Warning! Contains spoilers for DC’s Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun #1!
With DC currently gearing up for a new cinematic universe, plenty of casting rumors are spinning — including the fate of the DCEU’s Aquaman, Jason Momoa, who is often fancast as DC’s Main Man, Lobo. In a new short story for Halloween, Lobo’s daughter Crush points out his perfect MCU counterpart as well: Wolverine.
This surprising comparison takes place in the story “Happy Hal(Lobo)ween!” by Hans Rodionoff, Adam F. Goldberg, Danny Earls, Patricio Delpeche, and Dave Sharpe from DC’s Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun #1. Lobo crashes his daughter’s apartment to force her to help him come up with the perfect Halloween costume. This involves Crush trying to point Lobo towards Hugh Jackman’s famous portrayal of Wolverine, but, due to legal issues, she can’t outright say this.
This leads Lobo to dress up as a litany of Hugh Jackman characters, but never the iconic X-Men character. Finally, exhausted by her father, Crush suggests she dress up as the other superhero that Lobo bears a striking resemblance to: Aquaman.
Lobo is one of the more extreme characters from the ’80s and ’90s, and a lot of fans believe that Lobo was DC’s answer to Marvel’s Wolverine. Lobo is an absolutely absurd satire of both over-the-top masculinity and action heroes in general. He’s a wise-cracking bounty hunter who perpetually has a lit cigar in his mouth, and he travels around space on a skull-adorned motorcycle. It’s obvious why Lobo is such a beloved character considering how ridiculous he is. Despite how beloved and popular Lobo is with fans, he’s never been adapted into any live-action movies, and the idea of who would play him is a heated debate. It seems DC has not only confirmed who could play Lobo on the big screen — but also who could possibly play the MCU’s Wolverine.
One of the most popular fan casts for Lobo is none other than Jason Momoa, who also plays Aquaman in the ill-fated DCEU. This fan cast is so popular that the actor has even responded to it, and it seems DC is completely aware of the demand. In this year’s Halloween story, after Crush gets exhausted trying to get Lobo to dress up as Wolverine, she instead points him to dress up as Aquaman, which is a cute reference to both the actor’s and fans’ desire to see Momoa play Lobo. While Lobo doesn’t believe he has any resemblance to Aquaman at all, he’s only thinking of the Arthur Curry of the DC Universe. The version of Aquaman played by Momoa looks a lot closer to the Main Man.
Jason Momoa Would Make the Perfect Lobo
DC is well aware that fans want Momoa to play Lobo, and the actor himself is even up to the task. But, in admitting that Lobo shares a striking resemblance to both Aquaman and Wolverine, the publisher has revealed that, if Momoa can’t ever play Lobo, then maybe he will find himself on the big screen playing the iconic Wolverine for the ever-expanding MCU instead.
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