It still hasn’t quite sunk in for me that Guy Ritchie’s next project will be a Lobo movie, but this week we have our first casting rumour for the lead role, which if nothing else, serves as a reminder that this is actually happening (eventually). The actor who is reportedly being considered for Lobo is a bit of a surprise though, as it’s someone that not many people will recognize by name alone. According to Comics2Film at Mania.com, the person that keeps coming up in discussions is character and voice actor Clancy Brown.
Who is Clancy Brown? Well, some will know him as The Krugan in Highlander or Kelvin on Lost, but for me his most memorable role to date has been as the menacing Brother Justin on HBO’s Carnivale. He also does a ton of voice acting, including Lex Luthor in Justice League. Although Brown may not have all the physical characteristics of a wrestler, he does have an imposing presence on screen and a booming voice. Considering that Lobo’s look will probably be a combination of costume, make-up and CG (much like Hellboy), he could be an ideal choice. I just think it’s awesome that they’d consider him for a lead role in a comic book movie. Going with lesser known (and less expensive) actors seems to be a popular route for comic book movie casting lately, and in general I think it’s good news. Can you see Clancy Brown as Lobo? Is there someone better suited for the role?