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).
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
for the better, the Watchmen film was awesome, and a sequel would ruin it.
Xerxex on Feb 4, 2010
Best News Of The Year!!!!!!
Frightened Inmate #2 on Feb 4, 2010
Thank Christ. I've never left a movie theater and I wouldn't want to have to add that to my repertoire. But in no way would I be able to sit through another 4 hour Watchmen movie. I would like it if they made a sequel to the opening credits, which were AMAZING. Or possibly a prequel where it's just Rorschach and it's a properly made Punisher movie.
D on Feb 4, 2010
It's nice to start the day off with good news 🙂 If Mr. Alan Moore would decide, "meh, I wanna write some more" for Watchmen, I would welcome this. Anyone else do this, and I believe he just might get a constant stream of hatemail for all eternity. Saying "...Watchmen movie wasn't the biggest success financially" is a bit silly? With US DVD/Bluray sales and boxoffice alone, its made over $100million, and its done very well(better the in the US) DVD/Blurays sales overseas, maybe its over $150million in + now? How is that not good? Compaired to 4 X-men movies, not so good, but $100-150million in + is not bad. Boxoffice: Domestic: $107,509,799 58.0% + Foreign: $77,743,688 42.0% = Worldwide: $185,253,487 +US DVD Sales: $51,091,129 The production budget for Watchmen has been quoted as $120-130 million
David Banner on Feb 4, 2010
@2 : +10000.
MArtin on Feb 5, 2010
this is fucking great news,the best since the announcement of the spider-man reboot.now i want to here that FOX HAS GIVEN BACK TO MARVEL THEIR RIGHTS TO MAKE FANTASTIC FOUR & X-MEN RELATED MOVIES & DC ARE GOING TO MAKE FILMS OF BATMAN,THE FLASH,SUPERMAN,LOBO,WONDER WOMAN,JUSTICE LEAGUE & LAST BUT NOT LEAST POWER GIRL.
DEADPOOL,MERC WITH A MOUTH on Feb 5, 2010
Why does everyone like having opinions so much? I didn't enjoy the book, and I thought the movie was decent. Another one? Plot wise it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense, maybe a minutemen prequel, as far as I'm concerned though if someone could pull it off, I'd be fine with it. If it doesn't work, it'll fade with time.
John I.G> on Feb 5, 2010
I came to understand that Watchmen didn't engage a lot of people who weren't fans of the comic. OK. I think those who claim to be fans of the comic and who disparaged Watchmen the film are idio...well, less than discerning individuals. It's an amazing film and it captured the comic well. It doesn't need a sequel any more than 2001 ever did. Let it stand on its own. Like Blade Runner, the greatness of Watchmen will become obvious over time
zubzwank on Feb 5, 2010
How come people are celebrating? We all knew a movie sequel would never happen (meager box office 🙁 ) Making a comic sequel, which still seems possible, is a much worse idea, and I wont rest easy about this subject until its officially a no.
Al on Feb 5, 2010
I dont know...maybe one of those "Where Are They Now?" documentaries...all of them in their "Golden Years" ...Rorschach as an old security guard at construction sites, Silk Specter doing porn to pay the rent, etc...what ya think???? it could happen....
grinch o'matic on Feb 5, 2010
SPOILER ALERT! er...didn't Dr. Manhattan atomize/vaporize Rorschach at the end of the movie?
zubzwank on Feb 5, 2010
So how'd you guys like getting called out on starting the rumor and then denying it later? Get out of the fabricated, non-sourced, news business. We have too many of your kind polluting the internet already.
biz on Feb 5, 2010
Besides the beginning, Haley, and Dr. Manhattan, Watchmen was a disappointment. I'm glad they are not making a second one. A Black and White Photo of THE REAL Watchmen: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30693123@N04/3340336199/
ProMovieBlogger on Feb 7, 2010
Why does everybody NOT want a sequal? It was a really cool awesome movie the first one was. If theres a film thats gunna be based on rorschach I DEFFINATELY would wanna see it.I think there even might be.It'd probably be straight to dvd. I hope the same goes for Spiderman 4.The hell wants to see spiderman 4? Its gunna suck!!!
Nessa on Jul 16, 2010
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