While not the best film of 2009, Watchmen still can be called my favorite film of the year. And I waited a months afterward to read the comic (which I like and don’t like better than the movie). And there’s been too much talk about how Warner Bros. wants to make a sequel, and well, today that’s final.
JoBlo.com goes into further detail:
When Paul Levitz left his position as President and publisher of DC Comics it left the story of the WATCHMEN alone, vulnerable, and ready to be exploited by anyone. Dido
has taken it upon himself to crusade for prequels, sequels, and spin-offs for the world that is occupied by Rorschach, Nite Owl II, Dr. Manhattan, Silk Spectre II, Ozymandias, amongst many others. Levitz stayed loyal to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, saying that he knew they would be against anything WATCHMEN 2. Now with Levitz out of the picture and Moore disassociating himself completely from his own work, this leaves Dido free to do what he wants.
And this is why I say, “Uh…no…” Both the film and the graphic novel explored the back story of both the Watchmen and the Minutemen throughout the story. We got to learn how these people became who they are and learned about their characters. There’s no reason to explore that further, when there is nothing left to explore.
If they end up making one, it’s not gonna be something I’m gonna check out.