Damon Lindelof opened up about a potential Watchmen season two and tackling other comic book properties in a recent interview.
Spoilers ahead for HBO’s Watchmen!
The finale for Watchmen aired last night on HBO and seems to has stirred a debate on whether the series should continue. The last shot of the Watchmen finale showed Angela Abar attempting to walk on water after Doctor Manhattan seemingly givers her his powers in the form of an egg. The scene cuts to black before we see what happens, but many want to see Angela’s story continue in a Watchmen season two.
Damon Lindelof has been saying for quite sometime that everything was put into this season of Watchmen. Even after the finale, it seems Damon Lindelof doesn’t know where a season two would go at the moment. While speaking with Variety, Damon Lindelof talked about a possible Watchmen second season and a meeting with HBO:
I’ll say it’s still too early to answer that question. Right now the space that HBO is in and that I’m in is we’re asking the question, Should there be another season of “Watchmen”? And if there should be another season, what would it be? I’m not saying I don’t want to do it, or it shouldn’t exist. I’m just saying, Boy, every idea that I had went into this season of “Watchmen.” I’m going to put up my antenna, see if it’s receiving anything. If it’s not receiving anything in a reasonable period of time — and I’ll just say off the top of my head, it feels completely and totally arbitrary, but like a couple of months doesn’t feel unreasonable, you know, January, February, maybe March — then I think we move on to your question, which is, if not me, then who?
Because I actually do agree with HBO that this should be a continuing series. Maybe it’ll continue in a year or two, maybe they’ll continue it in four years or whatever, but I want to see more “Watchmen.” I always said to them, I do see “Watchmen” as “Fargo,” as “True Detective.” They were ongoing anthology shows, but each season had a design with a beginning, middle and end that allowed subsequent seasons to feature entirely different characters, or even be set in entirely different time periods. That’s why I think HBO is calling it an ongoing series. I didn’t say to them, “Guys, this is going to be nine episodes, and it’s going to be like ‘Chernobyl,’ and then we should just walk away.” And so it’s unfair for me now to say, I’m changing the rules.
I do think that there has to be space for private, personal conversations that happen between HBO and I. My guess is some of those conversations are going to start happening this week, and I probably won’t be sharing them with the press. I don’t think it’s appropriate to do so. But I can tell you, at this moment in time that you and I are talking, I haven’t said anything to you that I haven’t said HBO, and vice versa.
Due to the success of Watchmen, some are hoping Damon Lindelof takes on another comic book property. The Watchmen showrunner had this to say:
Wow. Right now it feels like the answer is no, I shouldn’t do that. But a couple years from now, anything can change. I’m fascinated by these myths. There are many characters inside the canon of superheroes, and even more characters inside the canon of comic books, that interest me. And if you had asked me four years ago if I was going to do “Watchmen,” I would have said, “No, I’m not, I’m never going to do it and I shouldn’t do it, and no one else should do it.” And here we are. There are Marvel and DC properties that I’m a massive fan of, and were they to be offered unto to me, they could potentially be tempting. But right now at this moment in time I feel like there’s other stuff that I want to tell stories about than superheroes.
What are you thoughts on Damon Lindelof’s comments? Would you like to see a Watchmen season two? Is there another comic book property you would like to see Damon Lindelof do? Comment below!
Here is the synopsis for Damon Lindelof’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.
‘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.