Watchmen: Squid Pro Quo

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  1. DeToxRox

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  2. laxjoe

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    Well then...
     
  3. Corch

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    You have my attention
     
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    Loved the book.
    Didn't see the movie.
    Will watch this.
     
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    This has potential.
     
  6. Houndster

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    I will watch anything Lindelof produces
     
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    i liked the movie
    i will watch this
     
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    Patrick Wilson Wants To Reprise Nite Owl On Watchmen TV Show
    If Patrick Wilson has his way, he’ll get a chance to play Nite Owl again for HBO’s upcoming Watchmen TV show. Last summer, word broke that Damon Lindelof (Leftovers, Lost) was working on a Watchmen TV show that would readapt the hit graphic novel from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Though the choice of network seemed certain, it wasn’t until the fall when HBO ordered a Watchmen pilot from Lindelof. And given the writer’s pedigree—and time with HBO—it’s no surprise that the series is being given the green light.


    While Zack Snyder’s take on Watchmen had its fans, the director’s divisive work behind the camera left him with plenty of detractors. Still, it secured him a spot to kick of the DCEU for Warner Bros. for better or worse. But the world suggested by Moore and Gibbons is a sprawling one that’s only touched on in the original comic. As such, even the Watchmen artist has high hopes for the show and thinks it will easily surpass the movie. With fans eagerly awaiting more news on the project and the first casting announcements, and familiar face has thrown his hat into the ring.


    Yahoo Movies UK spoke with Patrick Wilson about his role in The Commuter, but didn’t let the opportunity pass to ask the actor about the Watchmen series. Wilson, who played Batman analog Nite Owl in the film adaptation, had nothing but praise for his time on the project—and would love to tackle the role again.


    “It was such a joy shooting that movie, I wanted there to be more of them. I’ve wanted to play Dan again. I certainly think we’re all more age appropriate now!”

    As Wilson hints, he and the other actors from the film match the ages of their characters more now. Given that the ’80s-set story focuses on a group of former heroes decades after their heyday, Wilson had to be considerably aged up for his role as Nite Owl. So while he’s still in his prime, he’d have no problem convincingly playing the hero again. Of course, he hasn’t heard anything about such a possibility.


    “There’s never been one conversation. I’m sure they want to stay as far away from us as possible but I love Damon Lindelof I’m so excited to see what they will do. I’d love to play [Dan] now but no there’s been no talk, I’m just a fan like you are.”

    Likely, Lindelof and HBO will be eager to get a whole new cast for their Watchmen so they can separate it from the previous version. Still, there are plenty of parts that Wilson and others could cameo in, so the door isn’t closed. And if the show proves popular, there’s no telling how long it might run and what new material it might incorporate.

    Over the past few years, DC Comics has revived the world of Watchmen with a series of prequels. They’ve also made the characters a focal point of the recent Rebirth reboot, not to mention the current Doomsday Clock event that could spell big things for the future of the comics. With HBO eager to fill the void that will be left by Game of Thrones, the deconstruction of the superhero genre could be the perfect fit for the networks first comic book show. And with so much new material coming from DC, a Watchmen TV show will have plenty to pull from.
     
  10. Codename Duchess

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    This is a good letter. It makes me think we are about to get some divisive casting news that could send fanboys into a frenzy and this letter is a way to get out in front of it.

     
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  12. Codename Duchess

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    Officially ordered to series and coming next year.

    HBO is going to be loaded in 2019: Final seasons of Game of Thrones and Veep, new seasons of True Detective and Big Little Lies, plus Watchmen. I'm guessing S3 of Westworld comes in 2020.

     
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    Just saw that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are doing the music for this show.
     
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  15. marcus

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    I would watch the movie. It’s got its flaws and Ozymandias was a bit of a miscast, but overall it’s very enjoyable as an adaptation.
     
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  16. Clown Baby

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    Pretty excited for the Don Johnaissance
     
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  17. LKRFN88jp

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    Reading it for the first time right now. Four chapters in, really enjoying it.
     
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    Mannn did that final scene put me on hype overload
     
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  19. Codename Duchess

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    Premieres October 20th
     
  20. Joe Louis

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    Last time we saw DJ on HBO ...

     
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  21. DirtBall

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    So its lookin like this will be loosely based off of the “Doomsday Clock” storyline, correct? Will 100% assume they scrap the DC universe side of that story and just focus on the Watchmen Universe.
     
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  24. Codename Duchess

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    Just finished a re-read in preparation for the premiere tonight. I'm pumped. Reviews for this have been great.
     
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    What the shit am I watching?
     
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  27. MtOread

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    I’m somewhat confused, but I enjoyed it. Definitely will keep watching.
     
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    Was the Main police guy an undercover 7th Calvary?
     
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  29. Mix

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    I don't know anything about Watchmen but I really liked it other than the police chief just going off by himself with zero protection. He is the only guy going around without a mask and he has no one around him?
    Other than that I am in for the season. The Tulsa setting was cool and I am enjoying the little twists of what happened under Redford-ations. Like rich black people now adopt poor white kids.
     
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    Sad to know that the Tulsa riots/terrorist attacks were true :(

    Found out about that for the first time a few days ago listening to a podcast talking about watchmen
     
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  31. Clown Baby

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    FUCK
     
  32. ColeTrickle

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    Ive never heard of it until tonight
     
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  33. Mix

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    I found out on wiki the other day that Nash Bridges may be coming back and he will be in it.
     
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  35. Clown Baby

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    Bunch of uneducated rubes itt
     
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  36. Codename Duchess

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    All in on this. Really like the Looking Glass character. The score was great. Can't wait to see and understand what they are doing with Veidt.
     
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  37. Celemo

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    Goddamn Don Johnson and Regina King crushed that first episode
     
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  38. zeberdee

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    I feel like that will have an explanation revealed.
     
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    That was fucking incredible. The visual presentation, direction, music and the casting was superior.

    Also I have a thing for Regina King.
     
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  40. One Knight

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    Have no idea what is happening but really enjoyed it, looking forward to more.
    That scene with them shooting the 50-cal at them in the field was brutal.
     
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  41. TheGrifter

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    Yeah. I think he is one of the leaders of the 7th Kav, so he wasn’t afraid of them attacking him. He was going to the hospital alone so no one would see him kill the officer after he survived the surgeries.

    Also, anyone else pick up on the guy in the wheelchair (the boy from the beginning of the episode?) asking King’s character if she thought he could lift 200 pounds? Gotta think Don Johnson weighs around 200 pounds, right?
     
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  42. Pharm

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    I'm so lost, i should have read up on the original first and not watched while half asleep
     
  43. Clown Baby

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    I recommend everyone do this because there were a dozen plus little nods that otherwise make no sense.
     
  44. zeberdee

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    I'm completely in the dark on the story and want to stay that way.
     
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  45. pez

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    I go back and forth on this. Its 30 years later so it’s a completely different story. This series should be pretty stand alone. But on the other hand big things like Jeremy Irons to little things like raining squid only really make sense in the greater context of the world.
     
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    Was waiting on the teacher to give the awkward that’s all the time we have for Mrs Bakery during the show and tell intestinal surgery speech
     
  47. pez

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    The movie isn’t great as but it’s a quick watch. So it might give you some feel.

    I’m not sure I’d go reading up on the original though. That would just ruin it. You’re better off reading the graphic novel as it’s great. /booksnob
     
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