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?
Reader Feedback - 16 Comments
Perfect! Every time I hear 'Im your Boogieman' by Kc and the Sunshine band, I keep remembering him in Watchmen
mandarin on Sep 14, 2009
Id be all over a Lobo movie starring Jefrey Dean Morgan especially with it directed by Guy Ritchie.
BeAr on Sep 14, 2009
He looks like a chubby Robert Downy Jr.
Zega on Sep 14, 2009
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.
one on Sep 14, 2009
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.
Da Man on Sep 14, 2009
bracomadar on Sep 14, 2009
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.
Tra la la la la di da on Sep 14, 2009
PERFECT casting as Powers Booth - speaks and resembles him!
Dan on Sep 14, 2009
@ 3. he's always reminded me more of Javier Bardem
erik on Sep 14, 2009
he would do great as Lobo!
tankmaster on Sep 14, 2009
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.
Andrew 3000 on Sep 14, 2009
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.
The One on Sep 15, 2009
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".
Stevo on Sep 15, 2009
That casting choice is too obvious. He's already played The Comedian who is too similar too Lobo.
SlashBeast on Sep 15, 2009
Hope they make this a hard R for lots of blood and guts...this could surpass the first in so many ways.
Cody on Sep 15, 2009
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is PERFECT for Lobo and here's why: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/AnnwnShamansLair/news/?a=10185
Shaman on Sep 21, 2009
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