Patrick Wilson, who played Daniel Dreiberg/Nite Owl II in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen film shares his thoughts on Damon Lindelof’s new series of the same name now airing on HBO.
No stranger to the world of DC Comics thanks to his roles in both Watchmen and Aquaman as Nite Owl and Orm respectively, Patrick Wilson revealed that he’s been caught up with HBO’s Watchmen series and is enthralled by it.
You can read Patrick Wilson’s thoughts on the new series down below, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter:
“I have! When the guy comes on and his name’s Judd, I’m like, ‘Well, he’s not long for this world.’ (Laughs.) Unfortunately, when you know the score like I do, you’re like, ‘Okay, poor Judd is about to die.’ I’m loving it; I’ve seen every episode. Of course, I was curious because I had such reverence and love not only for the graphic novel and film, but the experience of making the movie. The friends of mine in that cast are some of the greatest people I’ve worked with. I have such a warm feeling for Watchmen. So, I was all keyed up to watch it, and then, in one of those trailers, I saw Archie, my ship, as I call it. It was not drawn for me, but I take ownership… (Laughs.) I thought, ‘Oh my God, who’s flying that thing?’ I just love watching Jean. Obviously, I did Fargo with Jean, but another one of my favorite little movies that I did was Barry Munday, and Jean played my mom. I love her, and I thought she was fantastic last week. I can’t wait to watch her and Regina (King) go toe-to-toe. It’s great.”
It’s refreshing to hear that even after a decade removed from the release of the film adaptation of Watchmen, Patrick Wilson remains reverent not only to the film and his cast, but also to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ graphic novel. It’s also refreshing to hear that Patrick Wilson really enjoys this new take on the iconic graphic novel.
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Here is the official 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. 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.
Watchmen airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.