Watchmen at Risk of Being Delayed Until June?!
We're doing our best to keep up-to-date in the on-going legal battle that Watchmen is in. Although I'm sure Warner Brothers wants us to steer clear of covering this until they reach a resolution, we can't help mentioning pressing news like this. The latest update comes from the New York Times, where they don't have any new details to add, except this worrisome bit about the trial date. "The report also outlined conflicting requests for a trial date: as early as next June, if Fox has its way, or April, if Warner prevails." And if this all turns out to be true, we may not see Watchmen until the summer next year, if at all! With a delay looming over head, I think fans are getting tired rooting for one side in this case.
The other statement that leaves me concerned is this one: "Fox has said it will seek an injunction blocking Warner's planned release of the film next March." For those who have been arguing for the side of Fox, just know that they're trying to stop the release entirely. We're hoping Warner Brothers wins, even though if they do, it might not be until June of next year. I'm not sure about the legalities of distribution, but I'm wondering whether they can just distribute it in March before they even go to trial or whether they have to wait to reach a resolution first. I just hope this isn't some spin on the story that's gone out of control. With the Harry Potter delay, I don't think fans want to see anything like this happen. Do you?