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UPDATED: Watchmen 2 may happen – Hurm! Warren Ellis won’t be involved

Posted by LiveFor on February 4, 2010

UPDATE: Warren Ellis kindly took the time to write in the comments that he would not be involved in this in any way. I think this could well be the feeling of many comic book professionals. END OF LINE

The always excellent Bleeding Cool have some worrying news. A Watchmen sequel might be in the works.

Back in the day DC Comics President Paul Levitz had stopped any Watchmen 2 projects. He felt that this would go against Watchmen creator’s Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons hopes for the story. This was quite cool of Levitz as Moore had a huge break-up with DC Comics and Paul Levitz.

Then things changed as things do and Paul Levitz left DC Comics. Dan DiDio, DC’s Senior Vice President, stepped in and decided to prove that Watchmen 2 is a viable project and something that can be done. He wants to do “multiple prequel comic miniseries and spinoff ongoing projects.”

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons still have to be offered first refusal before any of these new titles could be published. They most likely won’t want to take on these jobs and it looks like DiDio has actually been looking for writers. If there are comics there could well be another film.

I say thee nay! Watchmen was a standalone classic and anything else is just going to get on people’s nerves. Mind you if they go prequel then that may not be so bad, especially if Grant Morrison or Warren Ellis were involved. Garth Ennis doing a Rorschach prequel could be great. I still think it stinks though.

Would you want some more Watchmen comics? Who would you want to write them and what characters would you want to see in it? Would you want other DC heroes to appear in the comics?

Image from Wizard Magazine

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Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut

Posted by LiveFor on September 23, 2009

watchmen2This is the version of the film I have been waiting for. It has Tales of the Black Freighter added into the film making it even closer to the original graphic novel.

Warner Bros. will release the 5-disc DVD ($43.87) and 4-disc Blu-ray ($59.99) editions of Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut on 3rd November for a limited time with apparantly only 70,000 units being produced. However, I am sure they’ll end up making more.

DVD Details:
Disc 1:
• Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut Film (215 minutes)
• Audio Commentary with Zack Snyder and Dave Gibbons
Disc 2: Over 3 Hours of Special Features
• The Phenomenon: The Comic that Changed Comics
• Real Super Heroes, Real Vigilantes
• Mechanics: Technologies of a Fantastic World
• Watchmen: Video Journals
• My Chemical Romance Desolation Row
• Under The Hood
• Story Within A Story: The Books of Watchmen
Disc 3: Digital Copy of the Theatrical Version
Disc 4 and 5: Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comics

Blu-Ray Details:
Disc 1:
• Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut Film
• Audio Commentary with Zack Snyder and Dave Gibbons
Disc 2: Over 3 Hours of Special Features
• The Phenomenon: The Comic that Changed Comics
• Real Super Heroes, Real Vigilantes
• Mechanics: Technologies of a Fantastic World
• Watchmen: Video Journals
• My Chemical Romance Desolation Row
• Under The Hood
• Story Within A Story: The Books of Watchmen
Disc 3: Digital Copy of the Theatrical Version
Disc 4: Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comics
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Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut, is out on 3rd November2009. Will you be buying it?

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Watchmen – Deleted Scene – Hollis Mason’s Death

Posted by LiveFor on July 13, 2009

This is a better version of the deleted scene that will feature in the Watchmen Director’s Cut. It shows the death of Hollis Mason, Nite Owl I. You can get the Director’s Cut for Watchmen on DVD and Blu-ray on July 21st.

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Watchmen – The Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Posted by LiveFor on July 10, 2009

If you go and buy the Watchmen: Director’s Cut on Blu-ray Disc that is all well and good. It was a film I really enjoyed and it will be great to see the extra scenes edited into the film. Below is the scene of Hollis Mason’s death.

However, HDR spotted a flier in the pack that gives $10 off the upcoming Ultimate Collector’s Edition of Watchmen.

It is due out in December and will span a 5 discs. The director’s cut set is three discs, one of which is dedicated to the standard definition digital copy.

The Ultimate version will have a new commentary track from director Zack Snyder and Dave Gibbons, 2+ hours of bonus content including Hollis Mason’s Tell All “Under the Hood,” and the complete Watchmen Motion Comics. If you play it with the sound off you have Alan Moore’s commentary track!

Tales of the Black Freighter will be “woven into” the director’s cut of watchmen for an all-new creative cut of the film. It also features the complete Watchmen motion comic.
What cut of the film will you be picking up?

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300 sequel may have the return of Gerard Butler?

Posted by LiveFor on July 3, 2009

“Frank Miller’s working on something,” revealed producer Mark Canton when MTV spoke to him, telling them that he’s onboard to return for Snyder’s 300 sequel. “That, Zack has said.”

“Things are always looking good with ‘300,’ it’s a blessing and a gift. Zack’s a genius, and no matter where you go it’s the one movie that people around the world seem to somewhat identify with the most,” explained Canton “We’re thrilled for [a sequel]; it’ll be a blast. There’s a new Blu-Ray coming out all over again shortly, so that’s great. It’s like the gift that never stops giving.”

“[The key to the sequel] is about getting it right, you know,” the producer said of their dilemma after having killed off virtually the entire cast in the first film. “Frank is a perfectionist, and so is Zack. And I think they set the bar pretty high.”

Canton had the surprising news that even Gerard Butler’s King Leonidas could be brought back from the dead. “Never assume anything; never assume anything,” he repeated when I asked if the original cast were gone for good. “It’ll be what it’ll be. But if we really do it, in this case, we have a visionary creator and a visionary filmmaker.”

I loved 300. Thought it was great, but I really don’t see any need for a sequel. Especially if they bring characters back whose whole point was to die a warriors death. However, if it was a prequel then of course it would make sense for the characters to return or maybe it will be another tale told to the warriors waiting to go into battle.

I am also a bit fed up with this visionary creator tag continuously being slapped on Zack Snyder. He has not yet created anything visionary. Dawn of the Dead was a remake, 300 and Watchmen were pretty much the comic book on screen – all creations of other visionaries – George Romero, Frank Miller, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

Is Snyder a visionary? How do you think Butler could return as Leonidas? Should he return?

The “Complete Experience” Blu-Ray disc is out on 21st July.

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Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter – New images

Posted by LiveFor on March 24, 2009


MTV Splashpage had these cool looking images from the forthcoming Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter DVD. There will be a super deluxe directer’s cut version of Watchmen with this animated segment spliced in.
“Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter” — features the vocal talents of “300” star Gerard Butler — ships out tomorrow on DVD and Blu-ray, and includes the Minutemen pseudo-doc, “Under the Hood,” starring the cast from the film reprising their roles as the original do-gooders gone horribly bad. Along with the headlining movies, the 2-disc set also includes a first-look at “Green Lantern: First Flight,” and bonus featurettes “Story Within a Story: The Books of the Watchmen” which explores the comic-within-a-comic of “Watchmen,” “The Why of the Watchmen” by Zack Snyder, and “The Two Bernies” showing a scene from “Watchmen” not seen in theaters (the latter two only available on the Blu-ray edition of the set).

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Hurm – Rorschach by NinjaInk

Posted by LiveFor on March 21, 2009

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Dave Gibbons has finished his Watchmen Commentary

Posted by LiveFor on March 19, 2009

Rich Johnston over at Lying in the Gutters had this little piece of info regarding the Watchmen DVD.

Dave Gibbons confirmed to a packed audience at a Borders bookstore this week that he has already completed his DVD commentary for the mega-directors-cut of “Watchmen” that includes the “Black Freighter” story integrated into the main film. Maybe we can expect the finished product sooner rather than later?

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Cool Art: The Birth of Rorschach

Posted by LiveFor on March 12, 2009


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Nite Owl saved Thomas and Martha Wayne. Result No Batman in Watchmen Universe

Posted by LiveFor on March 11, 2009

io9 have posted a load of Easter Eggs from the opening credits of the Watchmen film. They also include some bits that had to be cut, but that may be on the DVD.

The one above is my favourite with the first Nite Owl punching out a criminal and saving a smartly dressed trio on the left. Could it be Alfred and Martha and Thomas Wayne?

What other cool things did you spot in the opening credits of Zack Snyder’s Watchmen?

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