Fans at next year’s San Diego Comic-Con International may get the first opportunity to see what Guy Ritchie’s big screen adaptation of “Lobo” will look like. Producer Joel Silver has revealed that a “Lobo” test was recently filmed with the annual pop culture event in mind.
“We’re working on ‘Lobo’ now,” said Silver during an interview with Collider. “I was looking at a test we made and I was seeing it through the eyes of [the San Diego] Comic-Con — through the eyes of that audience. It’s important to know that that audience is the biggest in the world. That’s the audience that you want to get.”
Back in September, Jeffery Dean Morgan — perhaps best known to comic fans as The Comedian in Zack Snyder’s adaptation of “Watchmen” — stated that he wants to portray Lobo while on the set of his most recent film, “The Losers.” However, Morgan later told MTV News “I don't know if I'm the guy or not, but I think it's going to be one hell of a movie. I'll certainly be going to see it."
When asked about Morgan’s comments, Silver replied “I like Jeffery Dean, but you know we’re working our way through it. We’ll see what happens.”
Last month, actor James Preston Rogers (“Outlander”) was named by Splash Page readers as their preferred choice for Lobo while current “Lobo” scribe — and Anthrax guitarist — Scott Ian suggested Matt Willig (“Dexter”).
Who do you think would make the best Lobo: Morgan, Rogers or Willig? Or would someone else be better suited to portray the Main Man? Fire up your space hogs and let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section or on Twitter!