Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins Red Dawn, Eyes Lobo Project

September 14, 2009

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

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?

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  • mandarin
    Perfect! Every time I hear 'Im your Boogieman' by Kc and the Sunshine band, I keep remembering him in Watchmen
  • BeAr
    Id be all over a Lobo movie starring Jefrey Dean Morgan especially with it directed by Guy Ritchie.
  • Zega
    He looks like a chubby Robert Downy Jr.
  • one
    hahaha...#3..yeah he does. I think he is a pretty solid actor. I'd like to see him and Richie get together and make a good film.
  • Da Man
    Effin A number 1. that song's awesome and I think of Jeffrey Dean Morgan jumping in slow motion whenever I hear it. This is cool, i'd love to see him as Lobo. I'm psyched for this.
  • bracomadar
  • Tra la la la la di da
    This guy is so awesome. I'll watch it, no matter what. He's definitely my new favorite actor. First time I saw him in Supernatural then Grey's, this guy was just awesome.
  • Dan
    PERFECT casting as Powers Booth - speaks and resembles him!
  • @ 3. he's always reminded me more of Javier Bardem
  • tankmaster
    he would do great as Lobo!
  • Andrew 3000
    Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Lobo is kind of uncanny, actually. Can't believe I never thought of that... welp, now I've got MY frontrunner.
  • The One
    Lobo, the Comedian, has a lot of the same characteristics. Morgan was great as the Comedian so he'll be just as great if he gets cast as Lobo. Good choice.
  • Stevo
    I was actually expecting to hear that he was casted as one of the bad guys in Red Dawn. He almost has a latino or spanish look to him and I figured he'd be the mexican colonel or whatever who is in charge of the invasion. The one who isn't all about the "re-education" camps and the killing civilians, or even invading America in the first place, but considers himself a freedom fighter who was fighting to make his own country a little better. I actually really liked that part of the original movie because it gave the "commie's" a little bit of an actual human side, other than everyone else who seemed to be just badly written general "evil".
  • SlashBeast
    That casting choice is too obvious. He's already played The Comedian who is too similar too Lobo.
  • Cody
    Hope they make this a hard R for lots of blood and guts...this could surpass the first in so many ways.
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan is PERFECT for Lobo and here's why:




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