Watchmen curse

This Sunday night, HBO will premiere Watchmen, Damon Lindelof‘s live-action continuation of a story that began in the pages of a comic written by famed comic writer Alan Moore. Moore, who’s one of the biggest names in comics with credits like as WatchmenV for VendettaBatman: The Killing Joke, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to his name, is a practicing occultist and magician who is notoriously unhappy to see any of his work adapted by anyone else, and in a new interview, Lindelof says he’s convinced that Moore actually put a “magical curse” on him because he made this new Watchmen show. Read More »

watchmen featurette

Who would say no to a tour of the Watchmen set from its Oscar-winning star Regina King? Not us. In anticipation of the HBO comic book series’ premiere in just a few days, a Watchmen behind the scenes featurette gives us a tour of the elaborate sets of the series. Well, some of them. Well, maybe one of them. Like the rest of the show, the Watchmen set is being kept under a tight lock, and King is forbidden by executive producer Damon Lindelof from showing more of the series than she needs to. Watch the Watchmen behind the scenes featurette below.

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Watchmen review

How do you solve a problem like Watchmen? The graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons remains iconic, but it’s already been the subject of a questionable film adaptation that attempted to copy the panels and splash pages shot for shot, angle for angle, color for color, and yet failed to genuinely encapsulate what made the book so special.

Rather than attempt to re-adapt the seemingly unadaptable, Damon Lindelof has instead opted for something altogether different: a sequel series. This could’ve backfired, yet Lindelof and his team have done the impossible – they’ve captured the superhero deconstruction elements that stood out in Moore and Gibbons’ work while also expanding on their world-building. The end result is destined to be one of the year’s most compelling shows.

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Want to see some of the alternate suits that Spidey almost wore in Spider-Man: Far From Home? Will the Titans pop up on Crisis on Infinite Earths after all? Is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje coming back as Killer Croc for The Suicide Squad? How much money will Gary Glitter get for his song appearing in Joker? What Batman 1989 cast member is actually appearing in Crisis on Infinite Earths? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Tick-tock. Time is of the essence for Damon Lindelof‘s upcoming Watchmen series, which continues the story of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons‘ groundbreaking 1986 graphic novel. Set in modern day, the HBO Watchmen series imagines what would happen in the aftermath of the world-shattering event at the end of the original graphic novel. Maybe Robert Redford would run for president and win? Maybe police officers would start wearing masks to protect their own identities? Maybe a new legion of vigilantes would rise up in the face of racially-motivated terrorists?

The possibilities are endless, but Lindelof, who created, executive produces, and writes the series, wanted to focus on a very specific story that would be told in nine episodes

“It’s my very, very expensive bit of fanfic,” Lindelof joked at the Watchmen New York Comic-Con 2019 panel, where he confirmed that the HBO superhero series is set to run for only one nine-episode season. “The comics have a beginning, middle, and an end,” Lindelof said. “So does the first season.”

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watchmen pilot first reactions

The Watchmen pilot has screened at New York Comic-Con, and even though everyone was told to not tweet about it, everyone is tweeting about it anyway. So there are two common threads here: people saying, “I’m not allowed to talk about this!”, followed by those same people saying, “…but, wow!” In other words: the pilot is apparently great, but that’s all you’re going to get out of people for now. See some of the Watchmen pilot first reactions below.  Read More »

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Are you ready for a female-centric spin-off of Arrow? Have you gotten your Joker tickets yet? What embarrassing Spider-Man photo from Homecoming reappeared in Far From Home? What did Steve Jobs tell Bob Iger about Iron Man 2 after seeing it in theaters? How did Zach Galifianakis mock Brie Larson‘s role as Captain Marvel? Which Batman villain inspired Zendaya‘s dress at the Emmys? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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