In a surprising twist for DC fans, it seems the James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Universe reboot is set to welcome back a familiar face from the Justice League. A major actor from DC’s Justice League movie is reportedly in talks to take on the role of the intergalactic Superman Villian.
The actor in question is none other than Jason Momoa. Momoa is reportedly in talks to take on the role of the intergalactic bounty hunter, Lobo. Despite assurances that his tenure as Arthur Curry is secure, Momoa’s potential transition to Lobo has sparked both excitement and speculation among fans. The actor has expressed his fondness for the Main Man from DC Comics, and this reboot could offer him the opportunity to embody Lobo without the ties to Aquaman.
Variety’s report on the Aquaman sequel shed light on some challenges within DC Studios, but the revelation about Momoa’s potential new role stole the spotlight. If negotiations go through, we might see Jason Momoa bringing the cigar-smoking, motorcycle-riding antihero to life in James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Universe, potentially making an appearance in “Superman: Legacy.”
Jason Momoa may return to the new DC universe, just not as Aquaman. Sources say the actor has engaged in talks to play Lobo, either in the 2025 reboot “Superman: Legacy,” written and directed by Gunn, or in a standalone film. https://t.co/O3cY1HXMT8 pic.twitter.com/TuEQLKoAlb— Variety (@Variety) October 10, 2023
The news, however, contradicts Momoa’s earlier statement assuring fans that his Aquaman character will be part of the DC Universe reboot. As fans eagerly await confirmation, it’s a reminder that plans in the entertainment industry can evolve.
James Gunn and Peter Safran have emphasized a comprehensive vision for the DC Universe, incorporating a unified storyline across various mediums. Their approach allows for flexibility while maintaining a coherent narrative, even bringing back elements from previous DC regimes. The duo’s eight-to-ten-year plan doesn’t signal a complete reboot but rather a strategic evolution.
Despite potential changes, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” remains on schedule for a December 20, 2023 release. As the DC Universe undergoes its transformation, fans are left to anticipate the outcome of Jason Momoa’s talks and the intriguing possibility of witnessing him as the iconic Lobo. Only time will unveil the fate of Aquaman in this revamped DC landscape.
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