Back in September, HBO was in talks to create an adaption of the beloved Alan Moore comic Watchmen with Damon Lindelof as its showrunner. While the show hasn’t been officially greenlit, Lindelof, who previously created Lost and The Leftovers, has been busy working on the show, which has high expectations from fans.
On Saturday, Lindelof broke his silence on Watchmen and discussed the show publicly for the first time at an event held by Vulture. In the conversation, Lindelof spoke about what intrigued him to adapt the comic:
“Watchmen – it was dangerous. And you can’t be dangerous for dangerous’ sake, but the reason that I’m doing this is these are dangerous times, and we need dangerous shows. … What we think about superheroes is wrong. I love the Marvel movies and we saw Justice League this morning and I’m all for Wonder Woman and Batman and I grew up on these characters, but we should not trust people who put on masks and say that they are looking out for us. If you hide your face, you are up to no good.”
Alan Moore, the man behind the comic, is adamantly against any sort of adaption or reinterpretation of his characters, but Lindelof believes it’s a duty of his to his bring the comic back into the limelight, thanks to the weird, crushing political time we’re in:
“He most certainly doesn’t want us to be doing this and we’re trying to find a way to do it that honors him … That comic was written in the mid-80s. It is more timely now, in 2018, 2019, whenever the show airs, if it airs, that it needs to be told. For a superhero junkie, I’ve never done a superhero movie or a superhero TV show, and now is the time.’”
There’s no current timeframe on when Watchmen will air (or if it will at all) but stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news!
6 Books Brian Michael Bendis Should Write For DC
Brian Michael Bendis, the architect of the modern Marvel Universe, has finally jumped ship. The man who created Miles Morales and even wrote the post-credits scene in Iron Man has signed an exclusive contract with DC. While no details about the deal have been set, rumors are circling around the internet as to what he will do. It’s likely that Bendis will help his old friend Geoff Johns retool DC Entertainment as they expand their characters into other forms of media. But, at the end of the day, Bendis is a comic book writer and there’s no doubt in my mind that he will be announced as the writer on at least one new book coming from the publisher.
Bendis, who has written everything from Jessica Jones to The Avengers and even the Guardians of the Galaxy, is a detail oriented story teller. The buildup to series like House of M and Secret Invasion took years as he deftly weaved in hints that teased audiences about just what he had in mind. Similarly, Scott Snyder, the mastermind behind the current DC event Metal, is a meticulous plotter who weaved clues about his vision throughout years of storytelling. Now that the two are in the same sandbox, there’s no telling what DC can achieve! There are so many characters that Bendis can put his personal touch on once he begins working at DC, but there are a few books that come to mind first.
Hit Next to find out which books Brian Michael Bendis should write when he finally jumps over to DC!