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The End is Nigh, Watchmen 2 coming?

Feb. 3, 2010by: Niki Stephens

UPDATE: This is what one of Nikki Finke's (Deadline Hollywood) inside cronies had to say on the prospect of a sequel: "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."

Before a movie came along, the story of the WATCHMEN was seen by many as too difficult to translate into film.

Whether the fans were ready for it or not, the movie adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel premiered in 2009. The response on the film continues to be mixed, as the adaptation just didn't do the novel justice for most. But when you thought it was all finished and there was nothing more to say, according to DC's senior vice president Dan Didio, there's much more.

When Paul Levitz left his position as President and publisher of DC Comics it left the story of the WATCHMEN alone, vulnerable, and ready to be exploited by anyone. Didio has taken it upon himself to crusade for prequels, sequels, and spin-offs for the world that is occupied by Rorschach, Nite Owl II, Dr. Manhattan, Silk Spectre II, Ozymandias, amongst many others.

Levitz stayed loyal to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, saying that he knew they would be against anything WATCHMEN 2. Now with Levitz out of the picture and Moore disassociating himself completely from his own work, this leaves Didio free to do what he wants. These events were said to have been a long time coming. The characters of the WATCHMEN were going to make their way into the universe of, 52. Instead, Earth 4 was inspired by elements of WATCHMEN.

Do what you want with this information. I wouldn't be surprised if certain WATCHMEN started popping up in other projects. Then again, how much of an audience would this have? I don't want to pull the fangirl card out here by starting talk about how awful or dreadful I think this could possibly be. Only because I honestly don't know if they'll get it off the ground.

Who watches the WATCHMEN? Apparently, no one. What do you guys think?

Extra Tidbit: Maybe WATCHMEN babies isn't so funny after all.
Source: Bleeding Cool

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8:39PM on 02/03/2010
I enjoyed Watchmen in parts.. and in other parts in felt convoluted. I don't really agree with a sequel.
I enjoyed Watchmen in parts.. and in other parts in felt convoluted. I don't really agree with a sequel.
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8:41PM on 02/03/2010
Hhhhmmmm.....yeah I don't think Watchmen needs a sequel. It was good as one graphic novel/movie.
Hhhhmmmm.....yeah I don't think Watchmen needs a sequel. It was good as one graphic novel/movie.
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9:00PM on 02/03/2010

my goodness!

what the hell is up with these people an freaking pointless sequels, prequels and spin-offs?!
what the hell is up with these people an freaking pointless sequels, prequels and spin-offs?!
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9:07PM on 02/03/2010
The one story is all I will ever need. Unless Moore will do it there is no point whatso
The one story is all I will ever need. Unless Moore will do it there is no point whatso
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9:20PM on 02/03/2010

Leave it alone

Not sure even the world of DC Comics needs characters like Rorschach running around..not with Batman or even 'Schach's analogue The Question already there.

I guess these guys have no reverence for Watchmen as it was: story that came and blew e everyone away and was gone just as fast. Not sure I would like any creator trying to take a crack at it (okay, Grant Morrison could probably pull it off..but still)..
Not sure even the world of DC Comics needs characters like Rorschach running around..not with Batman or even 'Schach's analogue The Question already there.

I guess these guys have no reverence for Watchmen as it was: story that came and blew e everyone away and was gone just as fast. Not sure I would like any creator trying to take a crack at it (okay, Grant Morrison could probably pull it off..but still)..
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9:29PM on 02/03/2010

Sequel, Prequel, Spin-offs?

How about NO!!!
How about NO!!!
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9:42PM on 02/03/2010

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I am game. If it is good then it will be remembered, if it is terrible then it will be forgotten.
I am game. If it is good then it will be remembered, if it is terrible then it will be forgotten.
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9:49PM on 02/03/2010
I'm not in favor of what's happening. And whatever they do with it, I'm going to hate it.

However, I personally think it would be interesting if Osterman's life was made into a biopic-style drama, but with all the superhero sidetracking completely removed. I know I'm the only person who'd like this idea; so there's no reason to bash me, because Hollywood isn't mature enough to execute such an intriguing idea - so this movie will never exist, and you have nothing to argue with me about.
I'm not in favor of what's happening. And whatever they do with it, I'm going to hate it.

However, I personally think it would be interesting if Osterman's life was made into a biopic-style drama, but with all the superhero sidetracking completely removed. I know I'm the only person who'd like this idea; so there's no reason to bash me, because Hollywood isn't mature enough to execute such an intriguing idea - so this movie will never exist, and you have nothing to argue with me about.
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9:51PM on 02/03/2010

To paraphrase Dr. Manhattan

"This will end with you in tears"
"This will end with you in tears"
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9:57PM on 02/03/2010
agreed
agreed
10:00PM on 02/03/2010

Dan Didio is smart enough to know this is a bad idea.

The entirety of the comic book world would never let that happen, not just Paul Levitz. I think this is just a quick-jab at Didio.
The entirety of the comic book world would never let that happen, not just Paul Levitz. I think this is just a quick-jab at Didio.
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10:06PM on 02/03/2010
AHAHAHAHAHA!

You said Didio was smart. That's funny.
AHAHAHAHAHA!

You said Didio was smart. That's funny.
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10:06PM on 02/03/2010
watchman 2: the squiduel.
watchman 2: the squiduel.
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10:07PM on 02/03/2010
I dont think they would go with a sequel...the movie wasnt exactly a box office success, but it was a good movie nonetheless...IF they get this off the ground theyll probably go for a prequel/Rorschach spin-off wich is, needless to say, a dumb idea...sooo...leave this one alone.
I dont think they would go with a sequel...the movie wasnt exactly a box office success, but it was a good movie nonetheless...IF they get this off the ground theyll probably go for a prequel/Rorschach spin-off wich is, needless to say, a dumb idea...sooo...leave this one alone.
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10:09PM on 02/03/2010
Here's an idea..instead of trying to create a sequel to a middling movie that has no sequel potential, try greenlighting a movie of one of your other stable of characters that isn't Batman or Superman.
Here's an idea..instead of trying to create a sequel to a middling movie that has no sequel potential, try greenlighting a movie of one of your other stable of characters that isn't Batman or Superman.
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10:09PM on 02/03/2010

Bad Idea...

"Watchmen" was an awesome, comic book special event, changed the market, however the movie was a real turd.

I'll not even mention how incredibly sucky a sequel would be (or did I).
"Watchmen" was an awesome, comic book special event, changed the market, however the movie was a real turd.

I'll not even mention how incredibly sucky a sequel would be (or did I).
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10:18PM on 02/03/2010
The movie was truely a letdown. Coming from someone who never read the books, I was confused, bored, and it felt 5 hours long. I think one movie was enough for all of us.
The movie was truely a letdown. Coming from someone who never read the books, I was confused, bored, and it felt 5 hours long. I think one movie was enough for all of us.
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10:32PM on 02/03/2010
Bad idea and didnt Snyder say his idea of sequel would be about a city planet populated by Rorschachs so they wouldnt do this?
Bad idea and didnt Snyder say his idea of sequel would be about a city planet populated by Rorschachs so they wouldnt do this?
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10:34PM on 02/03/2010

*shrug*

I'm going to go against the crowd here.
I loved the comic. I loved the movie.
You've got a strong set of characters and an interesting Universe here.
Good things could be done with it all, if it's in the hands of someone skilled.
Of course I'd be much happier if it was Alan Moore who took another shot at it....
I'm going to go against the crowd here.
I loved the comic. I loved the movie.
You've got a strong set of characters and an interesting Universe here.
Good things could be done with it all, if it's in the hands of someone skilled.
Of course I'd be much happier if it was Alan Moore who took another shot at it....
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10:58PM on 02/03/2010
How about just releasing a 5 hour edition that includes EVERYTHING?

-Endless
How about just releasing a 5 hour edition that includes EVERYTHING?

-Endless
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11:26PM on 02/03/2010
Depressingly stupid. This makes me lose more faith in humanity.
Depressingly stupid. This makes me lose more faith in humanity.
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11:58PM on 02/03/2010

No Angel

Minor point Niki, but I think DC's senior vice president is Dan Didio, not Dido.

As for another film, they should listen to Moore and Gibbons. They don't want spin-offs or sequels and neither do we...
Minor point Niki, but I think DC's senior vice president is Dan Didio, not Dido.

As for another film, they should listen to Moore and Gibbons. They don't want spin-offs or sequels and neither do we...
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12:58AM on 02/04/2010
Oh, God damn it. What a crock of shit. Watchmen is a stand-alone graphic novel. It never had a sequel, and it never should. The ending was perfect.
Oh, God damn it. What a crock of shit. Watchmen is a stand-alone graphic novel. It never had a sequel, and it never should. The ending was perfect.
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1:01AM on 02/04/2010
I agree, should just leave it alone with the first movie. I kind of liked the fact that Watchmen wasn't a uber success like The Dark Knight was. Many films needed to find a cult following before it became a classic, especially noir films like Dark City and Blade Runner. It makes total sense that Watchmen wouldn't be a trendy film like oh so many superhero movies prior. Watchmen is already building an underground fan base, and that's really pretty awesome, so there is no need to screw that up by
I agree, should just leave it alone with the first movie. I kind of liked the fact that Watchmen wasn't a uber success like The Dark Knight was. Many films needed to find a cult following before it became a classic, especially noir films like Dark City and Blade Runner. It makes total sense that Watchmen wouldn't be a trendy film like oh so many superhero movies prior. Watchmen is already building an underground fan base, and that's really pretty awesome, so there is no need to screw that up by making a crappy unecessary sequel.
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1:02AM on 02/04/2010
I liked the first film and if they make a second, I'll check out the trailer and if I like it, I'll see it. No need to blow it out of proportion and make more out of it that it really is.
I liked the first film and if they make a second, I'll check out the trailer and if I like it, I'll see it. No need to blow it out of proportion and make more out of it that it really is.
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1:05AM on 02/04/2010
I think BHak88 makes an interesting point. The fact is, the general public did not like Watchmen, as displayed by its decent opening weekend and the weak box office performance that followed. Most fanboys (myself included) liked it well enough, but regular moviegoers were bored and confused. The movie lacked so much of the backstory and context needed to make the story compelling, and most of the movie felt rushed (even at it's 3-hour runtime).

My point is, if they do make a sequel, I doubt
I think BHak88 makes an interesting point. The fact is, the general public did not like Watchmen, as displayed by its decent opening weekend and the weak box office performance that followed. Most fanboys (myself included) liked it well enough, but regular moviegoers were bored and confused. The movie lacked so much of the backstory and context needed to make the story compelling, and most of the movie felt rushed (even at it's 3-hour runtime).

My point is, if they do make a sequel, I doubt it would perform very well. Fanboys would be pissed and audiences just won't care. Personally, I'm not bothered by a sequel. The book still exists and I can always read that whenever I want. I just don't see the point from the studio's standpoint, financially.
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1:45AM on 02/04/2010
I loved the book and the movie, I think Snyder made the best he could and we should be glad he did it and not some other jackass director with no connection to the material. As for a sequel...NO...just no, it's not worth it even if Moore got re-involved (no chance now). This book was a ground breaker and deserves to stand by itself. The ending worked and the story finished itself. Just No, if it comes to it I say we revolt and shut down all there operations haha.
I loved the book and the movie, I think Snyder made the best he could and we should be glad he did it and not some other jackass director with no connection to the material. As for a sequel...NO...just no, it's not worth it even if Moore got re-involved (no chance now). This book was a ground breaker and deserves to stand by itself. The ending worked and the story finished itself. Just No, if it comes to it I say we revolt and shut down all there operations haha.
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1:53AM on 02/04/2010

Please no!!!

Leave it alone! Watchmen was a great standalone movie, dont ruin it with something like "Watchmen Origins: Rorschach"!
Leave it alone! Watchmen was a great standalone movie, dont ruin it with something like "Watchmen Origins: Rorschach"!
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2:27AM on 02/04/2010

WATCHMEN ...

... sucked because Snyder changed original ending. Sequel? First one didn't make much profit so good luck ...
... sucked because Snyder changed original ending. Sequel? First one didn't make much profit so good luck ...
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2:34AM on 02/04/2010

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

To quote Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast "NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO .
Moore never wrote a sequel for a reason. Zack Snyder said he would not do a sequel. The major characters are dead or done with. Why the fuck would you want to do this? Did V for Vendetta have a sequel? Does A History of Violence have a sequel? Does Road to Perdition? NO! you
To quote Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast "NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO .
Moore never wrote a sequel for a reason. Zack Snyder said he would not do a sequel. The major characters are dead or done with. Why the fuck would you want to do this? Did V for Vendetta have a sequel? Does A History of Violence have a sequel? Does Road to Perdition? NO! you know why? Because you don't need one and it doesn't make any sense!
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5:10AM on 02/04/2010

$$$

$$$ Thats wut its about! Now this further confirms the reason 4 Alan Moores hatred 4 holltwood
$$$ Thats wut its about! Now this further confirms the reason 4 Alan Moores hatred 4 holltwood
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6:27AM on 02/04/2010
I love Watchmen, the book and the movie! But this isn't a good idea...please don't do it!
I love Watchmen, the book and the movie! But this isn't a good idea...please don't do it!
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6:49AM on 02/04/2010
No sequel and no prequel for Watchmen. The live-action Watchmen by Zack Snyder is good enough. For me, it was a [link] adaptation though he changed the ending.
No sequel and no prequel for Watchmen. The live-action Watchmen by Zack Snyder is good enough. For me, it was a [link] adaptation though he changed the ending.
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7:26AM on 02/04/2010

seriously, who cares

Don't get your panties in a twist - its not like YOU guys created The Watchmen. If you don't want to see a sequel, vote with your wallets and stay home. Acting like its a personal affront to your dignity - it's embarrassing.
Don't get your panties in a twist - its not like YOU guys created The Watchmen. If you don't want to see a sequel, vote with your wallets and stay home. Acting like its a personal affront to your dignity - it's embarrassing.
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12:18PM on 02/04/2010
By this logic we should all delete our usernames and stop visiting/commenting on these topics altogether.

"If you don't like it, don't see it." "If you like it, big deal! I don't want to hear about it."

If this is how you feel, why are you even on this site? The fact that you commented to say that people with negative opinions shouldn't comment is incredibly ironical.
By this logic we should all delete our usernames and stop visiting/commenting on these topics altogether.

"If you don't like it, don't see it." "If you like it, big deal! I don't want to hear about it."

If this is how you feel, why are you even on this site? The fact that you commented to say that people with negative opinions shouldn't comment is incredibly ironical.
7:55AM on 02/04/2010

Bad Idea

Then again, it's not like it would be the FIRST bad idea for a movie. Heh.
Then again, it's not like it would be the FIRST bad idea for a movie. Heh.
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10:56AM on 02/04/2010

And the show has reached a new low...

Listen, I read Watchmen before seeing the movie. I saw the unrated director's cut, but haven't seen the ultimate with Black Freighter sewn into it yet. I understand why Snyder changed the ending also. In my opinion, I thoroughly enjoyed Watchmen and was one of my favorite movies last year. Yet I go on this site and fans, media, and even reports about the money makers themselves do nothing but whine because it wasn't this or that. I thought people went to the movies to escape reality for a while
Listen, I read Watchmen before seeing the movie. I saw the unrated director's cut, but haven't seen the ultimate with Black Freighter sewn into it yet. I understand why Snyder changed the ending also. In my opinion, I thoroughly enjoyed Watchmen and was one of my favorite movies last year. Yet I go on this site and fans, media, and even reports about the money makers themselves do nothing but whine because it wasn't this or that. I thought people went to the movies to escape reality for a while and yes topics and opinions of conversation come of it. Isn't that what makes movies so great. Yet the whining continues because it all comes down to the proverbial dollar made or not made instead of whether or not the movie produced some form of emotional response. I said it yesterday and I'll say it today, in the words of Nic Cage, "The world is being Fed-exd to HELL!"
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1:12PM on 02/04/2010

Boring

I didnt like it so i don't like a second one. Very boring movie but maybe its because i had zero knowledge about the watchmen.
I didnt like it so i don't like a second one. Very boring movie but maybe its because i had zero knowledge about the watchmen.
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5:37PM on 02/04/2010

Er,.. what?

I don't think this is such a good idea...
WAIT! We Could REBOOT IT! The answer to all problems for good movies!
I don't think this is such a good idea...
WAIT! We Could REBOOT IT! The answer to all problems for good movies!
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