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‘If Gemma Chan can play 2 characters in MCU, so can Jason Momoa’: DC Fans Brand Marvel Fans as ‘Hypocrites’ For Calling Out Jason Momoa’s Rumored Lobo Casting

'If Gemma Chan can play 2 characters in MCU, so can Jason Momoa': DC Fans Brand Marvel Fans as 'Hypocrites' For Calling Out Jason Momoa's Rumored Lobo Casting

Jason Momoa’s recent DC Universe statements, combined with a cryptic post from James Gunn, have stoked speculation that the Aquaman actor might also be portraying Lobo. Jason Momoa is teasing a potential new approach for him at DC Studios ahead of the 2023 release of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

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Not long later, James Gunn revealed a Lobo tease on his new social media account. The Aquaman actor expressed his delight for James Gunn and Peter Safran taking over the Warner Bros. Discovery DC Films branch and unveiling a very special upcoming project.

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Marvel Fans callout Jason Momoa’s Lobo casting rumors

While James Gunn has yet to make any more announcements, the prevailing opinion is that Momoa is certainly engaged with the Lobo character, either for a TV program or a film. The main question, though, is whether he can genuinely portray the famed DC bounty hunter. 

Jason Momoa Rumored Lobo Project
Jason Momoa Rumored Lobo Project

The Justice League star is already portraying Aquaman, a.k.a. one of the founding members of the Justice League, so the DCU dream he’s been discussing is unlikely to be about Lobo. The amazing thing about Warner Bros. in recent years has been that they have begun releasing different continuities outside of the DCU, as seen with The Batman and Joker properties.

As much as the DC fans are excited to see Jason Momoa as Lobo, one section of the population, particularly the marvel fans, aren’t excited with this news. However, the fans have started calling the Marvel fans ‘hypocrites’ as Gemma Chan is known for playing two roles in the MCU and no one raised their voices then.

With that in mind, it was thrilling to witness such a talented actor make her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Minn-Erva in the 2019 picture Captain Marvel. The Kree warrior has a long comic history dating back to 1977, therefore longtime fans of both Chan and the character were unhappy to see that Minn-Erva was only a minor supporting character in Captain Marvel.

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When Minn-Erva was killed off-screen in that film as well, many feared it was the end of not just the character, but also Gemma Chan’s time in the MCU. However, as fans are now aware, Chan now plays Sersi in the Marvel film Eternals and has a possible future in the upcoming phases of the MCU.

Jason Momoa’s favorite comic book character is Lobo

Among the popular superheroes who are actually mass murderers.
Rumors claim Jason Momoa might just become DCU’s Lobo

While Jason Momoa refused to answer directly the speculations of his Lobo castings, he did state that Lobo has always been his favorite comic book character. Lobo is one of the most popular characters in the DC Universe, with the strength of Superman and the attitude of Wolverine.

Lobo comes from the planet Czarnia. He, like Superman, is the sole survivor of that long-dead world. The twist is that Lobo is the last Czarnian alive since he slaughtered everyone else. His name translates to “one who devours your entrails and fully enjoys it” in Czarnian tradition. He’s really simply living up to his name. Lobo has earned a reputation as one of the most vicious bounty hunters in the known universe, but he has a heart of gold, even if he cares far more about his beloved space dolphins than actual people.

Also Read: James Gunn Might Have Slyly Revealed Jason Momoa’s Dream Project of Playing Lobo in the DCU Despite the Actor Already Portraying Aquaman

Given that the DCU has its own separate universe, such as Joker and The Batman, it’s not impossible for Momoa to portray Lobo in a solo film, while already playing Aquaman. In truth, a Lobo film was in the works for years, with Michael Bay attached to direct. It’s unknown whether Bay is still involved with that, or whether a new version of the Lobo project is in the works.

Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is scheduled to release on December 25, 2023.

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Written by Rishav Deb Roy

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