Thursday, 26 July 2007
Comic-Con 2007: Watchmen casting
To be honest, I never thought Watchmen would ever happen. There have been so many disappointments down the years regarding this project and while I'm psyched to see what Zach Synder's going to do with it, there's a part of me that would still like to have seen the Paul Greengrass version. Still, one should be grateful that they're actually making the thing, and after weeks of casting speculation the first official announcement has been made. Namely: Billy Crudup (Dr Manhattan), Patrick Wilson (Nite Owl), Matthew Goode (Ozymandias), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Comedian), Jackie Earle Haley (Rorschach) and Malin Akerman (The Silk Spectre). Considering earlier reports had Keanu Reeves, Tom Cruise and Jude Law down for parts, it looks like Synder's preference is to spend his money on screen rather than in massive pay cheques.