Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins Red Dawn, Eyes Lobo Project
by Ethan Anderton
September 14, 2009
When Watchmen was released back in March, Jeffrey Dean Morgan definitely made a splash as the dark, ironically named anti-hero, The Comedian. After Hollywood saw that he was more than just another guy on "Grey's Anatomy," the offers started pouring in, and he's a pretty busy man. Though he just wrapped filming on the Vertigo comic book adaptation of The Losers, Variety reports that he's already in final negotiations to join the cast of the Red Dawn remake for MGM that Dan Bradley is directing this fall. But apparently Morgan's also interested in another recently announced comic book film adaptation on that's the horizon.
SuperHero Hype caught up with the actor on the set of The Losers in Puerto Rico where he expressed a bit more than a fleeting interest in the recently announced Guy Ritchie adaptation of Lobo, another DC Comics property. Regarding his potential casting, he said: "That would be cool. I don't think that I'm as big as Lobo is, but if you could, like, transplant Mickey Rourke's body on my head, that would be just great." While I don't think the technology exists, it looks like Morgan's got the right connections. Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman both have their hands in Losers and Lobo, so Morgan says "I'll be elbowing somebody soon."
Meanwhile, he'll just have to keep busy with his role in Red Dawn. Morgan told the guys at ComingSoon: "I guess I'm more or less the old Powers Boothe character. There's all the kids and Powers Boothe is the pilot that lands in the film and kind of helps them take down the bad guys. Blow communism away." Sounds like it'll be a blast (no pun intended). Also a part of the Red Dawn cast are: Chris Hemsworth, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas. We'll be keeping an eye on both these projects in the meantime, and will let you know if Morgan's elbowing gets him into Lobo. Do you want to see more Jeffrey Dean Morgan?