Tommy Boy. It looks like the comic book adaptation, Lobo, took a hit today. Guy Ritchie was slated to direct the film, but has opted out in order to start on the sequel to Sherlock Holmes. 'Sherlock' did so well at the theaters, and continues to, that the studio, producers and Ritchie himself are eager to get started on the sequel.
A few weeks ago we mentioned that Robert Downey Jr. was leaving another comic book adaptation, Cowboys & Aliens, in order to get started on 'Sherlock' 2. So the news of Ritchie following suite, is not a HUGE surprise. Does it make me sad? Yes. Will I still see Lobo with another director? Yes. The comic book is great and has so much potential on the big screen. We'll have to wait and see who the studio elects to direct the picture. But we'll let you know when it happens.