The Main Man is here, and he’s looking... well, he’s certainly looking like a rough and ready take on DC’s wisecracking interstellar bounty hunter.
Yesterday we learned that Syfy has cast Emmett J. Scanlan — already known to DC TV fans as the onetime Detective Corrigan on NBC’s Constantine show — as the galaxy’s favourite cosmic badarse for the next season of Krypton.
The announcement didn’t reveal just what version of Lobo the show is going to give us — wild-antihero or serious villain? — and while we still don’t know which way the Czarnian cookie is going to crumble, we know at least this: He’s going to look relatively comics faithful. Here’s the full picture, as well as a new description of the character:
A ruthless bounty hunter, who murdered his entire species, he possesses a genius level intellect when it comes to matters of warfare, making him a deadly adversary. Imbued with superhuman strength, and virtually immortal, Lobo will keep coming until the job is finished. His word is the only thing Lobo holds sacred; and although he’ll never violate the letter of an agreement, he might disregard its spirit from time to time
Well, faithful on a TV budget. It honestly isn’t too shabby, even if “shabby” is actually something that can apply to Lobo’s typically grungy aesthetic in the first place.
The hair’s a little less wild and a little more tied back (but even then, still plenty messy), and the low-hanging skull, which presumably replicates a similar motif in some classic Lobo designs, just sort of looks more like a lewd skull cup than anything else, but hey — at a glance, it’s Lobo.
And you’ll be able to get more glances when he shows up on Krypton’s second season next year.