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09 Mar 2009 10:08


Culture: In this era of sequelitis, don’t count on another “Watchmen”

  • But why? “Watchmen,” which already carried a rep of being a fairly hard-to-translate comic book film (and many critics think they didn’t succeed, either), didn’t have a sequel in comic book form. It’s unlikely to have one in film form, either, even though it did OK (but not amazing) at the box office. Furthermore, the stars, while not against the idea, don’t think there’s really a good way a sequel could be made.
  • The director: Not interested The cast and crew seems pretty much against the idea of a “Watchmen” sequel themselves. “I know that I wouldn’t have anything to do with it,” director Zack Snyder noted to the New York Times. He went further to criticize superhero sequelitis: “The attitude toward comic books, they show their hand a little bit. They would never say that about a real novelist, but they would about a comic book.” source