If Dave Bautista could play a superhero in the DCEU, he would be most interested in the role of LoboAs it is today, Bautista is very well known for his role as Drax the Destroyer in the MCU, appearing in the Guardians of the Universe and The Avengers movies. He has yet to make his way to the DCEU, but given the keen interest from both Bautista and his fans, it really looks like it will only be a matter of time.
Oddly enough, Bautista could have starred in a DCEU movie this year if he didn’t want to star in a zombie movie. In May, Bautista will star in Zack Snyder’s zombie movie Army of the Dead on Netflix. Taking on the role meant rejecting the chance to reunite Guardians of the Universe director James Gunn for The suicide squad, although it is not clear which character he would have played. It also leaves the door wide open for Bautista to take on another potential superhero role for DC and Warner Bros.
During a recent interview at Justice Con, Dave Bautista was asked by a fan which DC character he would like to play. Initially, the name drops Bane Bane as a potential supervillain he’d love to play, though he’s been documented several times in the past saying he’s open to playing the Batman opponent. Bautista then went ahead and named Lobo as the character he would especially like to play. From the interview:
‘I would really watch Lobo. I would be really interested. I’d be all over it. ‘
Lobo first appeared in DC Comics in 1983 and was created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen. The character is traditionally depicted as an alien born on the planet Czarnia who works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. He was initially introduced to satirize the more gritty Marvel Comics superheroes like Wolverine and the Punisher, but as he was accepted by DC fans, it wasn’t long before he became a comic book star in his own right.
Lobo has performed in several animated DC programs, including Superman: The Animated Series Justice League Action, and Young JusticeA live-action version of the character appeared in the second season of the Superman prequel series Krypton with Emmett J. Scanlan in the role. At the time, there were plans for Scanlan to play his own lead role Lobo spinoff series, but the show was then removed Krypton got cancelled.
There have been plans at Warner Bros. for over a decade. to bring Lobo to the big screen. At one point, Guy Ritchie was attached to directing a live action Lobo film before the project ultimately failed. In 2012, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said he was in talks with the studio about possibly playing the part with Brad Peyton as director, although he would eventually walk away from the movie to star in. Black AdamA few years ago, Michael Bay was reportedly in talks to direct Lobo, but since then the project has been rolling into the hell of development.
Time will tell if Lobo finally appears in the DCEU. In the meantime, you can get Bautista back in the role of Drax the Destroyer in the upcoming Marvel movies Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3This news comes from Justice Con on YouTube.