Though the week ended on a major holiday, and Dragon Con took the attention of many, there’s still a lot to talk about in all the stories that hit the web this past week.
As Starro, the Star Conqueror has overrun the planet Rann, and the forces of the now Starro controlled Vril Dox are being picked off one by one, the series comes to a close. Does this long strange ride end with a bang? Or a whimper?
Lobo’s back and that means it’s time to showcase some of his old adventures. But why did DC choose to collect a rather sorry group of relatively recent, unrelated stories? If the Main Man doesn’t get some answers soon, he’s going to stab Superman with a hook.
With the success of Sherlock Holmes, it comes as no surprise that Guy Ritchie is no longer attached to the Warner Bros. adaptation of the Lobo character.
In an interview with the LA Times, Joel Silver also said the decision was not a surprise:
“I don’t think he’s going to do it now,” Silver said of Ritchie directing “Lobo.” “The studio wants us and Guy to focus on making another ‘Sherlock Holmes.’ So I think we’re going to be doing that. But we’re seeing what happens with this. Everybody is analyzing everything. It’s all kind of happening right nowÂ as we talk. ‘Sherlock’ is sitting at just about $400 million in worldwide gross and showing itself to be pretty effective and pretty strong. So we’re trying to see if we can do something quickly with another ‘Sherlock Holmes’ movie. We have some ideas and some good story points.”
We at Major Spoilers are big fans of Clancy Brown, so the rumor going around that Brown may be playing Lobo in the upcoming Guy Ritchie film, has us a bit excited.Â Except… well… Brown isn’t the youngest chickadee on the block anymore, and while he is still imposing, and a great actor with a killer voice, he’s just not a cut as he was back when he was chopping heads off in The Highlander.
So what is H’wood to do?Â While the news that Brown is involved in the Lobo flick is just a rumor, wouldn’t it be interesting to see Lobo brought to life as a fully CG character interacting with the rest of the bastiches in the film. Or maybe the studio will just slap a big plastic chest on him and convince the world it’s real.
I really never expected Lobo to be made into a movie before The Flash or Wonder Woman, but apparently that’s what the execs at Warner Bros. think is going to sell to the kids these days.Â To sweeten the deal, the studio has even signed Snatch director Guy Ritchie to helm the DC Comics adaptation.
Lobo was meant to serve as a parody of violent heroes such as Wolverine and the Punisher, with his stories featuring a nihilistic streak tinged with dark comedy and excessive violence.
No word on release date, cast members and the like.Â Some of you may remember a now defunct Virgin Comics which had also signed Ritchie up to direct the movie adaptation of The Gamekeeper, and we see where that is in development.
A lot of panels being covered by the various Intardwebz outlets today, so why not offer up our Rapid-Fire Roundup of San Diego Comic-Con News.Â It’s better than a live blog, because you don’t have to wait for the three minute update, and you don’t have to jump from entry to entry; it’s all under one umbrella-ella-ella.
Tonight on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew will be talking Fan Films.Â Joining the crew on the show are Dr. Peter Coogan and author Clive Young, as everyone runs down some of their favorites.Â To get you in the mood, we’re presenting a selection of some of the films we’ll discuss on tonight’s show.
Here’s a recommendation from one of the Major Spoilers Legion Elite.
In this short film, DC Comics’ resident badass, Lobo, is sent to track down Jolly old Saint Nick. Prepare for the glorious Yuletide Ultra Violence!
Warning: Some rough language and violence in this one.