Syfy's Krypton was billed as a prequel to Superman's story, a story many believed would be about a dying planet and not a thriving one. The truth was nearly the exact opposite, as the show has striven to tell a story in the DC multiverse that goes in a variety of directions and introduces live action characters to the small screen we may never have seen before. During the 2018 Comic-Con panel for Krypton, executive producer Cameron Welsh revealed some telling details about Season 2, including the fact that no character is safe while Doomsday is around. Perhaps more importantly, however, we learned that Lobo will be making his live action debut, courtesy of Krypton.
The reveal was made via the above image posted onscreen, and there was a collective gasp as people saw the initial Lobo reveal. The Main Man is definitely joining an already all-star cast of comics characters, and Cameron Welsh also teased a little bit about what to expect from the character and who he will definitely be interacting with in the new season.
This is the first time we're bringing this live action character to the screen. He is a bounty hunter, he's an alien. And I think you'll be [excited.] He will encounter Seg at first. They'll be hanging out.
It's not a lot to go off of, but the reveal was definitive. Lobo is coming to Krypton Season 2, and the Syfy series will be beating Michael Bay to the punch. We learned back in February that the Transformers director was in talks to do a live action Lobo movie for DC. From what we know about the movie universe, there are a slew of potential film projects in the works, but even if Michael Bay's project moves forward, the Syfy series will get there first.
It was a big day for Season 2 reveals for Krypton, as series lead Cameron Cuffe also mentioned another thing that the Syfy show will be touching on in the coming episodes.
One of the things we'll be playing a little with is the legend of Nightwing and Flamebird.
Krypton exists in a pretty fun bubble that allows DC's multiverse to really extrapolate out and flex its muscles. When the project was first announced, it was the very specific Superman connection that fans were most excited about. We even used it in the title of our review, but as the show has found its own voice, that subject has come up less and less. DC Entertainment's VP of Creative Affairs Dan Evans talked about that a bit during the SDCC panel today...
The great thing about watching this show is you get in an episode or two and stop caring whether or not Superman will show up.