Momoa : Lobo vs Aquaman?
When it was announced that Jason Momoa would be playing Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe, fans were thrilled. With his imposing physical presence and rugged good looks, Momoa seemed like the perfect fit for the King of Atlantis. And while he did a great job in the role, there’s another DC character that he would be even better suited for: Lobo.
Lobo is a character who was created in the 1980s as a parody of the hyper-violent antiheroes that were popular in comics at the time. He’s an interstellar bounty hunter with a wicked sense of humor, a love of heavy metal music, and a talent for causing chaos wherever he goes. He’s also incredibly powerful and virtually indestructible, which makes him a force to be reckoned with.
So why would Jason Momoa make a better Lobo than Aquaman? For one thing, he’s got the right look. Lobo is typically depicted as a hulking brute with wild, spiky hair and a devil-may-care attitude. Momoa already has the physique to pull off the character, and he could easily rock the character’s signature leather vest and skull belt.
But it’s not just about looks. Momoa has already proven that he can play a character who is both tough and charismatic. In his breakout role as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones, he played a warlord who was feared and respected by his followers, but also had a tender side. He brought that same mix of ferocity and charm to his portrayal of Aquaman, and there’s no doubt that he could do the same for Lobo.
Another factor that makes Momoa a great fit for Lobo is his love of heavy metal music. In interviews, he’s often talked about his fondness for bands like Metallica and Slayer, and he’s even played guitar in his spare time. Lobo is also a fan of metal, and has been known to reference bands like Megadeth and Guns N’ Roses in the comics. It’s not hard to imagine Momoa belting out a metal ballad as Lobo, or using his love of the genre to inform the character’s attitude and mannerisms.
Finally, there’s the fact that Lobo is simply a more interesting character than Aquaman. While Aquaman is certainly a classic hero with his own unique powers and challenges, he’s not necessarily the most dynamic character in the DC universe. Lobo, on the other hand, is a wild card who can show up in any story and shake things up. He’s unpredictable, irreverent, and just plain fun to watch.
All of these factors combine to make Jason Momoa a perfect fit for Lobo. While his portrayal of Aquaman was certainly impressive, it’s clear that his talents would be even better suited to playing the interstellar bounty hunter. Here’s hoping that the powers that be at DC will take notice and give us the Lobo movie we’ve been waiting for, with Momoa in the title role.
Maybe even a Superman VS Lobo scene, now that is asking for too much 🙂