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Jason Momoa To Play Lobo in ‘Superman: Legacy’ and Beyond According To Unexpected New Reports

According to new reports, Jason Momoa is being eyed to play the legendary DC intergalactic bounty hunter, Lobo.

Aquaman star Jason Momoa is reportedly now engaged in talks about taking the role of DC anti-hero Lobo, the intergalactic bounty hunter. According to Variety, there have been sources who have revealed that Momoa could be ditching the Atlantean hero for the live-action Lobo who may possibly be appearing in the upcoming Superman reboot, Superman: Legacy that is due for release in 2025, or for his own standalone film. James Gunn has been teasing Lobo’s arrival in the DCU ever since he was hired to take over at DC Studios alongside Peter Safran.

Gunn has even posted an image of Lobo to a social media platform called Mastodon. Momoa has teased that he had a “dream” project in the works after speaking to both Gunn and Safran.

JASON MOMOA IS A LOBO FAN

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In an ET interview, Momoa said, “…there’s a lot of cool things that are gonna be coming up. One of my dreams come true is happening under their watch, so stay tuned.” This doesn’t automatically mean that he is talking about Lobo but the actor has in the past publicly expressed his interest in the role for many years. In 2014 at Evolution Expo before it was officially announced that he would be playing Aquaman in the DCEU, Momoa talked about Lobo being a personal favorite comic book character whom he would really like to portray in live-action.

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Now that he has taken the part of portraying Arthur Curry aka Aquaman in the DCEU, the chances of him taking on the role as Lobo would help a lot, especially when the DCEU will be wrapping up with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom that is set for release in December. Also, it doesn’t help that there have been issues with Aquaman 2 with everything that happened with the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial that surfaced in 2022. According to some reports, on the set of the Aquaman sequel, things became very hostile when an allegedly intoxicated Jason Momoa arrived on set dressed as Depp and he even pushed for Heard to be booted from the role of Mera.

A DC spokesperson spoke against Momoa being intoxicated on set by saying, “Jason Momoa conducted himself in a professional manner at all times on the set of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.” Others who have worked close with the actors have also come to Momoa’s defense saying that he “doesn’t show up drunk to set” and how much of a hard worker the actor is. When it comes to his clothing style, an insider said that Momoa isn’t dressing like Depp and that he has always had a bohemian style. As of right now, neither Momoa nor Heard are expected to promote the film due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.

WHO IS LOBO?

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Lobo, whose name comes from a Khund dialect and it translates to “one who devours your entrails and thoroughly enjoys it,” is the last of his people due to him killing them all. When the character was born, his evil was so frighteningly known that the nurse who delivered him went insane and became the planet’s first mental patient ten millennia after he chewed off four of her fingers. Despite him being ruthless in nature, he had a strict code of honor and along the way, he has met and battled a few superheroes.

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Lobo made his first appearance on Earth when he was hired by Manga Khan to take out the Justice League International. While he was there, he was able to hang around and even pretended to be a friend, waiting for the right moment to attack. Before he could act, Manga Khan canceled his contract with the bounty hunter. Lobo was a surprising character as he has been proven to be more of a team player than anyone would think. He even has a secret pod of pet Space Dolphins in which he cared for. When one of his dolphins was killed, Lobo tracked down the perpetrators to Vril Dox II’s newly formed freedom fighters, the L.E.G.I.O.N.

Lobo was able to single handedly take down the entire team but was stopped by Dox II, who offered to provide protection for the Space Dolphins in exchange for Lobo’s service in the L.E.G.I.O.N. He was sent to do an undercover mission which led him to join the space pirate crew Dagon-Ra. He led a successful mutiny against him.

An official statement if Momoa will be taking on this great character has yet to be announced so for now, we just have to wait for the news to be official. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to arrive exclusively in theaters on December 20, 2023.

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Source: Variety | CBR

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