DC fans have been eating well these past few days. With the DC Universe streaming service now in full gear and many announcements coming from New York Comic-Con, there might be too much news to keep up with. Here is something to make sure one keeps on their radar. Earlier in the year producers of DC and SyFy’s Krypton confirmed that the fan favorite cosmic anti-hero Lobo will be appearing in season 2. The official announcement has been now given in this very busy week that Emmet J. Scanlan will be playing the part. Not only that, but one can get a first official look at him in costume.
Many fans know that Lobo has often been portrayed as both a villain and an anti-hero. The casting announcement did come with a character description, but it looks like the show is still leaving it vague as to what his role will be. The statement reads below:
A ruthless bounty hunter who murdered his entire species, and who 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.
The description is pretty much comic accurate so that should not disappoint anyone. One can get an official first look below. Surprisingly for a TV show, the costume is as comic accurate as it can be with the budget at hand.
Scanlan is probably best known for his role on the long-running British soap opera Hollyoaks. However, he has dipped his feet into the comic book genre before with roles in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and NBC’s Constantine. In the latter, he played Jim Corrigan who would have eventually been the host to The Spectre had the show not been canceled. Krypton’s next season is shaping up to be his second shot in the comic book spotlight.
The costume looks the best it can be for a TV show. Criticize it all you want, but practical effects always tend to look cleaner than CGI. One should be happy that Lobo is not going to feature fake CGI muscles ( as far as we know for the most part). How do you feel about Scanlan’s casting in Krypton? Do you like the look? Let us know on our social media and stay tuned for more updates on DC and SyFy’s next season of Krypton!
Source: DC and Syfy