Rampage actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan thinks Zack Snyder’s 2009 DC Comics adaptation of Watchmen was ahead of its time. The actor played the role of Edward Blake a.k.a Comedian in the movie.
When Variety caught up with Morgan at the premiere of his new movie, Rampage, the actor had a lot of nice things to say about the comic book movie Watchmen. He said that he is proud of being a part of the movie.
“I’m very proud of that movie. People are still finding it and watching it and I think it’ll have fans forever. I think it was ahead of its time,” Morgan said. “I don’t know what else to say, other than I’m extremely proud of it. Not long ago, I caught the second half of the film, just flipping channels, and loved it. It was great.”
Zack Snyder’s Watchmen is an adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ graphic novel of the same name. The film grossed a total of $185 million worldwide on a reported budget of $130 million.
Notably, Morgan reunited with Synder for a brief role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He portrayed the character of Thomas Wayne who gets was gunned down along with his wife Martha in front of their son, Bruce, who grows to become Batman.
The actor had also expressed his wish to play the Thomas Wayne version of Batman in Flashpoint if it ever gets adapted. It was recently reported that Warner Bros. and DC Films’ upcoming Solo Flash movie may not be titled Flashpoint.
Notably, Damon Lindelof is currently working on developing a television adaptation of Watchmen for HBO. It is expected that the television series will spend more time exploring the flashbacks and show what happens in between the comic chapters in detail. It is rumored that WWE superstar John Cena could play the character of Doctor Manhattan in the upcoming Watchmen project.
The Watchmen television series currently has no release date. but is expected to begin filming its pilot soon in Vancouver.
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