Guy Ritchie Not Yet a Lock for Lobo?

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 7:05 pm,

MTV has posted an exclusive where¬† Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie discusses the upcoming adaptation of DC Comics’ Lobo.

Early this Fall, it was reported (by the infallible titans of entertainment journalism over at Variety) that Ritchie was attached to direct Lobo. And since the report came from Variety – not one of those crappy unreliable movie blogs icon razz Guy Ritchie Not Yet a Lock for Lobo? – everyone took it as fact.

Everyone except Guy Ritchie, apparently…

Here’s what Ritchie had to say to MTV:

“Is it a matter of fact that I’m doing [Lobo]?… don’t think it’s a matter of fact. In fact, I can tell you it’s not a matter of fact.”

Hmmm… from that claim it would seem that DC/WB has been courting Ritchie for Lobo and perhaps a preliminary deal has even been put in place. However, from Ritchie’s statement, it would seem that the dotted line has yet to be signed and that Variety may have jumped the gun in their initial report.

I know, I didn’t think it was possible for a ‘professional movie news source’ to make errors, what with how much better they are than we lowly bloggers…

Anyway, take a look at this video of Ritchie talking to MTV about Lobo and decide for yourself where the truth lies:

So ok, Ritchie does admit to being super coy about the subject prior to the line of questioning, but all the same, it does seem genuine (to me) when he insists it’s not a fact that he’s attached to direct Lobo. And though I’m busting Variety‘s cojones, it’s easy to see how the specifics of Ritchie’s involvement could get be misconstrued. I’ll also be the first to admit that I’m still holding a grudge from when Variety posted an anti-blog article back in March. The Outlaw does not forget…

As far as Lobo – did you have your heart already set on Guy Ritchie directing? Or do you perhaps see a small window of opportunity to hitch a different director to the project? Think Ritchie will ultimately sign on the dotted line?

No word on when Lobo would be in theaters.

Source: MTV

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  1. Everything I’ve heard about this movie, from them wanting it to be PG-13, to him protecting a teenage girl, to him being a blue skinned freak just screams “PLEASE DO NOT MAKE THIS FILM!” Guy Ritchie or not, if you’re not even going to get the character right at all, then just scrap it and move on to something more marketable. This film would be better served by becoming one of DC’s animated films where they could make it as crazy or outlandish as they wanted to, and still keep the essence of Lobo intact.

  2. I’m with Packy, Guy Ritchie is perfect for Lobo, but it needs to be Ritchie with 100% control, not some studio PG-13 film.

  3. I play WAY too much World of Warcraft… I read the headline and my first reaction was “Why can’t Guy Ritchie get his Warlock going?”

  4. Lobo is not a comic book character that is easily translated to a major motion picture especially as the lead character. he would be great as a seoondary character who comes in to help someone else like perhaps Green Lantern.

    For those not familiar with Lobo he is about as anti-hero as you can get and I use the term HERO as loosely as possible without the letters actually falling apart as I say the word. Lobo makes the bad body character of holloywood films looke like the blessed angel. Lobo is a selfish, everything hating alien who massacared his own race and who does nothing fro anyone but himself. In fact he sometimes kills for the fun of it or because the person irritated him in some small way.

    In one story in the comics, Lobo is sent to Heaven because Hell doesn’t want him. This guy is bad news, real bad news. Now this doesn;t mean he can’t be used and used well in a movie but that its going to be very, VERY difficult to do so without either making major changes to him or or his back story and or making something that ends up being terribly campy & bad.

    If it were me who was directing this I think I’d first try to convince the studios to have another main DC Comics chaaracter as the leade with Lobo as a suport character or have some of his back story altered so as to amke him more flexable for the now. Perhaps get rid of the “he killed off his own civilization” bit and switch it with ” he was blammed for killing his own people off but was setup by inter galatic out law blah-blah-blah” and now Lobo is on a quest to catch and kill this bad dude.