While Marvel and DC were busy raining down comic book movie announcements on the San Diego Comic Con’s attendees, another superhero movie story was revealed elsewhere, with former WWE champion and current action movie star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson confirming that he’s currently gunning for the role of DC’s resident alien bounty hunter, Lobo.
“Rumours of me possibly playing LOBO are true,” said The Rock via his official Twitter account. “Joel Silver and Brad Peyton working on it now. That could be fun…”
Lobo is an alien bounty hunter/mercenary who originally started as one of DC’s major villains, only to gravitate towards being cast as an anti-hero with a tendency to pick a fight with just about anyone for just about any reason – with the character having a record of trading punches with Superman and Green Lantern to Santa Claus and Satan, and just about anyone in between – including a fight against Marvel’s Wolverine during one of the inter-company crossovers.