So the stage is set, there is technically a world in the DC Multiverse that has elements from the Watchmen Universe. If this does happen, Moore and Gibbons have to be offered the work first, but if they refuse, then it seems DC has the right to hire whomever they please. Hopefully, with a major world such as the Watchmen U, they'd put their cream of the crop on the book.
In the wake of the movie, Watchmen became DC’s best selling comic book of all time. One might say partly because it had remained undiluted after all this time.
But there were moves. A Wizard splash showing DC’s Countdown multiverse had Rorschach as one of the combatants and it was rumoured one of the universes in the DC 52 Multiverse was intended to be the Watchmen world. Instead, Earth 4 became a world inspired by elements of Watchmen and the Charlton Heroes universe but with other aspects such as the laws of physics being altered.
So, this has happened before with Moore's work. He didn't want to continue, and other people picked up the slack. There seems to be a good chance we will see a Watchmen sequel, one sadly without Moore who doesn't seem to want to work with DC anymore. So what could this new project entail? Will we get a prequel, or a whole new story that takes place after the first book ends? (No Rorschach then) There are plenty of possibilities, and I'm sure many of you, like myself, are pretty skeptical about this endeavor.
Both Jim Baike, Rich Veitch and Gene Ha/Zander Cannon are artists who have taken on writing chores on books previously written by Alan Moore, to continue the storyline. The most creatively-acceptable solution would be Dave Gibbons writing and drawing new Watchmen titles. But DiDio’s plans seem much larger than just one book.
~ Mat Elfring (InferiorEgo) is a comedian, teacher, comic store employee, comic book writer, and not enthused about Watchmen 2. ~