Damon Lindelof, creator of HBO’s Watchmen confirms that a certain element of the acclaimed series is not meant to throw shade at Zack Snyder’s 2009 film.
The element in question refers to the “American Hero Story,” a show-within-a-show that includes sequences of hyper-stylized violence and even some slow motion cinematography – both of which are staples of Zack Snyder’s films including his Watchmen adaptation. Some viewers interpreted the styles on display in “American Hero Story” as a jab at Zack Snyder’s film, to which Damon Lindelof outright denies.
Here’s what Damon Lindelof told Variety:
“I will always take responsibility for when I’m winking or insulting or trolling. There was no intentionality on my part to make fun of or take a shot at or troll Zack Snyder’s ‘Watchmen’ movie. I have a tremendous amount of affection for for Zack’s movie and for Zack himself. And I feel like if anything, the challenge of doing ‘Watchmen’ as a straight-up adaptation in the body of a three-hour movie is near impossible, and he did about as good of a job as anyone can.”
It appears that Damon Lindelof has nothing but affection for Zack Snyder’s Watchmen and anyone who thought that he was subtly dissing the 2009 film were mistaken.
What do you make of Damon Lindelof’s comments here? When watching the series, did you ever believe that the “American Hero Story” was poking fun at Zack Snyder’s film? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen series.
Here is the synopsis for 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.
Watchmen airs on Sundays at 9:00 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.