After only a day following the announcement that Emmett J. Scanlan (The Fall, Constantine, Safe) had been cast as interstellar mercenary Lobo, the major villain in season two of Syfy’s Krypton, a new photo has revealed Scanlan in all his Lobo glory. Check out the full photo in the gallery below (via CBR).
Lobo’s character in the Superman prequel series will apparently stick close to the DC comics and he is described as a ruthless bounty hunter who murdered his entire species and possesses a genius-level intellect when it comes to matters of warfare, making him a deadly adversary. Imbued with superhuman strength and virtually immortal, Lobo will keep coming until the job is finished. His word is the only thing Lobo holds sacred, and although he’ll never violate the letter of an agreement, he might disregard its spirit from time to time.
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.
The arrival of Lobo on the small screen comes as a bit of surprise as the studio has been reportedly developing a feature film centered around the character with an eye toward Michael Bay directing. WB is apparently considering the character their answer to Ryan Reynold’s successful Deadpool franchise at 20th Century Fox.
Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, The Halcyon) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. The Seg-El name is both a nod to Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and a reference to John Byrne’s 1980s miniseries, “The World of Krypton.” Cameron Cuffe is set to play Seg-El along with Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod.
Krypton stars Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Aaron Pierre, Ian McElhinney, and Shaun Sipos.
Based on DC characters, Krypton is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy). Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead) will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
Krypton will return in 2019.
Krypton Season 2
Lobo First Look