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Krypton has cast its Lobo!

October 3rd, 2018 by Marc Comments

Oh, Lobo, Lobo, Lobo, Lobo…

Man, it’s been a ride getting this guy to the screen.

A couple of years ago it was believed that Danny Trejo was set to play the intergalactic bounty hunter (here) then movie looked likely (here), followed by him being linked to The CW’s Arrowverse (here), then Michael Bay was rumoured in talks to make the movie (here) and then, more recently, Lobo was teased at SDCC for the Krypton series (here)… and they are the first to bring him to the screen.

Emmett J Scanlan has been cast as Lobo, the last Czarnian (he killed all the others), in season two of the Syfy show, in what is understood to be a recurring role.

“Lobo has a genius-level intellect when it comes to matters of warfare and is a deadly adversary. He has superhuman strength and is virtually immortal. Lobo’s word is the only thing he hold sacred and although he’ll never violate the letter of an agreement, he might disregard its spirit from time to time.”

Scanlan is a Dublin-born actor who has starred in Hollyoaks, The Fall, Safe and even Constantine.

But, we have to say – although we’re biased – a Dublin Lobo just feels right.

It is believed that Warners arrested hoping Micheal Bay will bring the character to the big screen, but in the meantime we’ll quietly look forward to seeing him in any form onscreen,

Thoughts?

Source: THR

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….