‘Watchmen’ Star Patrick Wilson Wants To Reprise Nite Owl Role

Patrick Wilson, who played Nite Owl in Zack Snyder's 2009 Watchmen adaptation, is heavily interested in returning to the role.

2018 marks the start of a fresh beginning for the Watchmen, with HBO and Damon Lindelof creating a television show based on the property.

The last time audiences saw the Watchmen in live-action was in Zack Snyder’s 2009 movie. While the film was met with mixed reception, with critics on both sides being vocal, most came to the conclusion that the film was perfectly cast.

Speaking with Yahoo Movies, Patrick Wilson, who played Nite Owl, revealed that he’d be interested in returning to the role:

“It was such a joy shooting that movie, I wanted there to be more of them, I’ve wanted to play Dan again. I certainly think we’re all more age appropriate now!”

It’s unlikely that a sequel to the film will come out, especially with the property finding a home on the premium cable channel HBO. However, Wilson hasn’t received any calls from the channel or Lindelof:

“There’s never been one conversation, I’m sure they want to stay as far away from us as possible but I love Damon Lindelof I’m so excited to see what they will do. I’d love to play [Dan] now but no there’s been no talk, I’m just a fan like you are.”

It’s quite annoying that Patrick Wilson was never able to reprise the role of Nite Owl, but fans can expect to see him take on a villainous role in Aquaman, where he’ll be playing Orm, the half-brother to Arthur Curry.

Source: Yahoo Movies