SUPERGIRL: WOMAN OF TOMORROW Rumored To Be Eyeing Jason Momoa For Role - Will Lobo Make His DCU Debut?

SUPERGIRL: WOMAN OF TOMORROW Rumored To Be Eyeing Jason Momoa For Role - Will Lobo Make His DCU Debut?

A new rumor is claiming that DC Studios is interested in bringing Jason Momoa on board for Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, leading to speculation that Lobo might be set to make an appearance...

By MarkCassidy - Jul 05, 2024 10:07 AM EST

With House of the Dragon's Millie Alcock set to play the title role, casting is now underway for the supporting characters in DC Studios' upcoming Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, and a new rumor has led to speculation that Lobo might be set to make his DCU debut in the movie.

According to Daniel Richtman, DC Studios is interested in bringing Jason Momoa on board for an undisclosed role which "sounds a lot like Lobo."

If the Aquaman star has been approached for a part, Lobo would make the most sense, but it's worth keeping in mind that we still don't have official confirmation that the Last Czarnian is the character Momoa was referring to when he indicated that he was planning to leave the King of Atlantis behind and make the jump to the DCU - although several trade reports have suggested that this was the case.

A previous rumor claimed that the project is currently searching for actors to play the villainous Krem of the Yellow hills, Male, 25 to 45; and Kara Zor-El's ally Ruthye Marye Knoll, 13 to 16.

Woman of Tomorrow will be the second DCU movie to release in theaters after James Gunn's Superman. Warner Bros. recently announced that our new Girl of Steel will take flight on June 26, 2026.

Craig Gillespie is set to direct.

This take on Kara Zor-El a said to be a "less earnest and more edgy version of the iconic superheroine" as Gunn looks to move away from "previous depictions of the Girl of Steel, particularly the long-running CBS/CW series fronted by Melissa Benoist."

Gunn recently revealed that he actually had Alcock in mind to play Supergirl since seeing her performance in HBO's Game of Thrones prequel series.

“Milly was the FIRST person I brought up to Peter for this role, well over a year ago, when I had only read the comics," the filmmaker posted to Threads. "I was watching House of the Dragon and thought she might have the edge, grace and authenticity we needed.”

According to a brief synopsis, this story will follow Kara as she "travels across the galaxy to celebrate her 21st birthday with Krypto the Superdog. Along the way, she meets a young woman named Ruthye and winds up on a murderous quest for revenge."

It's worth noting that this is the premise of Tom King's Woman of Tomorrow comic, so the movie might well make a few changes - although the above casting call does suggest that they'll be stocking pretty close to the story.

Actress and playwright Ana Nogueira is currently working on the Woman of Tomorrow script.

Gunn and Peter Safran announced the Supergirl reboot during their studio press day in January of last year, when the "Gods and Monsters" DCU slate was revealed. The project will be at least partially based on King’s acclaimed comic book series of the same name from 2022.

Said Gunn at the time, “In our series we see the difference between Superman who was sent to Earth and raised by loving parents from the time he was an infant, versus Supergirl who was raised on a rock, a chip off Krypton, and watched everyone around her die and be killed in terrible ways for the first 14 years of her life, and then came to Earth when she was a young girl. She’s much more hardcore, she’s not exactly the Supergirl we’re used to seeing.”

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BruceWayng
BruceWayng - 7/5/2024, 10:09 AM
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tylerzero
tylerzero - 7/5/2024, 10:22 AM
@BruceWayng -

No, it's...

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BobbyDrake
BobbyDrake - 7/5/2024, 10:26 AM
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HermanM
HermanM - 7/5/2024, 10:11 AM
Excellent casting. Get him away from Aquaman and cast him as who he was meant to be.
Forthas
Forthas - 7/5/2024, 10:13 AM
Would love to see Jason Mamoa as Lobo...just not in James Gunn's DC universe!
clintthahamster
clintthahamster - 7/5/2024, 10:18 AM
@Forthas - Sorry, dude, but the Gunn era's likely to last at least a decade. Momoa will be pushing 60 by the time he gets a crack at Lobo in a non-Gunn DCU.
Forthas
Forthas - 7/5/2024, 10:33 AM
@clintthahamster - Uhh! I am VERY skeptical it will last two years! Have you seen Warner Brother's stock price...$7.11 at the time of this writing. IT WILL be sold and when that happens (if the buyers are competent) then that should end the reign of incompetence and nepotism from James Gunn.
clintthahamster
clintthahamster - 7/5/2024, 10:52 AM
@Forthas - "that should end the reign of incompetence"

I'd say we could probably wait for a single movie or TV show to be released before declaring incompetency, yeah?

"and nepotism from James Gunn."

Unless you have the same energy for Scorsese, Tarantino, Coppola, Capra, Huston, Hitchcock, Andersons Wes and Paul Thomas, Apatow, Cassavetes, Bergman, or any of the dozens of other directors who've cast either the same actors in multiple movies, or family members, or both, I think it'd be okay to let that part go.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 7/5/2024, 11:00 AM
@Forthas - get help
Forthas
Forthas - 7/5/2024, 11:01 AM
@clintthahamster -

"I'd say we could probably wait for a single movie or TV show to be released before declaring incompetency, yeah?"

You mean like "The Suicide Squad" which bombed at the box office or the "Peacemaker" comedy show?

"Unless you have the same energy for Scorsese, Tarantino, Coppola, Capra, Huston, Hitchcock, Andersons Wes and Paul Thomas, Apatow, Cassavetes, Bergman, or any of the dozens of other directors who've cast either the same actors in multiple movies, or family members, or both, I think it'd be okay to let that part go."

I might have that same energy if they made comic book movies and were the subject of articles on this site which is why I come here. I guess the implication is that if these acclaimed directors do it...it is OK. It is not! And none of them have done it as consistently and blatantly as James Gunn nor are they the heads of a studio where they green light their own film and there is no check on any decsions that are made about a film production.
Forthas
Forthas - 7/5/2024, 11:04 AM
@McMurdo - That is a good idea, I will try to get other people to criticize Gunn. Once they are on board I will have all the help I need!
ScarletJack
ScarletJack - 7/5/2024, 11:19 AM
@Forthas - remember that weird little thing called the pandemic, where no one was going out and doing anything. Yeah, that's when The Suicide Squad came out with a release to streaming the same day....so put a huge asterisk behind "huge flop". Also Peacemaker is probably one of the best things the DCEU has ever put out.
DeadClunge
DeadClunge - 7/5/2024, 11:22 AM
@Forthas - lmao 🤣 that response was hilarious. Sign me up!
clintthahamster
clintthahamster - 7/5/2024, 11:23 AM
@Forthas - The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker were critical successes despite being made under the previous DCEU regime. Even if I thought those were bad (which I don't) I'd say he's due a mulligan.

"none of them have done it as consistently and blatantly as James Gunn nor are they the heads of a studio where they green light their own film and there is no check on any decsions that are made about a film production."

Spielberg owns Amblin Entertainment, a film production company, and was a cofounder of Dreamworks. Coppola runs American Zoetrope, a production company that has produced all of his movies for the last 25 years. Cassavetes self-produced all of the movies that he directed, and had complete creative control. But even those that don't head up a studio or production company are rarely challenged on casting decisions. It's art, and the artists can choose whichever tools they want to use.

As for being blatant and consistent . . . I mean, yeah, because that's how he likes to work, and, crucially, there's never been anything wrong with it. It's a practice literally as old as cinema. I get that you personally find it deeply objectionable, and I'm not saying that's not valid. I'm just saying that, if that's the case, I have bad news about almost every film and television show ever made.
Forthas
Forthas - 7/5/2024, 11:25 AM
@ScarletJack - The little problem with your excuse is that OTHER films opened during the Pandemic under the same circumstances including Dune, Black Widow, and Godzilla V Kong and ALL of them made way more than $200 Million (closer to $400 million) Suicide Sqaud did not crack $200 million even though it was already a known franchise based on the financial success of the first one. So what is the excuse?
Forthas
Forthas - 7/5/2024, 11:26 AM
@DeadClunge - You are signed!!! Thanks my friend!!!
roboticJohnson
roboticJohnson - 7/5/2024, 11:40 AM
@Forthas - you have to take into consideration the rating. The suicide squad was the second highest grossing r rated movie of 2021, third if we don't consider only the american movies. R rated movies usually don't perform as well as pg13 movies at the box office, that's a pretty well known fact
Forthas
Forthas - 7/5/2024, 11:42 AM
@clintthahamster - Very well argued! Thanks for not being a D#CK about it! I will say this. We have a body of work from Gunn. We kind of know what to expect. It is like if you have a basketball player that for years has shown they can't hit free throws. Sure they could change and improve their freethrow shooting but at that point there is an established pattern and we are well within are rights to assume that will continue until we have been proven otherwise. So from my point of view the serious films that dealt with DC heroes have a MUCH better critical and box office record than the ones that lean into excessive fantasy, comedy or in the case of Zack Snyder morbidity. Why then does Warner Brothers hire someone who body of work is the exact opposit of that? It is perplexing then they make him the head of the studio and he hires himself as the director and writer of various projects, hires his brother for THREE roles and his wife for a prominent role. That is a bit excessive even if we allow for some artistic liscense to work with people they are familiar with. Now EVERY member of the Guardians of the Galaxy is now rumored to be linked to the DC universe. Why should me or anyone else believe that Gunn is hiring the best person for the role as opposed to a giveawy to his friends an family. just because he can do that it does not mean he should.
Forthas
Forthas - 7/5/2024, 11:51 AM
@roboticJohnson - When it comes to ratings, I disgaree with a lot of them so I am starting to ignore them. They are so uneven and are starting to make no sense. For example Thor Love and Thunder and Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) are certified fresh. I don't care what the reviews say these films are garbage. As far as it being R rated, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) did better at the box office than The Suicide Squad, but it is a fair point!
TheRogue
TheRogue - 7/5/2024, 12:03 PM
@clintthahamster - Or it fails in one movie and thats it. But I hope youre right.
clintthahamster
clintthahamster - 7/5/2024, 12:12 PM
@Forthas - "Why should me or anyone else believe that Gunn is hiring the best person for the role as opposed to a giveawy to his friends an family."

I guess I would take issue with the idea that Gunn isn't hiring the best person for the job. Like, I've been playing music with mostly the same people for decades, and the same drummer since the early-90s. He's not the best drummer in town, and I'm certainly not the best bass player, but he and I have a lot of experience together, and a considerable creative shorthand, so anytime I start on a new project, he's my "first call." I don't know that I'd call that nepotism or cronyism (though we're also not making millions of dollars–or any money, really–from our art, so there's certainly a distinction there.)
roboticJohnson
roboticJohnson - 7/5/2024, 12:12 PM
@Forthas - sorry, I wasn't that clear, when I said rating I only meant the r rating which limited it only to adults, not the critics' score on rotten tomatoes or stuff like that. And yes, the conjuring 3 is in fact the highest grossing r rated movie of 2021 (second if we include non american movies). That being said, the conjuring 3 grossed 37,7 million dollars more than the suicide squad, which I hope you'll agree with me, isn't that much of a difference when it comes to box office numbers
roboticJohnson
roboticJohnson - 7/5/2024, 12:18 PM
@roboticJohnson - that's to say, when judging the suicide squad box office, one has to consider the pandemic, the same day digital/theatrical release, and the r rating, all things that go against a successful box office haul. And despite that, it came out as a close second against other american movies in the same conditions
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 7/5/2024, 1:11 PM
@Forthas - no better place to put him sir......
Forthas
Forthas - 7/5/2024, 1:18 PM
@lazlodaytona - Oh great! Can't wait for the opening dance number in Superman...or maybe that is how he defeats whichever enemy he is facing

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"Its a dance off, bro!
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 7/5/2024, 1:28 PM
@Forthas - well, at least it's a lot less violent to the norm.
HulkisHoly
HulkisHoly - 7/5/2024, 1:58 PM
@clintthahamster -

Dude, you’re wasting your time with Forthas. He’ll still be commissioning a continuation of the Baleverse even when Bale is 80 and Cavill is 60 and Nolan is dead.
RegularPoochie
RegularPoochie - 7/5/2024, 3:52 PM
@Forthas - He actually fits in Gunns universe, Lobo is a stupid in his own right meathead, lmfao.
Forthas
Forthas - 7/5/2024, 5:38 PM
@RegularPoochie - You are right...BUT...I would have played him less comedic and more menacing.
RegularPoochie
RegularPoochie - 7/6/2024, 12:07 PM
@Forthas - true, but if done right they can use both, he's bust menacing af, but not that smart overall and he's best at what he does.
DocSpock
DocSpock - 7/5/2024, 10:15 AM

I don't know what to make of this movie.

I am optimistic about Superman, but this could be way better or way worse than that. He can practically do anything with this character.

I do think bringing in Momoa is a bad idea. He got a ton of exposure in the SnyderVerse DCFU with a total of about 1.5 billion dollars in box office combined for the 2 movies.

Leave him in the WB dumpster with the Black Aadam rock.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 7/5/2024, 1:19 PM
@DocSpock - First, I agree with your take on Supes. I'm a bit optimistic that this Superman will serve justice to the older films and tv shows while also serving justice to the current stuff.

But, seeing Lobo get his ass kicked by Supergirl would be epic!
BobbyDrake
BobbyDrake - 7/5/2024, 10:15 AM
Would love to see Jason Mamoa as Lobo in James Gunn's DC universe!!!
BeNice123
BeNice123 - 7/5/2024, 10:34 AM
Would love to see him as lobo he was meant to play the character. But the Person in control of everything DC would not do justice for the character or the actor. James Gunn is not the answer. Still optimistic about his movies.
Superspecialawesomeguy
Superspecialawesomeguy - 7/5/2024, 10:38 AM
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Although tbh I don't see Supergirl beating Lobo lol.

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