The Watchmen movie proves you can be faithful to a comic and still miss its whole damn point

In a lot of ways, Watchmen, the comic series that Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons started publishing in 1986, is a story about the folly of human ambition. It’s about superheroes, and yet there are no actual heroes in the book, super or otherwise. The characters dress up in masks and costumes to serve as forces of good,…

Jeremy Irons is apparently old Ozymandias in HBO's Watchmen

We’ve known for months that Jeremy Irons will be in HBO’s Watchmen TV pilot, which is supposedly an “alternative reality” from the one depicted in the comic and takes place after that story, but all we knew was that he’d be playing an “aging and imperious lord of a British manor.” Now, it sounds like we might not have…

Mad Men’s Bob Benson to escape meme fame as a series regular on HBO’s Watchmen

James Wolk has been in a lot of things. The guy’s had roles in Billions, Shameless, Political Animals, Zoo, and something called Tell Me A Story that mixes fairy tales with Trump (don’t ask). But no one associates his name with those shows. Instead, Wolk’s career has been linked to three small words, the now-universal…

Our first look at HBO's Watchmen is this weird-ass clip of a cop with a yellow mask

Not counting casting announcements, the only thing we’ve seen from HBO’s “alternative reality” version of Watchmen were some leaked set photos that featured references to the “squid” that destroys New York at the end of the comic and a newspaper headline about the death of Adrian Veidt (the original story’s secret…

Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons specifically says HBO's version is an "alternative reality"

Damon Lindelof has said that the Watchmen TV show he’s making for HBO is a “remixed” version of the story rather than a direct adaptation or sequel, but that always seemed like code for “we’re telling a Watchmen story but please don’t get mad at us for changing things.” That being said, some set photos indicated that…

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to compose the score for HBO's Watchmen

Zack Snyder’s Watchmen movie had a memorable soundtrack, with some direct lifts from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ original comic combined with My Chemical Romance covering “Desolation Row,” but HBO’s Watchmen sequel thing is going to go in a direction with a lot more droning industrial music. According to /Film, Trent…

Watchmen set photos include some surprising reveals for HBO's TV version  

HBO has been very secretive about its Watchmen TV adaptation/sequel thing, with Damon Lindelof noting in a very lengthy Instagram post that it will be more of a “remixed” take than anything else, but some set photos obtained by /Film seem to have revealed a whole lot about the project. Like, so much so that it might…

Dear Watchmen fans: Damon Lindelof is sorry (but also please watch his show)

It’s been almost a year since HBO cheerfully waded into the world of comic book sacrilege, announcing that it was working with The Leftovers’ Damon Lindelof on a TV adaptation of Alan Moore and David Gibbons’ Watchmen, still the sacred text for a certain breed of “comic books are art” fanatic. That’s enough time for…

The Leftovers’ Nicole Kassell to direct HBO’s Watchmen pilot

There will be a mini-Leftovers reunion on the set of HBO’s Watchmen series—according to The Hollywood Reporter, Nicole Kassell will direct the pilot episode of Damon Lindelof’s adaptation. She will also executive produce the series, which has no start or release date yet, along with Lindelof’s WBTV-based White Rabbit …

Jackie Earle Haley discusses The Tick, Watchmen, and fighting injustice

Jackie Earle Haley has had a long, diverse career: his early voice work, his pivotal role as The Bad News Bears’ star player Kelly Leak, his turn as Rorschach in Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Watchmen, and most recently starring as The Terror in Amazon’s The Tick. More than his IMDB credits, he’s also a joy to be…

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