First appearance: Watchmen #1 (1986)
When Zack Snyder’s Watchmen came out in 2009, it was extremely divisive among fans of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ original comic. But no matter what you thought of the movie, you can’t deny that it was a labor of love for the director, cast, and everyone else involved in the creative process.
That being said, we would be absolutely incensed if DC/Warner Brothers decided to produce any spin-off movies based on the characters. This would be nothing more than a desperate cash-grab from a company that should always be trying to come up with new and exciting ideas for film.
We’re fully aware that DC has been putting out spin-off comic series in its “Before Watchmen” event, and so far those have exceeded our expectations. But no movie would be able to turn all of those separate miniseries into a single story. Instead it would likely be an original sequel/prequel that some work-for-hire screenwriter came up with after seeing Watchmen on TNT late one night. And while it would be fun to see Alan Moore rage-out over a Watchmen sequel, we think Rorschach, Nite Owl, Doctor Manhattan, and the others should just be left alone.