TheWrap reports that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have their eyes on Michael Bay to direct their long in-development Lobo movie. They note that Bay met about the project and offered some notes that screenwriter Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman) will incorporate into a new draft which they will present to Bay hoping to make a deal.
WB is also reportedly thinking of Lobo as their answer to 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool franchise. Both characters are anti-heroes that developed a cult following in the ’90s and they both like to break the fourth wall with frequency. Deadpool smashed box office records and brought in $783 million worldwide (higher than three of WB’s 5 DCEU feature films).
Bay made his feature debut with Bad Boys and has built a career around stylized action movies including all five Transformers films, plus 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, and Pain & Gain. He currently isn’t attached to direct any other projects.
Created in 1984 by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, Lobo is a Czarnian (originally Velorpian) bounty hunter who, as a nearly indestructible anti-hero, drives a space-faring motorcycle across the cosmos in search of his next target. The character has fought some of the most powerful members of the DCU including Superman, Hal Jordan, Martian Manhunter, and Deathstroke. Some versions of the character have aired on the side of sillier tales, seeing the character take down his fourth grade teacher and even the big man himself, Santa Claus.