Zack Snyder Talks Watchmen and 300 Sequel
02.04.09 by Ryan
With the Watchmen settlement finally settled, director Zack Snyder is pretty relieved. "[It's] a big relief to me. I'm glad that cooler heads prevailed and the fans are not going to have to resort to any criminal acts," he told Entertainment Weekly. However, he's not so glad that's he's ready to make a sequel, he told The New York Times:
Listen, they own the rights. If they wanted to go and hire some guy to make them a sequel to 'Watchmen,' I don't know that they would get any of those actors to do it, and I know that I wouldn't have anything to do with it. But they own it. They can do whatever they want. They can make a movie -- I've spoiled it, I think, a little bit. Do you leave that film going, 'Man, I wonder what the next chapter is?' [laughs]
Snyder went on to talk about the 300 sequel rumors as well:
Just like this '300' sequel that we talked about. I said to them, here's the thing, this is the way I would do it. The way I would do it is if Frank drew a graphic novel, it came out in the marketplace and people said, 'That's pretty cool.' And I read it and said, 'You know what, Frank, that's pretty cool. Maybe we'll make this into a movie.' That is the only version -- the studio wants it to be, sit with Frank, come up with an idea, write a screenplay, maybe he'll do a graphic novel based on the screenplay. I'm like, 'Yeah, I want nothing to do with that.' I have no interest in that. They would never say that about a real novelist, but they would about a comic book. In the end, all I would hope is that geek culture, this movie gives geek culture a little bit of cred.
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