Michael Bay might reportedly direct his first superhero movie for DC and Warner Bros.
TheWrap reports Bay has met with Warner Bros. and DC to discuss potentially taking on a Lobo standalone film. Bay provided some notes on the project, which Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman) will incorporate into a rewrite. Once the rewrites are finished, Bay will meet with Warner Bros. about potentially making a deal. Fuchs signed on to the project in 2016.
Warner Bros. and DC reportedly want Lobo to be their answer to Fox’s Deadpool franchise. Lobo was created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, with the character making his debut in comics in 1983’s Omega Men #3. He is a 7-foot-tall, blue-skinned antihero who works as a bounty hunter and interstellar mercenary.
Brad Peyton (San Andreas) had previously been attached to direct the film, with Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman producing.
For IGN’s thoughts on Bay’s latest film, Transformers: The Last Knight, read our review to find out why we think the director “serves up another loud, brash bot-filled slog.” And in related DC movie news, Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly in talks to play The Joker in a new origin movie, which will take place in an ’80s gritty version of Gotham City.