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Ready For Watchmen 2?
DC Comics prepares the ground

04 February 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Bleeding Cool

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That crackling sound you can hear is Alan Moore setting fire to his beard. Comics news site Bleeding Cool is reporting that, in the wake of Zack Snyder's block-rocking Watchmen movie, DC is thinking the unthinkable. Alan Moore's graphic novel, untouched for twenty years, may finally get the franchise treatment.

The word is that, despite DC's very public falling out with the irascible Moore, head honcho Paul Levitz was always adamant that Watchmen, at least in print form, was not to be messed with. But with Levitz stepping down, Watchmen is now without in-house defenders. And with the movie propelling the book to the status of DC's all-time bestseller, the barbarians are howling at the gates.

Apparently an expanded Watchmen universe is now the pet project of DC's senior vice president Dan Didio, who has visions of a series of comics prequels, sequels and spin-offs, and, of course, further movies. 

It'd be something of a poisoned chalice for any writer or artist that took it on: the only person that could feasibly attempt it without getting the full force of fanboy vilification would be original Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons, who was more amenable to the movie than his writing cohort. But even Gibbons would be on very thin ice.

Maybe you think all this roping off of Watchmen is being a bit precious. Maybe (whisper it) you thought the ending of the movie worked rather better than the ending of the book. Maybe you'd like to see more. Or maybe you'd just like to see Rorschach let loose in the DC offices. Is there anywhere for the story to logically go next? Your thoughts, as always, below...


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nothing is sacred
this is jut so depressing ... the film, whilst not as bad as most super-hero movies, was just a panel-for-panel adaptation of the book ... except for the ending. So this isn't a SEQUEL, but a prequel / reimagining? I've said it once, I'll said it again ... there are NO original ideas left in Hollywood More

Posted by Suverlo at 13:50 on 01 February 2012 | Report This Post

Re: Watchmen Spin-offs
Dunno 'bout anyone else, but I'm really looking forward to Teen Watchmen, Son of Dr Mahattan! and The Further Adventures of Rorschach and Blot the Dog! The possibilities really are endless... More

Posted by chris kilby at 10:00 on 21 October 2011 | Report This Post

COME ON!!!
THIS WAS THE MOST BEST MOVIE OF 2009 I WAS VERY OUTRAGED WHEN IT WASN"T NOMINTAED 4 ANY OSCARS!!!!!! but y a sequel, a prequel would make way more sense, eg the minutemen, but the sequel would just be niteowl, silk spectre ozymandias and dr manhatten with NO ROSCHACH!!! I DEMAND A PREQUEL INSTEAD OF A SEQUEL!!!!!! PREQUEL!!!! PREQUEL!!!! PREQUEL!!!! PREQUEL!!!! More

Posted by 00283466 at 23:42 on 12 February 2010 | Report This Post

Wouldn't even whisper it
Why would anyone prefer the ending of the film to the ending of the book? It is completely at odds with the points that the story is making. Ozymandius forces the world powers to co-operate and become a team by bringing them a new threat which they cannot possibly understand and must unite against. He unleashes something completely nonsensical on the world, something we have no way of comprehending. That forces the world powers to realise how destructive and pointless all their previous conflic More

Posted by salrush at 16:56 on 08 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: watchmen 2
The themes can be updated, but taking the story forward chronologically seems a no-no (too many watchmen dead or departed). The original expressed contemporary fears/politics through a backdrop of alternative history. I believe (just from a spitballing ideas point of view) that taking the story chronologically backwards would be the way to go. And just as leaders espouse the ideas of fighting terror, they once created fear of society being destroyed by 'commies' and went to war against ide More

Posted by jobloffski at 11:43 on 08 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: watchmen 2
People are saying there's no way to move the story forward, but it seems obvious to me- post 9/11 world, Afghanistan, Iraq and all that. I agree it shouldn't be done, though. More

Posted by Sotto Voce at 04:25 on 07 February 2010 | Report This Post

watchmen 2
Why ?? How can you improve on perfection?? forget avatar this was the best film of 2009 hands down More

Posted by pizza monster at 16:46 on 06 February 2010 | Report This Post

Great!!!
I think watchmen 2 is great news. I AM DESPERATE TO SEE these characters again More

Posted by Ghostwhowatchesmen at 09:27 on 06 February 2010 | Report This Post

Typical of Hollywood,not content with remaking every classic film we grew up with they have to dillute the memories we have of strong stand alone originals by making half arsed sequels/prequels. The Watchmen is fine just as it is..leave it alone. Besides the two most interesting characters got killed off (and I'm not gonna spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen yet by saying who!). Hollywood you need some new material. More

Posted by Davey1000 at 02:18 on 06 February 2010 | Report This Post

Mistake
I love Watchmen, I've seen it so many times now. There is no way in the world that anyone can make a sequel to this as we all know that nothing can happen Rorschach - dead Dr. Manhattan - buggered off somewhere Comedian - dead Ozmandias - fuck knows where he went silk spectre and nightowl - together and if we all remember the world goes back to normal cos of Rorschach's journel!! More

Posted by eddofthedead at 19:04 on 05 February 2010 | Report This Post

ZOMFG
It's an interesting universe that has plenty to explore, but leave that to the fanfiction people! Any official sequel/prequel is the worst idea in the history of bad ideas. Except maybe greenlighting the Love Guru. More

Posted by subcircus at 18:45 on 05 February 2010 | Report This Post

NOOOOOOOOOOO
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO A room full of people decide these things. Everyone involved is top of their peers and successful and influential, yet still they come together with such hair-brained ideas! And horribly, they usually go through with it, ignoring the very fans they hope will go and watch it. These fools make me want to eat my teeth!!! More

Posted by Royal Mengistu at 18:30 on 05 February 2010 | Report This Post

Watchmen 2?!
This is the most horrific movie news iv heard about a film since I was told of the plans to remake oldboy. If This is allowed to happen it will alienate the entire original fanbase and turn one of the best graphic novels into everything it stands as a symbol against. The story was perfect and complete, there is not and never will be any need for a sequel or prequel. If DC are stupid enough to go through with this I hope Zack Snyder has the brains to keep his name off this. More

Posted by Mr Jack at 17:17 on 05 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: WATCHMEN 2
L: Rgirvan44 But the sheer fact that they are thinking of going EU with this blows my mind. What is there left to tell? ell, exactly. More

Posted by Dirty Hartigan at 16:41 on 05 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: WATCHMEN 2
Yeah, not a chance of a movie sequel, cause the last one hardly lit up the box office.   But the sheer fact that they are thinking of going EU with this blows my mind. What is there left to tell? More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 16:37 on 05 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: WATCHMEN 2
Nikki Finke atne Hollywoodbunked this story. http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/not-a-chance-of-watch men-film-sequel/ Phew. That was close! More

Posted by Dirty Hartigan at 16:30 on 05 February 2010 | Report This Post

no More

Posted by raymondbros at 16:14 on 05 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: To paraphrase Alan Moore....
No. More good ones. More

Posted by jobloffski at 16:09 on 05 February 2010 | Report This Post

To paraphrase Alan Moore....
does the world need any more shitty sequels? More

Posted by WHTRZ at 16:05 on 05 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Being Honest
Immediate thought: um, can this work? 2 seconds later: I wouldn't mind seeing a film that starts with the Watchmen as total, unalloyed, unconflicted heroes, apart from Rorschach (who is fucked up prior to putting on his mask in the first place. The Watchmen are effectively becoming the 'premier league' of 'masks' and heroes are totally accepted. This is the pre-vietnam period and the self doubt caused by that war to America is not yet part of the 'psyche' of the country Then spinning More

Posted by jobloffski at 14:44 on 05 February 2010 | Report This Post

Being Honest
i just honestly thought the film did the graphic novel no justice at all. The graphic novel is genius, it had me addicted by the first page. ive read it 4-5 times in the past 2 years. But when i watched the film at cinema on the day of its release thinking i was going to witness the only film in history to have a massive squid thing destroy a city i left disappointed. if you make a film based on a graphic novel you do not alter the ending and miss out the story running parallel to watchmen (the More

Posted by beakerthompson at 12:14 on 05 February 2010 | Report This Post

Alan Moore
I'd just like it on record that I have the utmost respect or Alan Moore and his work. In my view, John Constantine is the greatest gift to the comics world ever (word to Warners - don't ever, ever do another JC film unless you stick to the canon. John's from the norhwest of England and is a product of his upbringing as much as his situation - the film wasn't bad but it wasn't John, c'mon, wha..?) Respect the source and you can't go wrong. 'Build it, they will come'. I'm boring myself now.. More

Posted by jmh at 00:47 on 05 February 2010 | Report This Post

watchmen - not
In fact, while we're at it, screw watchmen, let's have Moore's Miracle Man on screen - he'll love that. Well, I would - Johnny Bates lives!! More

Posted by jmh at 00:33 on 05 February 2010 | Report This Post

watchmen cont...
Yes I've had a drink : } More

Posted by jmh at 00:27 on 05 February 2010 | Report This Post

jase
I firdt read Watchmen 20 years ago and found it to be an extraordinary treatise on the superhero genre. I hav enjoyed re-reading it on several occasions since and discovered new levels to it at every reading - like all good fiction, the reader brings something new of himself at every sitting. OK, it's not the greatest sory ever told (and in my view, it's been surpassed many times since it's original publication) but, like much of Moore's work, at the time, it was ahead of it's time. I recent More

Posted by jmh at 00:24 on 05 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: WATCHMEN 2
'm not a Republic serial villain. Do you seriously think I'd explain my master-stroke if there remained the slightest chance of you affecting its outcome? I commisioned n 2-five minutes ago." More

Posted by Dirty Hartigan at 22:04 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

STEP AWAY FROM THE WATCHMEN
Do you hear me DC Comics? STEP AWAY! Just say NO! More

Posted by aviaggio at 21:21 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

nonononononononononononononono, its a classic, and if theres one thing that time tells us, is that thats a bad thing to do! Tho more Rorschach does sound tempting...... but no!! More

Posted by Cloud Wolf at 20:57 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Yawn
I don't care what anyone says, the movie was fine, Alan Moore's comic book (and it is a comic book no matter what pretensions people may have about calling it a "Graphic Novel!!! I'll have you know") was quite good and not much more. I couldn't give a crap if some lazy-arsed, out-of-ideas or too-pussy-to-try-anything-new publisher wants to tack some other bull shit onto it because, you know what, it's not the sacred cow most fan boy twats would have you believe. It's just a comic b More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 20:12 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

The Sad Truth
At the end of the day, devout fans of the comic, myself included, found the Watchmen film to be capable of telling Moore's brilliant story and adept at laying the violence on thick enough to mask any errors. Snyder is clearly a massive fan and the alternate ending while different from the flawless original was none the less inspired and in keeping with the tale. THAT IS WHERE IT SHOULD BE LEFT. However, it won't. The profit the film made at box office and since will be enough to convince the More

Posted by Sooty616 at 20:01 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

oh well
I thought the Watchmen was ground breaking for a comic and even though I read it 20 years later(I had read the Dark Knight Returns at the time), it still had an impact. However, it did not have any themes or ideas which had not already been explored in film or literature(rape, psychosis, nihilism, nuclear holocaust etc). Time magazine can think what it wants but I wouldnt regard it alongside Catch 22 or I, Claudius as a great novel of the 20th century(especially since it isnt technically speakin More

Posted by Kelzu at 19:55 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

I'd rather not
I was hugely disappointed by the film. Long, laboured, and (despite the huge amount of action) rather dull. The prospect of more makes me want to run from the cinemas, screaming and howling, and take solace in my DVD collection. Or just go and watch "Avatar" again at the Imax... More

Posted by cradlefish at 19:35 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Who's watching the makers of Watchmen?
See this is a bad idea the watchmen story is an amazing one i love the comic an i loved the film which was about as close to the comic as it was going to get but it does not need to be made into a franchise just so studio bosses can rake in more cash on the names behalf just because its a comic book story doesnt mean it needs to have countless sequels that will never be able to stand up to the material of the original i bet Alan Moore is having to be sedated right now hearing this news some thin More

Posted by Aaronmantium at 18:01 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

yeh
this is a great idea. I would love 2 c another watchmen film. I think that they should bring Rorsharch back from the dead to get revenge on Dr Manhattan. I can't wait More

Posted by jayesh at 17:53 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

FUCKING MONEY GRABBING NOBJOCKYS!
Watchmen is a classic leave it be pleaseeeeee! the movie was good i enjoyed it (even if it wasnt as good as the novel) but just please leave watchmen alone. Go destroy smin else. Its not going to make any more money cause no1 will buy it and if they do they ought to be castrated. Moore and gibbons made it so bloody leave it alone. I want mr moore to come out of his shell and burn the basturds alive if they even attempt to touch it. More

Posted by RZfilmfan at 17:49 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

What The What?
This is an even worse idea than doing another Spider Man origin story less than ten years after the much loved original. However loudly they may moan, fanboys (myself reluctantly included) will probably attend both movies, but what about, y'know, normal people? Are we nearing the end of the comic book movie boom? More

Posted by Jim Woodward at 16:10 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

What The What?
This is an even worse idea than doing another Spider Man origin story less than ten years after the much loved original. However loudly they may moan, fanboys (myself reluctantly included) will probably attend both movies, but what about, y'know, normal people? Are we nearing the end of the comic book movie boom? More

Posted by Jim Woodward at 16:06 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Leave it alone. If you did more, it would defeat the message of the first comics. More

Posted by Bluehawk at 15:47 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

All about the money!
Well it's not like movie studios really care about how good a movie is as long as it makes cash, worrying as it is they can't let a successful movie lie and let it be a one time thing! More

Posted by mattyboy250 at 15:34 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

All about the money!
Well it's not like movie studios really care about how good a movie is as long as it makes cash, worrying as it is they can't let a successful movie lie and let it be a one time thing! More

Posted by mattyboy250 at 15:32 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

All about the money!
Well it's not like movie studios really care about how good a movie is as long as it makes cash, worrying as it is they can't let a successful movie lie and let it be a one time thing! More

Posted by mattyboy250 at 15:32 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

WTF?!
JESUS CHRIST!! just don't............damn you DC. More

Posted by vascov at 15:29 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Fuck off.
Seriously, no. Do not want. More

Posted by Captain Trips at 15:23 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

sequel/spinoff suggestions...
Im going with "Watchmen Babies in V For Vacation" or "Dr. Manhattan Does Manhattan" More

Posted by Tex Hex at 14:05 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

F**k off DC and Warner Bros.
Just f**k off with this idea. NO NO NO NO NO Stupidest idea ever. The book should never have been touched in the first place. Zack "Look I can put slow motion in fight scenes" Snyder managed to do an ok job but all he did was use the comic book as a bloody storyboard. Leave watchmen alone. Concentrate on franchises that have a fighting chance ie. Batman and Superman More

Posted by jamesheath91 at 14:03 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

HAHAH
What prize dickhead thought this one up. Fuck. More

Posted by rich at 13:39 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: I'm not frothing at the mouth
t as this sounds, the chilling sense of inevitability runs down my spine. t="trebuchet ms"] only of this will make any creedence of hope is if they concentrate on 'The Minutemen' as a prequel, but the 'Behind the Hood' covered most bases on this from the first, so all round, please leave as is.t="trebuchet ms"] ht the film was as strong as could be expected, and given the ineviatble widening from 'cult' to mainstream demographic that the transition would enable I think the 'aftermath' has wi More

Posted by JIm R at 13:39 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

I would like to reiterate what the previous poster said.... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! More

Posted by chicane09 at 13:23 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! More

Posted by Filmfan 2 at 13:07 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Ready For Watchmen 2?
L: My name is Legion Why make a sequel to a film that lost money at the Box office?  Especially one where the fans wouldn't even want a sequel. Can't see this happening. greed, though I think this makes the creation of more graphic novels very likely which are just as insulting to the original. I can, however, see them possibly trying again with a Watchmen film only on the (hopefully unlikely) grounds that they sell a load of comics that dumb down the concept into bog-standar More

Posted by seedykay at 12:58 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Really ... No Really?
I thought Empire were joking when I saw the title of this article, now i'm wishing they were! Moore won't ahve anything to do with, neither will Gibbons. Fanboys won't watch it because it's defacing the sacred source material and I just can't see where they can go with it. If there was ever going to be a sequel, Moore would have written it by now, and his distancing away from the film shows his thoughts clearly. If DC want to make some money I've got an idea, he's called Superman! Make a ne More

Posted by Splug_Dude at 12:50 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Ready For Watchmen 2?
Why make a sequel to a film that lost money at the Box office?  Especially one where the fans wouldn't even want a sequel. Can't see this happening. More

Posted by My name is Legion at 12:50 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

This just killed a little bit of me. Someone may as well make a sequel to Chinatown in which Nicholson returns to rescue the gal. It would be just as nightmarish an example of MISSING THE FUCKING POINT! More

Posted by seedykay at 12:43 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Leave well alone
Its like telling a kid to stay away from the cookie jar when they'll just end up disobeying you. DC and Warners, stop trying make franchises out of things that dont need it! And instead concentrate on doing a Superman movie, cos I am still waiting for one after Returns didnt that good a job. More

Posted by Noelg25 at 12:40 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Great news
Looking forward to this. It'll make a nice double bill with Macbeth: the Early Years, 1983 and Citizen Kane 4:Citizens on Patrol. More

Posted by homerbert at 12:12 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

This'll never happen for two reasons. One: No comic book reader would touch the comics. Two: No writer or artist would want any part in it. More

Posted by clarkkent at 12:04 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Clarity
the original idea was moore would help revive/reboot some characters that dc had aquired in the 80s from another publisher and then they would be turned into new comics. moore created new characters based on them and thus 'watchmen' was born. dc own 'watchmen' and can do what they want. nice to know what was considered a 'flop' when released last year still has life in it. More

Posted by spark1 at 11:44 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

I'm not frothing at the mouth
I just think it's a stupid idea. The Watchmen 'universe' was created to tell a very specific story at a very specific time, to expand it misses the point. And really, who'll read it? Now if they could apologise to Moore and get him to do some new stuff for them THAT would be an achievement. More

Posted by Knight of Fury at 11:10 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

I just vomited in my mouth a little bit. More

Posted by oceanic.flier at 10:59 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Plenty to choose from
Move on Warners...it's done and dusted, no more to say on this film. How about another (decent) stab at Constantine, or Sandman...or anything from DC that isn't Watchmen. More

Posted by MaxRenn at 10:23 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Ready For Watchmen 2?
I honstly feel a little bit sick after hearing that!   I suppose, giving them the benefit of the doubt, that a prequel could be interesting - but not a sequel. No Rorshach, no movie - end of! More

Posted by lukeyboy at 10:21 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Let's face it hit blockbusters these days automatically get a follow up in 3D. My money's on a prequel coming first. More

Posted by granny at 10:17 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

NOOOOOOOOOOO
I'l always reserve judgement on a film until iv'e seen it but this takes the fucking piss fuck Dan Didio More

Posted by hitchcock at 10:16 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

face it, this will be produced/directed/written by any old hack and all the idiots who went to see Transformers 2, etc. will lap it up More

Posted by sidownes at 10:09 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: no, no, no.
L: CORLEONE ATTACK OF THE FANBOYS o, actually. Well, not in my case anyways. I i] the film - but am not a fanboy. However, I hate it when a great story is finished and yet Hollywood feels the need to prequel and sequel everything, as if they believe we can't cope without being spoon fed every last bit of information about every character. They seem to think we're incapable of filling in the blanks. My "no no no" response wasn't simply because I'm annoyed they're trying to for More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 09:55 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Sounds like cockpiss. More

Posted by Leeorami 2.0 at 09:26 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: no, no, no.
ATTACK OF THE FANBOYS More

Posted by CORLEONE at 09:16 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

no, no, no.
three words every fan fears. "prequels, sequels and spin offs" replace with "crap, turds and arse grapes" More

Posted by chola1 at 09:04 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! More

Posted by LewisStephenson at 08:59 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Ready For Watchmen 2?
No No No No No No No No!!! More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 08:46 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Kill everyone involved!
Obviously, I'm joking ... or am I? More

Posted by Sendemast at 07:13 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Don't blame Hollywood
If DC want to make a movie, with endless franchise and spinnoff possebilleties and an author happily cooperative, the could finaly put the Sandman world to the screen. More

Posted by Overmind at 04:44 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Don't blame Hollywood
@ JimnUk3: This isn't Hollywood or the film's fault, this is DC, the original comic's owners. Frankly I thought this day was inevitable. It will have to be done very, very carefully and very, very well by someone with great talent. No, not Frank Miller. More

Posted by The Tingler at 03:48 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Before Everyone Has a Heart Attack...
This will not happen. There is no logic to it. I like the film and I love the comic (or novel, if you read The Guardian or Time Out or whatever), but the vast majority of people do not particularly like either, and even those that liked the film have not exactly been crying out for a sequel. If it gets made it will be a miracle (or not), particularly as there are so many more mainstream hero avenues to stroll down. I am not saying that Watchmen isn't fantastic, because it really is, but it is im More

Posted by TheSquire at 03:41 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Why? Why? Why? Whyyyy?
What is the point? The story cant progress any further. Fucking hollywood. More

Posted by lona_no_friends at 01:31 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Rorschach: Yes. Everything Else: No. Then again, Maybe.
More than likely any expansion of the Watchmen universe will produce embarrassingly "dark" and "serious" (but sympathetically earnest) stories and portrayals of the characters of Moore and Gibbon's work. Undoubtedly one of the reasons that it has maintained such a classic and acclaimed status is that its characters and world has remained untouched by any outside force until Zack Snyder "screwed up" (note: he didn't screw up Watchmen, he overcooked the *film version* of Watchmen). However I must More

Posted by marlowe9 at 00:58 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

No.
I love the graphic novel. The film was pretty amazing as well and i liked the ending, lets face it, it did make more sense to people less aquainted with the novel. It would be easy to do a Rorschach or Doc Manhattan spin off even a prequel set before the ban on vigilanties so there is room for a lot of expansion. But its still no no no, aren't there enough cash cows for DC to choose from. Somethings just need to be left alone. More

Posted by the_1dude at 00:30 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

FUCK...
THAT. Loved the book. Loved the movie. Two very different entities in very different media but BOTH stand alone. We do NOT need to franchise every god damn thing that is deemed a success. What we will end up with is essentially this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDDHHrt6l4w More

Posted by albumental at 00:13 on 04 February 2010 | Report This Post

Madness!
This is madness.... I'm sick to death of Hollywood destroying Alan Moores masterpieces. V, Watchmen, TLOEG none could live up to the graphic novels, so now they think its a good idea to take his most beloved characters and shove them into an idiots expansion of the Watchmen world. Hopefully one day Hollywood will realize that some stories need to end. Let The Watchmen franchise die and then hopefully in 10 to 15 years someone with a brain will remake Watchmen and have it end like Alan Moore inte More

Posted by JimnUk3 at 23:59 on 03 February 2010 | Report This Post

Madness!
This is madness.... I'm sick to death of Hollywood destroying Alan Moores masterpieces. V, Watchmen, TLOEG none could live up to the graphic novels, so now they think its a good idea to take his most beloved characters and shove them into an idiots expansion of the Watchmen world. Hopefully one day Hollywood will realize that some stories need to end. Let The Watchmen franchise die and then hopefully in 10 to 15 years someone with a brain will remake Watchmen and have it end like Alan Moore inte More

Posted by JimnUk3 at 23:47 on 03 February 2010 | Report This Post

Rorschach....
Pssshhhh i want the Doc to bust it up in there and turn some mofo's inside out... *Ahem* well yeah... but why... where can you go... without Moore i can see watchman failing so hard on its face, but im not saying i woouldn't like to prooved wrong... Dr Manhattern could always grow a new Rorschach More

Posted by BigDaveP at 23:47 on 03 February 2010 | Report This Post

Please no. I really want there to be some small chance that one day Alan Moore will finally sit down and watch Watchmen. If this sequel happens I think he'll finally be right to disregard it. Please don't make him right, this was a good movie. Don't ruin it! Just pick up another comic! More

Posted by Guinevere at 23:39 on 03 February 2010 | Report This Post

Please no. I really want there to be some small chance that one day Alan Moore will finally sit down and watch Watchmen. If this sequel happens I think he'll finally be right to disregard it. Please don't make him right, this was a good movie. Don't ruin it! Just pick up another comic! More

Posted by Guinevere at 23:39 on 03 February 2010 | Report This Post

Why Not?
First of all I loved the original book waaaay before the movie...however I thought the Movies ending was BETTER! Plus it allowed the characters the best possible adaptation and got them the recognicion they deserve... NOW, if a second is made and the fans of the book dont want to see it, relax, take a pill and just do a Highlander 2 and pretend it doesn't exsist... I for one would like to see a Rorschach movie set between the initial outlawing of the 'masks' and the events of 'Watchmen'...Feel f More

Posted by Panchobd at 23:21 on 03 February 2010 | Report This Post

Why Not?
First of all I loved the original book waaaay before the movie...however I thought the Movies ending was BETTER! Plus it allowed the characters the best possible adaptation and got them the recognicion they deserve... NOW, if a second is made and the fans of the book dont want to see it, relax, take a pill and just do a Highlander 2 and pretend it doesn't exsist... I for one would like to see a Rorschach movie set between the initial outlawing of the 'masks' and the events of 'Watchmen'...Feel f More

Posted by Panchobd at 23:19 on 03 February 2010 | Report This Post

NO
This would be the biggest and most tragic mistake of any studio bar none. A sequel or prequel or any type of watchmen 2 is an absolute farce of an idea. NO NO NO NO NO. As Rorschach would say, 'Never Compromise'. There should be no second Watchmen film and I refuse to go see one More

Posted by gambit21 at 23:09 on 03 February 2010 | Report This Post

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