Jason Momoa Overjoyed Over Positive DC Future After Aquaman 2

Jason Momoa's Lobo Could Be The DCU's Deadpool

Written By Kieran Bugg

Jason Momoa has just teased via his social media the imminent reveal of some massive DCU news after his Aquaman sequel. Once it was announced that Henry Cavill would no longer be portraying Superman, a full DC reboot looked inevitable.

In addition, Warner Bros. also revealed that the follow-up to Black Adam would no longer be moving forward.

This has effectively left path clear for James Gunn and Peter Safran’s future as the new co-CEO’s of DC Studios. Whether you’re excited or not for Gunn and Safran’s plan for the franchise, there’s no denying that there’s interest.

Last month, Gunn teased that we’ll have our first look at their upcoming slate at the beginning of 2023.

Nonetheless, we’re already more than halfway through January and we’ve yet to hear any more updates regarding this new DCU. Given the controversial decisions that have already been made, expectations are unsurprisingly high.

All we know so far is that a new solo Superman movie is currently being written by Gunn.

This film will focus on a much younger iteration of the superhero, early on in his crime-fighting career. Moreover, Aquaman star Jason Momoa may still play a role in the revamp but as a different more villainous character, Lobo.

Jason Momoa Overjoyed Over Positive DC Future After Aquaman 2

Jason Momoa Overjoyed Over Positive DC Future After Aquaman 2

Image: Warner Bros. Discovery

Before he was cast as the King of Atlantis, the actor was actually the favorite to portray Superman’s classic foe.

Writer Roger Slifer and artist Keith Giffen co-created Lobo. He debuted in Omega Men No. 3 in 1983. Lobo started as a villain.

However, the alien mercenary and bounty hunter didn’t explode in popularity until the early ’90s. By that time, Lobo acquired his own comic-book series.

The late writer Alan Grant played a significant role in launching him to mainstream stardom.

Lobo’s solo book tweaked his focus. Suddenly, Lobo turned into a parody of ’90s grim and gritty vigilantes such as Wolverine and the Punisher. In fact, he seemed like a hybrid of both.

Furthermore, Simon Bisley’s over-the-top art transformed Lobo into a more menacing figure. Thus, Lobo became what he intended to parody. The acceptance surprised Giffen. He explained in 2006:

“I have no idea why Lobo took off… I came up with him as an indictment of the Punisher, Wolverine hero prototype, and somehow he caught on as the high violence poster boy. Go figure.”

Recently, Jason Momoa shared a story via Instagram where he looks to be attending a meeting at Warner Bros. Discovery. During his post he confirmed that he’d met with studio and had seen what’s in store for the DCU.

Furthermore, he went to offer high praise to Gunn, Safran and Warner Bros. Discovery head David Zaslav.

From the sound of his voice, it’s clear that he’s very excited about what’s to come. Jason Momoa said with much enthusiasm:

“I got some really good news. Great news with Warner Bros. Amazing. Wish I could tell you, but here it is. Peter [Safran], I love you. James [Gunn], I love you. David [Zaslav]… To the future.”

Jason Momoa Overjoyed Over Positive DC Future After Aquaman 2

Jason Momoa Overjoyed Over Positive DC Future After Aquaman 2

Image: Warner Bros. Discovery

It appears that the Lobo casting rumours have just been confirmed by the man himself. However the question of whether or not he’ll continue playing Aquaman remains to be seen.

Momoa actually commented on the rumors that the character will be recast. He said cryptically:

“I’ll always be Aquaman, the rumors are… I’ll always be Aquaman. Ain’t anyone coming in there and taking sh-t. And then, there might be some other characters too. I can play other things too. I can be funny and savage and charming, once in a while.”

Whatever the case is, it’s guaranteed that Jason Momoa has a big and bright future with DC Studios.