I'm three episodes away from finishing The Leftovers, and holy hell has it been a good ride. I'm sad it's ending, but this man helming Watchmen is the best pairing they could have made. He knows how to make layered and interesting characters and drama.
Also, it seems the Watchmen are set to join the comics DC universe in November in a huge event called Doomsday.
That first paragraph sounds like a whole lot of Alan Moore ass kissing, but whatever.
I love how he wrote his letter like a Dr. Manhattan chapter.
Anyway, a new group of heroes sounds cool to me. Lindelof is good at characterization so I'm sure he'll knock that out of the park. I just hope some of the other heroes make appearances at some point. I'm interested to see how he'll pull it off, though I'm slightly worried too. After reading his letter to the fans though, it's plain that he's a fan too. He won't hurt the universe or continuity.
Last edited by Arachnid1 on May 23rd, 2018 at 04:18 AM
Oh, cool. I like Lindelof to an extent. Lost could have been good, but I'll blame that on the writer's strike. He also got robbed on Prometheus and was unfairly judged for that. So I hope he is able to follow through completely with this. He's going to have to redeem himself in a big way here.
I'm glad they aren't just redoing the novel. The Zack Snyder film is basically that, so it's already been done.
__________________ "Happiness is a lie. Life is horror. The light is always dying all across the universe. The last star will flicker out someday, when it does, all that remains is shadow. And I will be its king!"'-Amahl Farouk
Watchmen is set in "an alternate history where 'superheroes' are treated as outlaws" and "embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own." -snip
Seems like it's going to both follow the graphic novel but expand out on it's own as there's not enough writing to do 10+ hours of story/filming.
Hopefully all keys points of the story are kept and the extra scenes are character development and more backstory. eg wouldn't mind an ep where it's Doc M and Comedian in Vietnam during the war.
It takes place several decades after the events of the book, so no Comedian or Rorschach. The Doc also completely left the galaxy so I'm assuming he wont be in. It's a completely new cast except for Ozy and Silk Specter (or a character named "Agent Blake" who everyone assumes is Silk Specter).