Looks like director Guy Ritchie will not be directing DC comic adaptation Lobo now. Why? Because his Sherlock Holmes has been such a massive success, Warner Bros has fast-tracked a sequel, and that has now become Ritchie's priority.
Speaking in The LA Times , Holmes and Lobo producer Joel Silver says, "I don't think [Ritchie's] going to do Lobo now. The studio wants us and Guy to focus on making another Sherlock Holmes, so I think we're going to be doing that. But we're seeing what happens with this. Everybody is analysing everything. It's all kind of happening right now as we talk. Sherlock is sitting at just about $400 million in worldwide gross and showing itself to be pretty effective and pretty strong. So we're trying to see if we can do something quickly with another Sherlock Holmes movie. We have some ideas and some good story points. Downey loves the experience of playing Sherlock and would love to play him again, and I'd love to see him play it again. Jude and all of them will be back and it will be great."
So what does this mean for Lobo? "I would guess a dfferent director," says Silver, suggesting the project will not be put on hold.