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

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James Gunn just dropped a huge bombshell on DC fans as he posted a picture of the intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo upon joining a new social media platform following his departure from Twitter which is now under the complete control of the SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk.

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James Gunn joins Mastodon after quitting Twitter

The post might not have been that big of a deal had the DC star Jason Momoa not teased fans about a dream project of his just recently. But he did. And the Peacemaker director just happened to put up a Lobo picture? Coincidence much? Maybe not.

Fans are especially convinced that this is all a very elaborate way of hinting towards Jason Momoa taking over the character of Lobo in the future, given how James Gunn has already revealed that DC is working on something grand.


Did James Gunn hint at the possibility of Jason Momoa playing Lobo?

Ever since the business magnate Elon Musk bought ownership of Twitter, multiple celebrities were seen migrating to different social media sites, indicating their disapproval of the whole situation. While Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds shifted to Tumblr, the new co-CEO of DC Studios, James Gunn, has joined the social network of Mastodon, announcing his arrival in the most epic way possible, by posting a photo of the alien from Czarnia, Lobo, from the comics.

What’s worth noting, is that in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Jason Momoa revealed his excitement with regard to a dream project that will soon turn to reality now that Gunn along with Safran has taken over the superhero franchise.

Related: “One of my dreams come true will be happening”: Jason Momoa Confirms More Epic Aquaman Stories Under James Gunn, Can Barely Keep Calm After Henry Cavill Returns

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Jason Momoa in Aquaman

“I think with Peter Safran and Mr. Gunn at the helm now of DC, I am very excited about that. There is a lot of cool things going to be coming up. One of my dreams come true will be happening under their watch. So stay tuned.”

While he didn’t clarify as to what the project might be about, he did post a video wherein he mentioned receiving “the greatest news of his life” on the very same day. And fans believe that Gunn’s recent Lobo post might just be related to Momoa’s secret project.

Can Jason Momoa play Aquaman as well as Lobo?

Although there hasn’t been any official word about the Braven actor taking over the role of the interstellar mercenary, it does seem like a solid possibility, especially considering the fact that Gunn tweeted about expanding the DCU into a whole “new universe,” claiming that fans were in for an monumental surprise with “Biggest Story Ever Told” in the works “across multiple films, television shows, & animated projects.” Of course, that was before he left the platform, but that doesn’t change anything.

Related: “We’re listening and open to everything”: James Gunn Seemingly Shuts Down Suicide Squad Ayer Cut Officially, Reveals He’s Focused More on New Stories For the DCU

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Rumors claim Jason Momoa might just become DCU’s Lobo

Sure, Momoa is already portraying the superhero character of Aquaman and has done a film of the same name with a sequel in the works as well. But with the way things are changing in DC and keeping in mind the crumbs that Gunn has been dropping, anything could be possible, even Momoa coming to the screen as Lobo.

Take a look at what DC fans have to say about the whole thing:


People seem to be fully convinced that Conan the Barbarian star is next in line to play Lobo after Emmett J Scanlan who depicted the character the second season of SyFy’s Krypton, but failed to impress the audience. What’s more is Momoa has mentioned being interested in the character since quite a long time now. So, maybe he really is getting his dream role.


Related: ‘Purest of souls, born to play Superman’: Henry Cavill Tagged Literally Every Marvel-DC Superhero Actor on National Superhero Day – Only Jason Momoa Responded


While fans continue are anticipating Gunn to introduce Lobo’s character through Jason Momoa, the latter already has a major project ahead of him with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom scheduled to release on December 25, 2023. But who knows, Gunn might even turn out to be extremely generous and let the actor play two characters or reboot the Aquaman franchise, as fans seem to speculate.

Either way, this could be a huge win for DC.

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