Warner Brothers must be plenty happy with Jason Fuchs and his screenplay for the currently in production Wonder Woman as the studio has just engaged him to write another DC Comics-based feature film for their expanding Cinematic Universe. Fuchs will be handling scripting chores for a film that will bring intergalactic bad body bounty hunter Lobo to the big screen.
Despite the fact that development on a Lobo film has been on and off at Warners over the years, Fuchs will be starting fresh with his take on the character. Previously in April 2012, Brad Peyton had signed on to direct and rewrite the screenplay draft that Don Payne had turned in.
It may be that Fuchs’s fresh take will integrate the story within the shared universe that the studio is building. But at the height of the character’s popularity in the 1990s, Lobo was a bit of a comedy figure, with adventures that featured slapstick, over-the-top violence. It is possible that Warners is looking for a film that could tonally be in the same vein as Fox’s recent runaway hit Deadpool.
Warner’s DC Comics Cinematic Universe takes its first big step with next weekend’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The Fuchs-penned Wonder Woman film will be hitting theaters June 23 2017, with films featuring heroes like Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg and the entire Justice League to follow through 2020.
Via The Wrap.