Jeffrey Dean Morgan Has His Sights Set on Lobo
SuperHeroHype.com caught up with Watchmen star Jeffrey Dean Morgan on the set of his new film, The Losers, based on the DC/Vertigo comic book series. Though we're still under embargo for full details from the set, Jeffrey did share with us a role that he's gunning for; the main man himself in Guy Ritchie's recently announced Lobo.
"They're making 'Lobo' right now," offered JDM, "That would be cool. 'Lobo' would be very cool. I don't think that I'm as big as Lobo is, but if you could, like, transplant Mickey Rourke's body on my head, that would be just great."
The comic book character, re-developed in the early '90s, is that of an intergalactic bounty hunter and hard-drinking biker. Designed as somewhat of an over-the-top parody of his violent anti-hero contemporaries, Lobo has become a popular mainstay of the DC Universe, appearing outside of comics in "Superman: The Animated Series" and "Justice League," as well as in his own animated web-series.
"You're always looking for material that's kind of smart and fun and this seems to be where it is right now," says the actor in regards to his interest in so many comic book properties, "The studios are really gravitating towards it, more than I've ever seen them gravitate towards anything in a long time. Comic books are really the thing right now and I don't see that going away for at least the next couple of years."
Lobo has two major creative forces in common with The Losers in producers Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman, a connection not at all lost on Dean Morgan.
"I do have an in," he admits, "I'll be elbowing somebody soon."