Aquaman star Jason Momoa has once again declared his love for the DC antihero Lobo, calling it “the perfect role.” Momoa heaped praise on Lobo during a recent conversation with Fandango, during which he promoted what’s likely to be his final outing as the DC superhero Aquaman in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, adding fuel to the idea that he will return to the world of DC as Lobo in James Gunn’s DCU.
"So, Lobo… I used to collect comics and I don't do so much anymore, but he was always my favorite. And I've always wanted to play Lobo because I'm like, 'Hello?.’ It's pretty perfect. It's the perfect role. I mean, listen, if they call me and ask me to play it? It's a f*** yeah. But, I mean, that's a guarantee. So, you don't have to worry about that. But, I haven't received that call. So, I don't want to put any fake news out there but if they ever call me and ask me to play, or ask me to audition, I'm there."
Rumors and speculation that Momoa will leave the crown of Aquaman behind in favor of intergalactic bounty hunting as Lobo have been circulating for some time. The action star is certainly not shy about this love for the character, with some reports even claiming that Momoa is already locked in and that the casting change will be announced once Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has been released.
James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DCU will begin in 2025 with Superman: Legacy. The reboot is all set to introduce several other recognizable DC characters, with some even suggesting that Momoa’s Lobo could play a part.