Stop Worrying, There's 'Not a Chance' of a Watchmen Sequel
Yesterday, the news of the day was that DC Comics' SVP Dan DiDio was considering turning Watchmen into a franchise with spin-offs, sequels, and more. Although Zack Snyder's Watchmen movie wasn't the biggest success financially or too well received with critics, every last comic book fan knows that creating a sequel to Watchmen would be the biggest mistake anyone could ever make. Nikki Finke over at Deadline Hollywood received an update from a Hollywood insider saying that, thankfully, there's no chance that we'll see a cinematic sequel. As for potential sequels and spin-offs in comics, though, well that's another story.
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."
So for now we're safe, at least from seeing a Watchmen sequel on the big screen, but as for the comics, well, that's where you'll probably see something. I have a feeling DC will create spin-off series and crossovers with various Watchmen characters, but it's unlikely we'll ever see a sequel, on screen or on paper. I'm thankful that there wasn't anyone who popped up in the comments yesterday's saying that they'd like to see a sequel. Even though I actually enjoyed Zack Snyder's Watchmen, I'm smart enough to know that a sequel would just be a bad idea. You can put down you molotov cocktails for now, Watchmen is safe (at least from Hollywood).