History Trivia / Watchmen

10th Jun '17 10:51:51 AM nombretomado
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* NamesTheSame: The second season of ''TheWire'' also features a company called "Pyramid Delivery". In both works, the company turns out to be a front set up by the BigBad ([[spoiler: Adrian Veidt]] and The Greek, respectively).

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* NamesTheSame: The second season of ''TheWire'' ''Series/TheWire'' also features a company called "Pyramid Delivery". In both works, the company turns out to be a front set up by the BigBad ([[spoiler: Adrian Veidt]] and The Greek, respectively).
29th May '17 11:37:36 AM JulianLapostat
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* DisownedAdaptation: Zack Snyder once said that the best-case scenario of ever getting Alan Moore to watch his movie was that there might come one odd day where Moore accidentally puts the DVD into his player and turns it off after a second. Moore replied to this by saying Snyder was giving the movie too much credit.

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* DisownedAdaptation: Zack Snyder once said that the best-case scenario of ever getting Alan Moore to watch his movie was that there might come one odd day where Moore accidentally puts the DVD into his player in his home in London and turns it off after a second. Moore replied to this by saying Snyder was giving the movie too much credit.mocking Snyder's BritainIsOnlyLondon attitude (he's been living in Northampton for most of his life).
29th May '17 11:36:05 AM JulianLapostat
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* CreatorBacklash: As part of his continuing vendetta with DC Comics, Moore put a hex on the film, literally. It worked as well as hexes [[RealityEnsues ever do]].

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* CreatorBacklash: As part of his continuing vendetta with DC Comics, Moore put a hex on the film, literally. It worked as well as hexes [[RealityEnsues ever do]].do]], though Moore did enjoy gloating over the film's box-office failure.
1st Mar '17 7:15:23 PM nombretomado
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** Aside from Creator/TerryGilliam, Creator/DarrenAronofsky, Paul Greengrass and DavidHayter were all attached to direct at various points. Gilliam had [[Script/{{Watchmen}} a screenplay written by Sam Hamm]] (writer of Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'') to work with, while the others had one by Hayter himself. Much like the final film and more so than Hamm's, Hayter's treatment was pretty faithful, more prone to simplifying or cutting things out rather than changing them. However, it was set in the then-present day (2005), Laurie's alias was changed to "Slingshot" (Dr. Manhattan gives her the power to shoot energy balls), and the ending is changed even further than it was for the final film. [[spoiler: The squid is also replaced, this time by a solar energy beam. More importantly, Nite Owl changes his mind about compromising and (barely) defeats and kills Ozymandias, since [[AndThisIsFor "that's what Rorschach would've done."]]. Well, having worked on ''Franchise/MetalGear'' really makes your mind go places.]] Though, according to Hayter, he actually managed to get the approval of Creator/AlanMoore concerning his version of the screenplay.

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** Aside from Creator/TerryGilliam, Creator/DarrenAronofsky, Paul Greengrass and DavidHayter Creator/DavidHayter were all attached to direct at various points. Gilliam had [[Script/{{Watchmen}} a screenplay written by Sam Hamm]] (writer of Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'') to work with, while the others had one by Hayter himself. Much like the final film and more so than Hamm's, Hayter's treatment was pretty faithful, more prone to simplifying or cutting things out rather than changing them. However, it was set in the then-present day (2005), Laurie's alias was changed to "Slingshot" (Dr. Manhattan gives her the power to shoot energy balls), and the ending is changed even further than it was for the final film. [[spoiler: The squid is also replaced, this time by a solar energy beam. More importantly, Nite Owl changes his mind about compromising and (barely) defeats and kills Ozymandias, since [[AndThisIsFor "that's what Rorschach would've done."]]. Well, having worked on ''Franchise/MetalGear'' really makes your mind go places.]] Though, according to Hayter, he actually managed to get the approval of Creator/AlanMoore concerning his version of the screenplay.
10th Feb '17 4:32:39 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorBacklash: Alan Moore does not like the idea of the ''[[{{Prequel}} Before Watchmen]]'' comics, and refused to read them or watch the film adaptation. Dave Gibbons, on the other hand, was more open to the idea of prequels, even wishing the new team of writers and artists well; however, he insists that to him, these aren't canon at all, but merely derivative work.

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* CreatorBacklash: Alan Moore Creator/AlanMoore does not like the idea of the ''[[{{Prequel}} Before Watchmen]]'' comics, and refused to read them or watch the film adaptation. Dave Gibbons, on the other hand, was more open to the idea of prequels, even wishing the new team of writers and artists well; however, he insists that to him, these aren't canon at all, but merely derivative work.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/JudeLaw was cast as Ozymandias, and was attached to the role late enough in preproduction that his likeness is clearly recognizable in the character's [[http://i43.tinypic.com/344sfoh.jpg costume sketch]]. Law's reasons for dropping out remain unknown, and he was replaced by the then-relatively unknown Matthew Goode instead, in keeping with the idea that the story should be a bigger star than the actors involved.
** Jude Law had also expressed interest in playing Rorschach.
** TomCruise as Dr. Manhattan, Creator/RonPerlman as the Comedian, Creator/TerryGilliam directing...the list goes on and on.
*** [[{{Script/Watchmen}} An early script]] had Creator/RobinWilliams attached as Rorschach, Creator/KevinCostner as Ozymandias, and Gary Busey as the Comedian. Then again, this script also featured an almost gratuitous GainaxEnding, and was played for ''comedy'', so it's probably a good thing this never happened...
** Aside from Creator/TerryGilliam, Creator/DarrenAronofsky, Paul Greengrass and DavidHayter were all attached to direct at various points. Gilliam had [[Script/{{Watchmen}} a screenplay written by Sam Hamm]] (writer of [[Creator/TimBurton Tim Burton's]] ''Batman'') to work with, while the others had one by Hayter himself. Much like the final film and more so than Hamm's, Hayter's treatment was pretty faithful, more prone to simplifying or cutting things out rather than changing them. However, it was set in the then-present day (2005), Laurie's alias was changed to "Slingshot" (Dr. Manhattan gives her the power to shoot energy balls), and the ending is changed even further than it was for the final film. [[spoiler: The squid is also replaced, this time by a solar energy beam. More importantly, Nite Owl changes his mind about compromising and (barely) defeats and kills Ozymandias, since [[AndThisIsFor "that's what Rorschach would've done."]]. Well, having worked on Franchise/MetalGear really makes your mind go places.]] Though, according to Hayter, he actually managed to get the approval of Alan Moore concerning his version of the screenplay.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Creator/JudeLaw was cast as Ozymandias, and was attached to the role late enough in preproduction that his likeness is clearly recognizable in the character's [[http://i43.tinypic.com/344sfoh.jpg costume sketch]]. Law's reasons for dropping out remain unknown, and he was replaced by the then-relatively unknown Matthew Goode instead, in keeping with the idea that the story should be a bigger star than the actors involved.
** Jude Law had also expressed interest in playing Rorschach.
** TomCruise Creator/TomCruise as Dr. Manhattan, Creator/RonPerlman as the Comedian, Creator/TerryGilliam directing...the list goes on and on.
*** [[{{Script/Watchmen}} An early script]] had Creator/RobinWilliams attached as Rorschach, Creator/KevinCostner as Ozymandias, and Gary Busey Creator/GaryBusey as the Comedian. Then again, this script also featured an almost gratuitous GainaxEnding, and was played for ''comedy'', so it's probably a good thing this never happened...
** Aside from Creator/TerryGilliam, Creator/DarrenAronofsky, Paul Greengrass and DavidHayter were all attached to direct at various points. Gilliam had [[Script/{{Watchmen}} a screenplay written by Sam Hamm]] (writer of [[Creator/TimBurton Tim Burton's]] ''Batman'') Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'') to work with, while the others had one by Hayter himself. Much like the final film and more so than Hamm's, Hayter's treatment was pretty faithful, more prone to simplifying or cutting things out rather than changing them. However, it was set in the then-present day (2005), Laurie's alias was changed to "Slingshot" (Dr. Manhattan gives her the power to shoot energy balls), and the ending is changed even further than it was for the final film. [[spoiler: The squid is also replaced, this time by a solar energy beam. More importantly, Nite Owl changes his mind about compromising and (barely) defeats and kills Ozymandias, since [[AndThisIsFor "that's what Rorschach would've done."]]. Well, having worked on Franchise/MetalGear ''Franchise/MetalGear'' really makes your mind go places.]] Though, according to Hayter, he actually managed to get the approval of Alan Moore Creator/AlanMoore concerning his version of the screenplay.
1st Feb '17 4:54:14 AM Lloigor
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* GenreKiller: It is perceived as killing off the goofier, more idealistic [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] type stories for some time, even if as critic Lance Parkin notes that it's actually closer in visual style to that era than the GrimDark books that would follow.

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* GenreKiller: It is perceived as killing off the goofier, more idealistic [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] type stories for some time, even if if, as critic Lance Parkin notes notes, that it's actually closer in visual style to that era than the GrimDark books that would follow.
31st Dec '16 4:46:02 PM TheBigBopper
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* RealitySubtext: The sudden surge of superheroes during World War II, decline in the late 40s and 50s, and resurgence in the 60s was meant to reflect the popularity of superhero comic books during the 20th century.

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* RealitySubtext: The sudden surge of superheroes during World War II, decline in the late 40s and 50s, and resurgence in the 60s was meant to reflect the fluctuating popularity of superhero comic books during the 20th century.
12th Dec '16 7:59:56 PM KJMackley
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** Patrick Wilson gained 25 pounds to portray the older and out of shape Dan.
4th Nov '16 2:35:45 PM KJMackley
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* ApprovalOfGod: Dave Gibbons had some interaction with the cast and crew, and was very impressed with the level of detail to the sets, sometimes not realizing a particular detail was taken directly from his art.
6th Aug '16 12:22:15 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* [[RenamedTropes Former Namer]]: YouAreTooLate, which used to be 35MinutesAgo.

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* [[RenamedTropes Former Namer]]: YouAreTooLate, which used to be 35MinutesAgo.ThirtyFiveMinutesAgo.
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