Jeffrey Dean Morgan is starting to get drunk with comic book power. The actor already starred as The Comedian in this year’s Watchmen, he’s currently shooting a role in The Losers, and now he wants in on Guy Ritchie‘s Lobo? According to Superherohype, the actor is interested in playing the lead role in the recently announced Warner Bros production. Has he been bitten by the same bug as Ryan Reynolds? How many superheroes can he play?
According to Morgan,”They’re making ‘Lobo’ right now,” offered JDM, “That would be cool. ‘Lobo’ would be very cool. I don’t think that I’m as big as Lobo is, but if you could, like, transplant Mickey Rourke’s body on my head, that would be just great.”
With this type of interest being thrown around, the actor knows people might begin to think he’s obsessed with comic based material.
“You’re always looking for material that’s kind of smart and fun and this seems to be where it is right now,” says the actor in regards to his interest in so many comic book properties, “The studios are really gravitating towards it, more than I’ve ever seen them gravitate towards anything in a long time. Comic books are really the thing right now and I don’t see that going away for at least the next couple of years.”
We’re still waiting on some new info regarding his live action adaptation of The Losers, which is based on the DC/Vertigo comic of the same name. We’ll have more info on that project as it becomes available. Isn’t there a cardinal rule about playing various superhero characters, or does that only count if their really iconic? For example you couldn’t have Christopher Reeve playing the Green Lantern because we already saw him as Superman.
On another note, the actor has landed a part in the upcoming remake of the eighties cult film, Red Dawn. According to EW, Morgan is in talks to play Lt. Andrew Tanner, a role originated by Powers Boothe. He’ll star alongside Chris Hemsworth and Josh Peck in the film that’s already begun production, while he’s still on the set of The Losers. Somebody is a busy bee and I think it’s Mr. Morgan.
Could Jeffrey Dean Morgan pull off Lobo? What do you think about him joining the Red Dawn reamke?