At least that's the rumor...
Between the rumors of a Watchmen graphic novel sequel and the hint of DC Entertainment's upcoming big announcement, it is only logical that we wonder whether the possible Watchmen sequel would be a film version. If you're like me, then you are probably muttering the words "please...don't...no."
Apparently, the original Watchmen contract with Fox indicated that initially, there had been plans for a sequel to the first film as well as an animated TV spinoff. Really? An animated TV spinoff of an R-rated superhero film that deals with really dense issues. Were they serious? However, the un-official word is that fans of the Watchmen won't have to worry--a sequel to the film is unlikely. At least for now.
This is not the first time that a sequel to the 'Watchmen' has been brought up as a possible reality, much to the dismay of director Zack Snyder and actor Patrick Wilson ( Nite Owl).
Everyone's now speculating about a sequel to Zach Snyder's underperforming Watchmen movie from Warner Bros/20th Century Fox/Paramount, especially because there's contract language for that possibility. (No matter how impossible storywise.) But a well-placed insider tells me: "There is no truth to anything related to a movie sequel. Not a chance by a longshot. With regards to the comics, well, I guess anything is possible. I'll keep my opinion to myself as to whether it's a smart idea to do so."
Unless of course, the sequel or prequel was based on a sequel written by Alan Moore.
"It's all been talked about," laughed Wilson. "Financially, they like to do that. But all of us, [director] Zack [Snyder] included, all go, 'How on Earth could you do a sequel or prequel?'"
Even if you were not crazy about the 'Watchmen' film, you have to admit that it was good of the studio to choose a director that appreciated Alan Moore's vision, which you could obviously tell based on an interview with Snyder with the New York Times from last year.
Do you guys want to see a sequel to the Watchmen? What about a graphic novel? Do you think it would be a big seller, or do you feel that it would be an insult to Moore as well as fans of the book?
Listen, they own the rights. If they wanted to go and hire some guy to make them a sequel to “Watchmen,” I don’t know that they would get any of those actors to do it, and I know that I wouldn’t have anything to do with it. But they own it. They can do whatever they want. They can make a movie – I’ve spoiled it, I think, a little bit. Do you leave that film going, “Man, I wonder what the next chapter is?”