‘Watchmen’ Showrunner Damon Lindelof Likens Donald Trump To Ozymandias

Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof shared a new photo comparing President Donald Trump to Ozymandias.

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump has been heavily criticized for his handling of the crisis and his constant insistence on being praised for successfully managing the situation, despite there being strong arguments to the contrary. Of course, these tantrums have come to be expected from the U.S. President, who frequently boasts about his own intelligence, and now Watchmen series showrunner Damon Lindelof has joined in on the criticism of Donald Trump.

In a post on his official Instagram account, Damon Lindelof shared an edited photo of Donald Trump wearing the Ozymandias costume with a caption reading, “I know you don’t want to wear a mask, Mr. President… but since you claim to be the smartest man in the world, this one seemed fitting.” For those unfamiliar with the Watchmen mythos, Ozymandias is the alter-ego of Adrian Veidt, a costumed crime-fighter gifted with a genius-level intellect, who secretly launched a series of alien squid attacks in order to unite the nations of the world and avert a nuclear war. In the Watchmen series, which is set years after the events of the comics, the role of Ozymandias was portrayed by Jeremy Irons.

Check out the post below to see Damon Lindelof’s photo of Donald Trump in the Ozymandias costume.

What do you make Lindelof comparing Donald Trump to Ozymandias? Let us know in the comments section below.

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 aired on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.

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