Intergalactic bounty hero and antihero Lobo is coming to Syfy's Krypton as the "big bad" of season 2. Lobo is the latest in a long list of established DC characters to appear in the Superman prequel series.
Krypton takes viewers back to the Man of Steel's home planet, two generations before its destruction. The show focuses on Superman's grandfather, Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), who learns of a plot to prevent the birth of his future grandson. The plot was supposedly perpetuated by one of Superman's greatest enemies, Brainiac, but Seg discovers at the end of the season that the real threat to his grandson's legacy is actually a time-travelling General Zod (Colin Salmon).
It was announced during the Krypton panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 (via THR) that season 2 will feature Lobo as the main villain. As of yet, no actor has been officially cast for the role. The alien bounty hunter hails from the planet Czarnia. It's unclear what will bring him to Krypton, but it was made clear in the season finale that Krypton's military will begin to seek out other civilizations.
Lobo, who started as a villain in the 1980s and evolved into an antihero by the 1990s, has a reputation as a relentless bounty hunter. His only rule is that once he takes a contract, he follows it through no matter what gets in his way. His methods have often put him at odds with Superman. Though Lobo isn't as strong as Superman, the character is powerful enough to fight the Man of Steel one-on-one. The bounty hunter has also battled Superman in an episode of Superman: The Animated Series. Season 2 of Krypton will mark Lobo's first live-action appearance. A Lobo movie has been in the works for years, but has never moved forward. Additionally, the character was teased in an episode of Supergirl, leading fans to wonder if Lobo has a future in the Arrowverse.
It remains to be seen how Lobo will factor into the overarching plot of Krypton's second season. The news that Lobo will be the big bad is surprising, considering that Zod was clearly set up to be the main antagonist of the season. In taking control of Krypton and defeating Braniac, Zod has changed the planet's destiny and erased Superman from existence. Fans will have to wait and see how Lobo will react to Zod's plans to explore and conquer. It's also possible that the antihero will end up joining forces with Zod to help him with his schemes - for the right price, of course.
Krypton season 2 is expected to premiere in 2019 on Syfy.