Dave Bautista tells Warner Bros. that he would be interested in playing Lobo in an upcoming DC Extended Universe movie if given the chance.
Wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista has expressed interest in playing the DC Extended Universe Wolf. Bautista has gone from WWE superstar wrestler to actor with major roles in films such as Blade Runner 2049 Y Stuber and will be seen next in Zack Snyder’s most recent movie. Army of the dead. However, his most famous role is arguably Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.
Lobo was created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen on the pages of Omega Man # 3 in 1983. The character saw a resurgence in the 1990s when anti-hero characters like Wolverine, The Punisher, and Cable became more popular. Lobo has been a featured player in many DC Comics and has appeared on various shows including Superman: The Animated Series, Young Justice, Y Krypton, where a Wolf The spinoff series was in development prior to the show’s cancellation.
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During an interview at Justice With while promoting Army of the deadA fan asked Bautista which DC character he would like to play. Bautista responded with Bane first before mentioning Lobo, saying that he would be interested in bringing that character to life. He’s pitching his name for your consideration and letting Warner Bros. know that Lobo is someone he would like to play. Bautista responds:
He would really take a look at Wolf. I would really be interested. I’d be in all of that.
Bautista putting his name for Lobo makes sense given that the character has had a movie in development for some time. In 2009, Guy Ritchie was working on a Wolf film, but left the project a year later to Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Before signing for the role of Black Adam, Dwayne Johnson was in talks to play Lobo in a film based on director Brad Peyton’s character. Most recently in 2018, it was revealed that DC was watching Transformers director Michael Bay for a Wolf movie. However, as of now, none of those projects have materialized.
While Bautista is an important part of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, there’s no rule that says you couldn’t take a job as a DC character. Guardians Director James Gunn is currently working on Suicide squad and its derivative series Pacifier before returning to the MCU. Given the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 could wrap up the main Guardians story, Bautista’s time in the MCU may almost be over anyway. That would free up the actor’s availability. The balance of power is expected to shift in the DCEU with the arrival of Black Adam, adding another fighter-turned-actor as a DC heavy hitter as Wolf it could lead to some epic showdowns down the road.
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