Michael Bay in talks for Lobo movie

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Photo by Raphael Dias/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures /

Lobo fans should rejoice! Action-packed film aficionado Michael Bay is in talks with DC and Warner Bros. to helm Lobo movie.

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Lobo fans have been anticipating this anti-hero movie for a while. Now it looks like an inkling of progress has been made now that DC and Warner Bros. had met with Michael Bay for the project, according to The Wrap. Wonder Woman’s writer Jason Fuchs  would be involved/”incorporated” into a rewrite.

When you think Michael Bay, you think run-and-gun, blow-em-up, major explosive action, right? Bay’s helmed films have these signature features, some of which include The Rock, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and the most recent 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.

The latter flick was indeed epic, based on a true story, with a lot of other nicely done fictional pieces of art on the big screen. That said, it’ll be interesting what kind of action or wittiness Bay could bring to the Lobo movie should he be brought on board.

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The Wrap mentioned that the project had been set in motion since 2009. There had been some talks regarding Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson taking on the role of Lobo. But that was put behind them as he stepped away from the project back in 2013, according to Heroic Hollywood.

Plenty of Bay’s movies had a fun factor to them, but considering Lobo’s theme is more dark, gritty, and violent, it’ll be interesting how he’ll direct the flick. There had been some pretty intense non-fictional inspired pieces he had helmed. That said, do you think Bay could pull it off?


For those not familiar with the DC Comics character, he is the brainchild of Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen. His role is that of a bounty hunter/mercenary. The anti-hero made his first appearance in the 80s and later on fizzled out. Lobo was later revived in his own comic in the 90s. This ran DC in sync with Marvel’s gritty anti-heros like The Punisher, Cable, and Wolverine during that time. Apparently, dark characters were trendy in the 90s.

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Will the Lobo movie take off if Bay helms the movie? How do you think the comic will translate to the big screen? Share your thoughts in the comments below.