Friday, July 27, 2007

These Are The Watchmen

OooOoooO! I'm a huge fan of Alan Moore's and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen. It's certainly one of my favourite series of all-time and it's going to be made into a movie, courtesy of Zack Snyder (of 300 fame) at the helm.

Wizard Universe just published this feature about who's been selected to be in the Watchmen movie:

The names and faces from Zack Snyder’s official ‘Watchmen’ cast

By Brian Warmoth

Posted July 26, 2007 1:30 PM

Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder have their cast set, and fans of Alan Moore’s seminal series turned graphic novel will be watching the Watchmen as they make their press debut in San Diego this week.

Variety released the names of the cast who will portray Moore’s aging superhero team in their time of crisis. These are the actors who will suit up for the sought after roles.

Dr. Manhattan

Billy Crudup (“Almost Famous”)


Jackie Earle Haley (“Little Children”)

Night Owl

Patrick Wilson (“Hard Candy”)


Matthew Goode (“Match Point”)

The Comedian

Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“Kabluey”)

Silk Spectre

Malin Akerman (“Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle”

I'm sure there will be a lot of debate over the months (and years) to come about whether some of these actors are well suited for their roles.

Personally, I'm not so sure they got the casting correct. Apart from Billy Crudup, I can't say I know or have seen the other actors in action before, so I can't comment on their acting ability. Based on the LOOK of the actors though, it seems like the only two characters they did a good job in casting was Rorschach and The Comedian.

Ozymandias really needed to be more of a pretty boy...I was thinking Matthew McConaughey or someone looking like that. Night Owl is supposed to be chubby, not lean-built! Not too sure about Billy Crudup for Dr Manhattan though...Crudup can certainly play detached and pathos, but does he have the LOOK?! Guess we'll find out when he's shaved bald, inserted white opaque contact lenses onto his eyeballs and slathered in light blue paint.

Looks like they got the right person, in terms of looks, for Rorschach! Can't wait to see him, since he's the most important central character to Watchmen.

And Jeffery Dean Morgan looks like he'd be a good Comedian too, though I'm more partial to this guy:

Bruce Campbell FTW!

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