Watchmen 2 in development!?

source: 010409.com

Unbelievable. Warners have green lit a sequel to Zack Snyder‘s adaptation of Watchmen.

In a move that is sure to shock fans of Alan Moore’s masterwork, the studio today announced that an original story would be developed to follow on from the events of Watchmen 1.

Tentatively titled Watchmen 2: Still Watching, the film will supposedly focus on Dr. Manhattan, who has created a new life form on Mars. When his alien civilisation decides to invade Earth, Silk Spectre and Nite Owl must re-don their costumes and convince Manhattan to call off his alien hordes.

Zack Snyder will not return to direct, due to the relative financial disappointment of the first film. Warner’s will bring in Fantastic Four helmer Tim Story to take charge.

The entire cast of the original will return however, as they are contracted for two sequels. Warners announced that The Comedian would return in new flashbacks, one in which includes a trip to Alcoholics Anonymous that ends in bloodshed.

The announcement of a sequel is a surprise, as the film has only just made back its budget in its fourth week of release.

The budget of the sequel is expected to land around $80 million, and Warners have assured audiences that the runtime will come in under two hours.

Alan Moore has not made any official comment yet.

2 Responses to “Watchmen 2 in development!?”

  1. This is a joke, right? April fools?I didn’t think people believed in that crap anymore, which is why i am so unsure and perhaps this could be true? If it is, its a crying shame!

  2. Sssssh, don’t give them any ideas.

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