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He Who Devours Your Entrails And Thoroughly Enjoys It

By TK Burton | Industry | September 3, 2009 |

By TK Burton | Industry | September 3, 2009 |

Well, DC didn’t take long to respond to Marvel hogging all of this week’s comic book news. Apparently, once he’s done with the very intriguing-looking Robert Downey Jr./Jude Law version of Sherlocke Holmes, Guy Ritchie is set to direct Lobo for Warner Brothers. Lobo’s a giant, white-skinned, cigar-chomping lunatic with skull-kneepads (!), a fondness for ridiculous firepower, a weird knifey-chainy thing (what is that thing called again? I forget), a seriously negative attitude and an taste for booze and sarcasm.. He’s an interstellar bounty hunter who has a penchant for the ultra violence. He also travels on a pretty sweet space-travel-enabled motorcycle. Yes, he is a totally ridiculous character.

He’s been a fan favorite since his first appearance in 1983, and he’s gone through several iterations. He’s a little infuriating — sometimes the character is completely idiotic, annoying, and everything that make comic books sucky. But man — when the writing is on, it is fucking on. The script’s been floating around for a while and has received less-than-stellar reviews, but who knows what will happen by the time filming starts,

Let’s just hope it’s Snatch Guy Ritchie, not Swept Away Guy Ritchie. I can tell you this though — if it doesn’t get an R rating, then fuck it. Just ignore it altogether.

(h/t to SlashFilm)

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