LOBO is Coming To KRYPTON and an Actor Has Been Cast in the Role
A couple of months ago, it was reported that DC’s intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo would be coming to the second season of the Syfy series Krypton. We’ve now learned that Emmett J. Scanlan has been cast to take on the iconic role of the DC character. This will be a recurring role for him.
Lobo was created in 1984 by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen. He is a blue-skinned, 7-foot-tall, heavily muscled anti-hero alien who works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter and drives a space-faring motorcycle across the universe. I should probably also mention that he murdered his entire species. He has superhuman strength and is virtually immortal.
I’m not really familiar with Scanlan’s work, but he appeared in Netflix's Safe, opposite Michael C. Hall, and The Fall, with Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan. He was last seen in Guardians of the Galaxy.
DC Entertainment is also looking to make a movie set around the character and they've been looking at Michael Bay as possible director. Maybe using Lobo in Krypton is a way for the studio to test the waters and see how he's received by audiences.
Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. The Seg-El name is both a nod to Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and a reference to John Byrne’s 1980s miniseries, “The World of Krypton.” Cameron Cuffe is set to play Seg-El along with Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod.
Based on DC characters, Krypton is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy). Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead) will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
Krypton is set to return in 2019.