Damon Lindelof knows Alan Moore won’t be a fan of HBO’s Watchmen, but feels like he’s channeling the writer’s spirit by defying his wishes!
HBO’s upcoming Watchmen series debuted a new trailer over the San Diego Comic weekend, which teased the return of Doctor Manhattan, a conspiracy, and more. While speaking at the Television Critics Association, Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof had nothing but positive things to say about original author Alan Moore by calling him a genius.
Damon Lindelof continued saying that Alan Moore doesn’t want to be associated with the upcoming HBO show in any way, shape or form. However, Damon Lindelof then went on to say that he feels like he is channeling Alan Moore’s “rebellious spirit” by making the HBO show regardless of what he says:
“He would say, ‘F–k you. I’m doing it anyway… so I’m channeling the spirit of Alan Moore to tell Alan Moore, ‘F–k you. I’m doing it anyway.’”
Later on, Damon Lindelof talked a bit about the inevitable mixed response that fans would have to the upcoming television show. He states that whether or not the show feels like Watchmen is on the individual and that some people will have different reactions to it:
“Whether or not the show feels like it’s ‘Watchmen’ is in the eye of the beholder. Some people who have an intense relationship with the source material might say, ‘This feels like ‘Watchmen’ to me,’ others might say, ‘This is an aberration and I wish it never existed.’”
Alan Moore has, of course, been famously dismissive of adaptations. He’s stated that the intent for many of these books was to show what the comic medium was capable of and not specifically made for adaptations of other mediums. But, from the sound of things, Damon Lindelof is going to try to bring some of that energy to Watchmen!
What do you all make of this? Are you looking forward to HBO’s upcoming Watchmen series? Do you trust Alan Moore’s iconic work in Damon Lindelof’s hands? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
The HBO Watchmen series is the second time the Watchmen story has received a live-action adaptation. The first was Zack Snyder’s Watchmen film in 2009. With an episodic series this time, Damon Lindelof and HBO are looking to expand on the story that the film told in a little under three hours.
Damon Lindelof serves as an executive producer alongside Nicole Kassell, Tom Spezialy, Stephen Williams, and Joseph Iberti. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will compose the score for the show.
Here is the official synopsis for HBO’s Watchmen:
Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.
Watchmen stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and James Wolk. The series is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.
Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen debuts in fall 2019 on HBO.
‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle
Following its brief appearance in last week's episode, concept art for Titans' Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman's iconic vehicle.
The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:
Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!
The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!
When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.
Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.