's handling of Batman is better than anything Marvel's done. He's appeared in three films over seven years, the director's been allowed full creative control, and by the end his films will have made AT LEAST 2 billion at the Box office. Marvel, with six films, will make just more than 2 billion at the box office. And have managed to interfere in every film along the way leading to less and less returns on their budgets!

  • April 21, 2012, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Ah, my fave DC character...

    by biscuithead

    ...when I was a hateful, selfish little cunt of a teenager. Out-grown it long ago so personally couldn't care less what they do with it now...

  • April 21, 2012, 9:38 a.m. CST

    something i don't understand about dc movies

    by amin

    if you want to know how to make a green lantern movie there is green lantern first flight, same thing with wonder woman, you translate the cartoon in an live action movie and that's it. it's not rocket science. why do we have to endure shitty movies like green lantern?

  • April 21, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Oh, and in one panel of the Paramilitary Xmas Special you see

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Santa's closet, and there's S&M gear hanging in the back.

  • April 21, 2012, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Aka Lilo and Lobo

    by CreamCheeseAlchemist

    Lilo and Stitch was a cute movie but I don't think it's right for Lobo. The closest I'd go with that is teaming him up with Capain Marvel or something.

  • April 21, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    What the fuck? Not a LOBO-reader, but even I as a

    by VAwitch

    passing comic fan know that the gore & violence - as well as a smart mouth - is what makes LOBO, well... LOBO. Kinda like if Logan Wolverine couldn't hack & slash, or Wade/Deadpool couldn't pop off his smart mouth - It isn't that character. Color me completely disinterested, and pissed that this waste of money is proceeding & will color future comics being brought to the screen.

  • When dealing with Lobo, Hellblazer, Swamp Thing and the other more uh, butch? characters they really should let some other decisions be made. I am not being some homophobe prick, this is like straight up the truth.

  • April 21, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    YES, I am the truth and the way.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • April 21, 2012, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern shit? Since when?

    by ZodNotGod

    Loved it long time...RR was miscast slightly, more of Rayner type, but overall, not bad and damn loads of fun.

  • gleefully grinning as even more LOADS rain down upon you while Lady GaGa thumps through the speakers of the bath house. That is what all the Green Lantern fans wanted that I know, and that is what they got.

  • April 21, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

    by carlotta_valdes

    ...tonal disaster imminent. 7 mil opening weekend. Poor DC fans.

  • April 21, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST

    again, LOBO needs to be an EXPLOITATION BIKER FILM in space.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • April 21, 2012, 12:54 p.m. CST

    MURDER RAPE DRUGS PLUNDER AND SOME GENOCIDE

    by the Green Gargantua

    please kick Joel in face with a steel toe boot.

  • April 21, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Second Rob Zombie LOBO.

    by adeceasedfan

    With Tyler Mane or Derek Mears as Lobo. Btw Hate... HAAAATE his Halloween movies, but I think he could pull it off.

  • April 21, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    DC Comics...

    by MajorBludd

    Have always sucked. Except for Batman and sometimes Supes, the whole universe is tacky, disorganized and just plain ill-conceived. The marvel universe has nick fury as its big connected mover and shaker type. DC? They have Amanda Waller. See what I'm getting at here? DC is just so painfully inferior. Most if not all of their character designs are wretched, the fake cities the lame crossover events to try and mend continuity - its all a failed excercise. Lobo is one of the few fun characters they posses and look what they are doing to him!! It's all so tragic.

  • April 21, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Even the name

    by MajorBludd

    Is retarded "Detective Comics Comics Inc" It's embarrassing. Amanda Waller has type II diabetes

  • April 21, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST

    embarrassing

    by Skankardly

  • April 21, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Both

    by kiaikick

    Without DC Marvel doesn't exist. And

  • April 21, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Argh I hate these new talkbacks

    by kiaikick

    Anyway, DC is fine. Majorbludd, you obviously don't know much about the history of comics and DC's place in it or you'd have never made such a stupid comment ridiculing their name. DC has its place, and if you would read Green Lantern and the run Geoff Johns had, well, you'd see DC's got plenty to offer. Marvel is good, yes, but better? I think both are about the same. It just depends on what you like in your stories.

  • April 21, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    I will admit

    by MajorBludd

    That I haven't been reading the New 52. I'm talking about pre-relaunch DC. There is just so much bad mixed in with the good, thats it's really hard to be patient and give DC a chance. One Green Lantern run by Geoff Johns isn't enough to sell me on characters like "Big Sur", "Toyman" or "Amanda Waller". Peacemaker, Firestorm, Gangbuster, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg, The fucking Flash should be WAY cooler than they are. They come off as really bland, when in fact their core deigns and personalities are amazing. Such good concepts wasted by inept management! This Lobo film just proves that DC doesn't know what to do with itself. I do have faith Jim Lee can bring some much needed reform with the New 52.

  • April 21, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST

    I'm not arguing

    by MajorBludd

    about whether DC should exist or not, that would be a ridiculous argument. I fail to see how you could interpret what I wrote as saying that DC should not exist. I know quite a bit about the comic medium and it's history. I may have came off rather harshly, but really I'm arguing that DC is an inferior product as a whole compared to what Marvel offers - a rather cohesive universe with stable continuity. I'm arguing that DC needs to improve it's structure and brand if it wants to compete. They really should follow Marvels lead. DC has underutilized potential. It just needs to cut out the fucking cheese! Can't they retcon Waller so she looks slightly attractive, or at least menacing? She looks like a 400lb slob. It's the little things like that which boggle my mind.

  • April 21, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Atari Force supporting character...

    by Immortal_Fish

    ...I remain incapable of understanding why you people are so infatuated with what is a supporting character from a limited-run comic book series of the 80s that is based on a video game console from the 70s. He's Wolverine without the adamantium or the character arc or anything that makes him interesting, compleat with gaudy Gene Simmons makeup. He's totally ridiculous. Yet most DC characters tend to be. I'd way rather see a movie based on Pakrat or Blak Jak or both. Much more compelling characters, but then again, they were part of the main line-up, unlike the alien Harley Davidson albino. Shit. Babe is more compelling by comparison. And why the hell hasn't DC made a Night Force movie yet?

  • April 21, 2012, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Majorbludd's comment rang true. Green Lantern I find completely terrible

    by the Green Gargantua

    That awful crossover Darkest day, light or whatever? Ugh, unreadable crap. The new 52 is their attempt to MARVELIZE their dying universe to get new readers. I have loved many great books from DC. but these were all things written by SUPER WRITERS like Morrison or Moore. it is ironic that I really enjoy the Young Justice cartoon...

  • April 21, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST

    This sounds so bad it's kinda depressing.

    by dahveed1972

  • April 21, 2012, 7:23 p.m. CST

    The truth about entitled talkbackers and trolls

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    centers around those who think that just because they are allowed to post here or have been doing so since before such a thing called a smart phone existed - which allows them to post while taking a shit at the same time, or post their shit as such the case may be, then they are somehow entitled to being treated like fucking hands off royalty. furthermore such entitled fucks think they have the right to criticize anyone and everyone with impunity because afterfall harry is beholden to them and their daily hit counts for his income and fame which they deride constantly and threaten daily by saying they will never return because this place just aint what it used to be, but strangely enough they do return.news for all of them, if this site was mostly beholden on talkback hit counts it would have went belly up a long long long time ago. they will not believe me, even though the proof is on the posting page and can be found with a google search of site hit counts. they will continue to exist in their entitled little world because this place is important to them, they need this place far far more that it needs them. the d.vader banning of a year ago and subsequent moaning and bitching and screams of 'im never coming back' really did spell the doom of talkbacks and aicn. oh wait a minute, no it did not. the site miraculously kept going and the place was actually better off because all inbred trolls and their sock puppets stayed away until they realized how desperately they needed this place and how much it did not need them. that is the bullshit i rail against and why i heap scorn on choppah and his sock puppet echo chamber ilk and all the anti social trolls who would cry for years if this site truly went belly up. actually this site performs a public service keeping assholes like ctm and that pedophile conspiracy from the general public

  • April 21, 2012, 9:30 p.m. CST

    immortal_fish: what?

    by mrgray

    Interesting that you mock Lobo for being a supporting character in a limited run comic, then compare him to Wolverine. Who was a silly-looking villain in a Hulk story. I tell you what, how about you get uppity about Boba Fett, too? I mean, as long as we're talking about minor characters with shitty character development who were more worth a laugh than anything... No. The Lobo that many of us know and love and have embraced as THE Lobo is the ultraviolent Giffen caricature. Which has little to do with the goofy origin of the character. Just like Wolverine. And Boba Fett. And the hundreds of other minor characters who have, over the years, been given room to grow into something far more interesting.

  • April 21, 2012, 9:31 p.m. CST

    he's totally ridiculous

    by mrgray

    That is, good sir, the fucking POINT.

  • April 21, 2012, 10:33 p.m. CST

    F#ck this & f#ck Hollywood.

    by sai_justin

    Hey, you know a formula that totally works? Masters of the Universe.

  • It is understandable that the dire economics of movie making means that the studios must try and get as many butts in the theater seats with less restrictive ratings. Why do that with violent source material though? Why not choose from the vast amounts of books, comics, videogames, etc. that have never been turned into movies before, something that is already suitable for a PG-13 rated movie in the first place? It isn't like Lobo is some mega-popular superhero icon like Batman, Spiderman, Superman, Hulk, or Iron Man is he? I bet more of your average schmoes on the street know who Spawn is rather than Lobo. Hollywood's obsession with every fucking movie needing to be based on some sort of source material, no matter how obscure, is really ridiculous and needs to stop.

  • April 21, 2012, 11:11 p.m. CST

    And give Spawn to PIXAR

    by lv_426

    It can take place in the same universe as The Incredibles. Better yet, make an Incredibles II with Spawn as the villain!

  • April 22, 2012, 6:01 a.m. CST

    love to see a Metal Men movie.

    by Hesiod2k7

    Metal Men would translate to film better than most DC properties.

  • April 22, 2012, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Schwarzenegger as Lobo

    by Hesiod2k7

    Then you can be more violent. :-)

  • April 22, 2012, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Or Mickey Rourke as Lobo.

    by Hesiod2k7

    Think about it.

  • April 22, 2012, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Fucking TRAVESTY. Here's what a LOBO movie should be...

    by JustinSane

    1. Animated. A modern-day HEAVY METAL as the Main Man guts, beheads and blows up any bastiches that get in his way. 2. Filled with theater-pounding metal music. 3. Not take place on Earth, but rather multiple interesting alien planets. We've seen enough of Earth. 3. Contain the voice of Ron Perlman as Lobo. 5. Be a hard R. That is all you need.

  • April 22, 2012, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Immortal_Fish LOBO NOT from Atari Force

    by elvirasbuttboy

    Lobo was Not from Atari Force comic. His first Appearance was in the OMEGA MEN series. I know because I have the series. I loved it. And Lobo was nothing like he later became to be.

  • April 22, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    hey guys, how about Jeffrey Dahmer the musical?

    by crazybubba

  • April 22, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST

    SWAMP THING is the DC property that needs to be done RIGHT.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • April 22, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Flashpoint was Amanda Waller's diet

    by CreamCheeseAlchemist

    tinyurl 6h8cvhg Quite fetching, as is the new Etta Candy. Come on, Batwoman, once you go black... And I still think it would be awesome if Lobo was all set to have his exploitation movie and then he's stuck with Captain Marvel.

  • April 22, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Fraggin' bastiches

    by Chris

    Why even make Lobo? I mean, honestly, why not just make a movie about a space bounty hunter hunting people who escaped to Earth? I'm sure it would save Joel Silver money on property rights and sharing the profits with Warner Brothers. Seriously. Think about it. Lobo fans won't want to see some PG-13 CGI crapfest. The only reason to have a Lobo movie is to bring in the comic nerds, right? If you're totally neutering the character than save yourself the money and just change his name and call it something else, like Space Bounty Hunter or something. They're clearly hoping the trailers will create an audience. I'm assuming they're figuring people who have no idea what Lobo is will see a cool trailer and want to see this movie. This whole thing makes absolutely no sense to me. Lobo IS over the top and brutally violent. The first thing Lobo did when he was born was kill his doctors and nurses, and than for a high school project he killed his entire species. Fuck Hollywood. They're all so fucking stupid. They're clueless. Totally fucking clueless.

  • April 22, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST

    creamcheesealchemist

    by MajorBludd

    Amazing. It only took them 30 years!

  • April 22, 2012, 5:18 p.m. CST

    I've always imagined a Lobo movie like this...

    by Chris

    It should begin on his home planet of Czarnia, which looks a little bit like Ancient Greece. It should begin with a touching, very beautifully shot scene where a woman is giving birth in one of these Greek like temples. We're introduced to the appearance of the Czarnian people, their skin solid white. The scene should be almost like a nativity scene, until out comes baby Lobo, who proceeds to tear apart the doctor and kill the nurses. Blood, guts, and entrails are flying everywhere. After all, Lobo in Czarnian means "He who devours your entrails and thoroughly enjoys it." Cue title card: LOBO. The rest of the movie follows Lobo on a series of increasingly over the top missions to hunt bounties across the galaxy. Over the course of these missions we learn more about Lobo and his fucked up, politically incorrect past. The underlying story would be Lobo trying to save a kidnap victim who is being ransomed by one of his targets. As it turns out, it's Lobos old (and I mean OLD) bitch of a high school teacher. Eventually he kills the badguy, and then in a humorous fashion, kills his teacher officially making himself the last Czarnian. It should be a heavy metal, over the top, graphic in every possible way, sci-fi western of sorts that spans the galaxy and is rated R.

  • April 22, 2012, 7:05 p.m. CST

    The only way my ass will be in a seat...

    by Master Bruce

    is if they make THE LOBO PARAMILITARY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL as the movie. Lobo was supposed to be a dark, sick SPOOF of the dark, sick "heroes" of the early 90s & should be treated as such ya DUMB BASTICHES!!!

  • April 23, 2012, 12:33 a.m. CST

    How about Justice League: Nativity?

    by CreamCheeseAlchemist

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  • April 23, 2012, 10:37 a.m. CST

    A Lobo movie for kids? I hope to be proven wrong but...

    by jellypop

    that don't chime with me. Why water it down? He'll be eating cucumber sandwiches on the village green next.

  • April 23, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Why bother making movie about Lobo without violence?

    by tomimt

    That's whole fucking idea of Lobo, a satirical view on violent entertainment.

  • April 23, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Lobo Rocks - This movie..probably not so much

    by RG