Watchmen 2??!?!

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by The Fatman, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Agenda

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    Fuck you, DC.
     
  2. Gaith

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    In comics/franchising, nothing ever ends... :p
     
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    One thing that worried me about the Watchmen film, in the weeks leaqding up to its release, was the possibility of the property being exploited for dosh with pointless prequels/sequels or spin-offs. Then the film didn't do so well, which put my mind at rest at least in that regard.

    How wrong I was....
     
  6. The Evil Dead

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    I'd absolutely read a prequel comic/see a prequel movie about Rorschach and Nite-Owl as partners fighting crime, with The Comedian occasionally tagging along.
     
  7. CaptJimboJones

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    Well, I thought the first movie was a bad idea, and thus a sequel/prequel is even worse.

    But it's Hollywood. Once you get in bed with them, forget about it.
     
  8. JacksonArcher

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    They're not doing a sequel to the movie but the graphic novel. It's already been debunked over Watchmen the movie getting a sequel -- it ain't gonna happen.
     
  9. scorpius1701

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    Wasnt half the book a prequel anyway?
     
  10. Orintho

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    Agreed - anything done further with the 'Watchmen' would really only work as 'prequel' stories showing the details that the original story only briefly touched upon.

    It is kind of hard picturing the Watchmen in a JLA universe or some other alternative.
     
  11. Geoff Peterson

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    I think the term would be "flashback".
     
  12. Sykonee

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    Agree with this. I found that aspect of the movie far more intriguing than the current crop of vigilantes. Mind, they did go to great lengths to romanticize that period.
     
  13. The Borgified Corpse

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    He killed Hooded Justice? I thought no one knew what happened to him, although Hollis Mason thought that perhaps Hooded Justice was really a foreign circus strongman when he saw that obituary in the newspaper shortly after Hooded Justice disappeared. And didn't that guy just die of natural causes or something?
     
  14. Silvercrest

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    It's heavily implied. The Comedian said, "One of these days the joke's gonna be on you!" after HJ beat him up.

    HJ was on record as approving some of Hitler's policies, which was apparently mentioned in order to connect him to Germany. HJ disappeared during the HUAC hearings.

    Then you've got Rolf Muller, the strongman, who was the same huge size as HJ and who was from Germany. He quit his job while the HUAC hearings were going on, for unstated reasons, and disappeared. Three months later they pulled a body out of the harbor that might have been Muller's, but they weren't sure. But he'd been shot through the head.

    Hollis made the connection between HJ and Muller when he realized they were about the same size and had disappeared at the same time. He speculated, then gave it up for lack of evidence. But he didn't know that the Comedian had made that threat. I wonder what his conclusion would have been if he had.

    The book doesn't say whether HJ spoke with an accent or not, but the movie pretty much assumed everything above was true, when they gave him that German accent.
     
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  15. ALF

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    That's what is so great about the Minutemen... there is a lot of mystique surrounding them. Their identities, backstories as well as their demises.
     
  16. Broccoli

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    If any kind of comic follow-up is made, you can bet a movie version will come out eventually. Perhaps not by the same creative team, but some one will.
     
  17. JacksonArcher

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    Apparently Hollywood disagrees. Watchmen underperformed for Warner Bros., costing them $130 million without taking into consideration marketing costs and it only earned $185 million worldwide. According to Niki Finnke and a "well-placed source" there's "not a chance" of a sequel to Watchmen, regardless of any comic-book endeavors.
     
  18. Broccoli

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    ^ Fair enough on that. Lets just say, I wouldn't be surprised if a film follow up of some kind was produced.
     
  19. JacksonArcher

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    I agree. I mean, after all, Brett Ratner and McG need to be employed somehow. ;)
     
  20. Broccoli

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    I don't get the hate for Brett Ratner. I mean, I realize he's no Spielberg or anything, but he's not trying to be. He is able to pump out fairly entertaining blockbuster, popcorn flicks on a near yearly basis and has no big-headed ego or self-importance about himself.

    As for McG...I haven't seen much by him to make a fair assessment.