Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is considered one of the industry’s most brilliant performers. He has toiled hard and shown his acting prowess to the audience by appearing in the Fast X and Jumanji franchises as well as Black Adam. One of the highest-grossing and highest-paid actors is a former professional wrestler who is recognized as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.

Since his professional wrestling days, the actor has been adored by the audience for the roles he has consistently played on screen. He entered the DCEU in 2022 as Black Adam, but it was speculated that he was originally cast as Lobo, who is now rumored to be played by Jason Momoa. Find out more now.

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is no longer attached to Lobo

Back in 2012, there were many names attached to the beginning of the DC Extended Universe including Dwayne Johnson who was rumored to play Lobo; a Czarnan intergalactic bounty hunter in the DC Universe. Lobo was created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen and appeared in Omega Men #3 back in 1983.

In 2009, Warner Bros. had announced that Guy Ritchie would direct a live-action movie Lobo but a few years later, the audience and media learned that the project had fallen apart and there was no specific reason mentioned on why the project was no longer in the works. After a few years of going back and forth with the project, the director moved on to working on Sherlock Holmes’ sequel.

Dwayne'The Rock'Johnson
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is no longer attached to playing Lobo

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson who had confirmed on his social media at the time that he was in the process of talking with Joel Silver and Brad Peyton who was scheduled to write and direct the movie but later noted that the project is no longer in the works. He said to MTV News via ScreenRant,

“It was [happening] for a minute, but then it kind of just went away as things happen in Hollywood. For a minute, [I] was interested in it, and then it went away.”

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Brad Peyton addressed the Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson starrer Lobo being shelved

Brad Peyton, who was appointed after Guy Ritchie decided to leave, also decided to move on from the project after going back and forth, and in his interview with ComingSoon.net, he said,

“I think what’s happening with DC is that they have prioritized what they need to make first in order to kind of lay the foundations for the DC Universe. This is what I believe is happening just from what they’ve been taking about. They’re talking about Justice League, Batman v Superman, and going into Flash, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman. Those are kind of the pillars of that universe.”

The director had mentioned that it’s a real uphill battle to talk people into spending a lot of money to do things correctly, adding that he was really happy with the script and had talked with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson about it. Joel Silver and Peyton had a really amazing meeting about the project and he revealed that he did a rewrite of the script and was really, really excited about it.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson as Black Adam
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as Black Adam

Brad Peyton also pointed out in the interview that he wonders if Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy would somehow help push their movie forward and explained, “With Marvel, they’re now having smaller characters like Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. They obviously had to start, though, with their big guns and set up The Avengers. I kind of feel like that’s where DC is now. They’re setting that team up.” 

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How is Jason Momoa connected to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Lobo?

Jason Momoa, who plays Aquaman in DCEU, is rumored to be playing Lobo in James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DCU, which means his stint as Aquaman in DCEU might come to an end.

James Gunn said via CBR, “Jason will not play two characters. It’s too early to say, Jason always thought Aquaman was a trilogy in his own mind, but he also loves Lobo. He’s been very clear about that too.”

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's character is now rumored to be played by Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa is now rumored to play Lobo in DCU

The actor also shared that Aquaman is not going anywhere, noting that he seemed to have agreed with the timeline of playing one character fully after that. He was asked if working with James Gunn is his dream, to which he said via CBR,

“It would be amazing if that happened. It’s definitely something I’ve collected my whole life. So, all the fans who know me will know that I collect this comic book the most. So, without giving you anything, if you’re a real fan, you’d know what I collect the most.”

Aquaman and the Lost King will premiere on 20 December 2023.

Source: ComingSoon.net, Direct, CBR


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