Don’t count out the Main Man just yet.
More than three years after Warner Bros.’ long-simmering plans for a “Lobo” movie fell apart, TheWrap reports “Wonder Woman” screenwriter Jason Fuchs has been hired to tackle DC Comics‘ fan-favorite antihero.
The film, which at one point was set to star Dwayne Johnson, has been in the works, on and off, since late 2009, when Guy Ritchie was attached to direct. However, he left to helm “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” and was succeeded in 2012 by Brad Peyton (“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” “San Andreas”).
Peyton rewrote the previous draft by Don Payne (“Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” “Thor”), but revealed last year that “Lobo” simply fell by the wayside as Warner Bros. shifted gears to lay the foundation for a DC cinematic universe. “They’re talking about ‘Justice League,’ ‘Batman v Superman,’ and going into ‘Flash,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Aquaman,'” he said. “Those are kind of the pillars of that universe.”
TheWrap reports that Fuchs, whose credits include “Pan” and the upcoming “Luna Park,” will start from scratch with the “Lobo” script.