The Lobo film may have a director attached. Rumours were circulating around earlier across the interweb, but The Hollywood Reporter seemed to clarify that director Michael Bay is up to direct if the current script goes through some changes.
As it stands the current script via Wonder Woman‘s Jason Fuchs has a 200 million dollar bill attached, and Bay, as well as the WB, are trying to bring down that price tag for a lower budget film that Bay would still be interested in directing. The WB is pretty much happy about that, for obvious monetary reasons.
Now this news isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Scripts get rewrote many times and usually with smaller budgets, the miser approach can harness even greater creativity in solving issues and producing a quality narrative. But on the other hand, there is Transformers: The Last Knight.
A Lobo script and film has been in the works over the years in the DC camp, and we are keen to see the intergalactic bad-ass bounty hunter with major cajones make his filmic debut. But DC’s current state should look to both clean up the current DCEU and search high and low for creative talent that at least respects the narrative process.