Posted on Monday, November 10th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
Leaks from a test screening last month left hard core fans upset that the ending of the Watchmen movie adaptation was different than the one Alan Moore had written in the comic books. Zack Snyder finally responds to the online criticism on Dark Horizons.
Start of Possible Spoilers
“The squid was not in the movie when I got the script, the squid was never in any draft that I saw. My point is only that there was this elegant solution to the squid problem that I kind of embraced. I’m a fan of the thing as much as anyone, I was saying what are we going to do about this before I even read the script,” said Snyder. “The fans, god love ‘em, they’re all up in arms about the squid. What they should be up in arms about are things like shooting the pregnant woman, ‘God is real and he’s American’, whether THAT’s in the movie. That’s my point of view, maybe I’m crazy.”
End of Spoilers
“The one thing that was cool was that anyone who had read the graphic novel who was at the screening rated the film ‘excellent’, for me I’m like ‘I’m done’.”
Snyder confirmed that he only shot one ending to the film, ending rumors that the ending that was screening in Portland was one of a couple choices. Also, the second trailer that will be attached to Quantum of Solace features “a little bit more story” that will give you “a sense of the characters plight – ‘we were supposed to make the world a better place… what happened to the American Dream’”. He also confirmed a third trailer will be released early next year. Could it be attached to Friday the 13th in February?