History Trivia / Watchmen

16th Apr '18 5:42:40 AM BeastC
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* WriterRevolt: The executives wanted a steamy sex scene. Zack Snyder and crew placated by accentuating it with Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".
22nd Mar '18 5:50:32 AM GriffinPilgrim
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* IAmNotShazam: It's often thought that the second-generation supergroup is called "The Watchmen". They're not called anything because there isn't really a group. The second-generation group that Captain Metropolis ''tried'' to found would have been called "The Crimebusters". It ''is'' true in TheFilmOfTheBook, though.

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* IAmNotShazam: It's often thought that the second-generation supergroup is called "The Watchmen". They're not called anything because there isn't really a group. The second-generation group that Captain Metropolis ''tried'' to found would have been called "The Crimebusters". It ''is'' true in TheFilmOfTheBook, though.though even there the group never actually formed.
3rd Feb '18 9:03:20 PM nombretomado
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* [[RenamedTropes Former Namer]]: YouAreTooLate, which used to be ThirtyFiveMinutesAgo.

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* [[RenamedTropes Former Namer]]: Administrivia/FormerTropeNamer: YouAreTooLate, which used to be ThirtyFiveMinutesAgo.
1st Feb '18 8:35:29 PM costanton11
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** Also JackieEarleHaley, who has naturally dark hair, as redhead Rorschach.

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** Also JackieEarleHaley, Creator/JackieEarleHaley, who has naturally dark hair, as redhead Rorschach.
15th Nov '17 6:56:48 PM BeastC
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** As for the original comic itself, Alan Moore regrets that this book helped usher in UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, admitting that he was undergoing a CreatorBreakdown while writing it.
13th Nov '17 5:17:35 AM TitoMosquito
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*** One source say it would have taken place on Earth-Four if the Charlton characters were used.
15th Oct '17 1:07:12 AM TitoMosquito
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** Sam Hamm version: [[spoiler: Ozymandias is vaporized, leaving only a pair of boots behind.]]
** David Hayter version: [[spoiler: Nite-Owl stabs and kills him with his "owlrang".]]
** Alex Tse version: [[spoiler: Ozymandias is crushed by Nite-Owl's ship and bleeds to death. His body is then set aflame by the ship's afterburners as it leaves Karnak.]]

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** *** Sam Hamm version: [[spoiler: Ozymandias is vaporized, leaving only a pair of boots behind.]]
** *** David Hayter version: [[spoiler: Nite-Owl stabs and kills him with his "owlrang".]]
** *** Alex Tse version: [[spoiler: Ozymandias is crushed by Nite-Owl's ship and bleeds to death. His body is then set aflame by the ship's afterburners as it leaves Karnak.]]
9th Oct '17 10:03:44 AM BeastC
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* DearNegativeReader: If you hated the movie (especially before you've seen it), you can all [[MemeticMutation line up and suck Matthew Goode's dick because he doesn't give a fuck.]]
9th Oct '17 1:31:23 AM JulianLapostat
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* CreatorBacklash: 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.

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* CreatorBacklash: 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. [[http://screenrant.com/watchmen-sequel-doomsday-clock-dave-gibbons-not-intested/ Gibbons also states that he is utterly indifferent to]] ''ComicBook/DoomsdayClock'' and that he categorically will not read them and that the interviewer should consider himself lucky that he got more than a "No comment" out of him.
9th Oct '17 1:29:07 AM JulianLapostat
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* CommonKnowledge:
** It is common knowledge that ''Watchmen'' only exists because Moore couldn't do the story with Charlton Comics creations. In fact, as Moore pointed out, his original plan involved MLJ Heroes published by Archie Comics, with The Shield slated to be the murder victim that brings the heroes together. Moore turned to Charlton when DC didn't have the rights for the MLJ heroes, and the only reason Moore wanted to adapt previously existing characters was for similar reasons as ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}'' (namely that he wanted the characters, however obscure, to have a history and legacy that would make his treatment of them really tragic). Moore noted that once he started work on ''Watchmen'', he rapidly stepped away from the Charlton-MLJ-related concept.
** Likewise, it is common to assume that ''Watchmen'' killed off the goofier, more idealistic [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] type stories for some time, nevermind that the Silver Age was over for nearly ten years by that point. As critic Lance Parkin notes, it's actually closer in visual style to the Silver Age era than the GrimDark books that would follow. Furthermore, as successful as ''Watchmen'' was, it was not by any means the great blockbuster that people imagine it. It was outsold by Creator/JohnByrne's ''ComicBook/TheManOfSteel'' and not nearly as successful as ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''. Something like ''ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily'' and especially ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' probably had a bigger cultural and editorial impact on the darkening of comics than ''Watchmen'' did.
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