New fan art has recently surfaced, offering a glimpse into the potential portrayal of Jason Momoa as a new character in the ever-expanding DC Universe. As DC fans eagerly anticipate a fresh era in the cinematic universe, spearheaded by the collaborative efforts of James Gunn and Peter Safran, various exciting movies and television shows are currently in development. However, before this new universe can fully take shape, there’s a bit of housekeeping to be done, notably with the upcoming release of “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” in December.
While “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” will effectively conclude the current DCEU timeline, it appears that Jason Momoa might not be bidding adieu to his DC adventures just yet. Recent reports suggest that Momoa is being considered for the role of Lobo in James Gunn’s DC Universe. In response to this intriguing development, the talented artist Bosslogic has shared fresh artwork envisioning Momoa as the iconic intergalactic bounty hunter.
It’s worth noting that DC Studios has not officially confirmed nor denied Momoa’s potential casting as Lobo, and any such announcement may be deferred until after the release of “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.” Up to this point, Momoa has only hinted at his involvement in a mysterious DC project, in collaboration with Gunn and Safran. Fueling the speculation further, he cryptically mentioned in an interview, “Well, everyone knows I’m a comic book fan. The comic I collected the most, and I have every comic there is… you can do your research and find out what it is.”
Why Jason Momoa Would Be the Ideal Choice for Lobo in the DC Universe
For quite some time, fans of the DC Universe have consistently suggested Jason Momoa as a perfect fit for the role of Lobo, especially considering his evident fondness for the character. If Momoa were to secure the role of Lobo in the DC Universe, he would make history as the first actor to bring this character to life on the big screen, following Emmett J. Scanlan’s portrayal in the second season of “Krypton” on SYFY. Beyond his impressive performance as Aquaman, Momoa’s diverse body of work attests to his prowess not only in action but also in comedy.
Lobo, a fearsome and often brash bounty hunter in the comics, is renowned for his larger-than-life personality—a trait Momoa has demonstrated in various interviews and appearances. In addition to his acting talents, Momoa bears a striking resemblance to Lobo in real life, with his imposing physique and signature long hair. To complete the transformation, he would merely require the Lobo makeup and costume.
The future holds the answers to whether Momoa is indeed taking on the role of Lobo, and if so, whether it will be in his standalone movie or a television series, unless he makes a prior appearance in another DC Universe project. Given Lobo’s relatively obscure status in the DC roster, it will be fascinating to observe how this character is woven into James Gunn and Peter Safran’s vision for the DC Universe, known as Chapter 1, “Gods and Monsters.” Hopefully, the mystery surrounding Momoa’s role in the DC Universe will be unveiled in due course.