Warner Bros. has tapped Wonder Woman screenwriter Jason Fuchs to write their upcoming Lobo movie. The Wrap is reporting that Fuchs is working on the script for the cosmic DC film, which has been in pre-development for many years. According to the report, Fuchs will scrap previous visions for the film, essentially starting the project over from scratch. Warner Bros. has not confirmed or officially announced the hiring.
Lobo is a popular anti-hero for DC, created in 1983 by Keith Giffen and Roger Silfer. While initially portrayed as a straight villain, Lobo became popular in the 1990s when Giffen reinvented the character as a parody of violent characters like Wolverine and the Punisher. Lobo became known for his ultra-violent methods, with unexpected victims like Santa Claus or comics convention attendees. In the New 52, Lobo was reinvented as a more svelte and attractive character to mixed reaction.
WB began development of a Lobo movie in 2009, with Guy Ritchie originally attached to direct. At one point, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was in talks to play the intergalactic bounty hunter, although he eventually moved from the project to play Black Adam in a planned Shazam film. Machete actor Danny Trejo recently tweeted his interest in playing Lobo, although there were no confirmed reports that WB ever approached him to play the character.
In addition to Wonder Woman, Fuchs also wrote Pan for Warner Bros. His other screenwriting credits include Ice Age: Continental Drift.
(via The Wrap)