Just last week, HBO president of programming Casey Bloys stated that the script for the upcoming Watchmen series was “amazing.” Like it or not, this was an adaptation that was going to happen.
This is in spite of Zack Snyder already doing a pretty solid adaptation of his own in the late-2000s. One of the big reasons I found this adaptation to be successful was due to his casting. From Jeffrey Dean Morgan to Jackie Earle Haley and Patrick Wilson, Snyder really brought the quality of casting these films to a whole new level with Watchmen.
Now it sounds like Patrick Wilson, who played Dan Dreiberg, the second vigilante to take on the name Nite Owl in the series, wants in on the Watchmen love from HBO. Here’s what he had to say to Yahoo.
“It was such a joy shooting that movie, I wanted there to be more of them. I’ve wanted to play Dan again. I certainly think we’re all more age appropriate now!”
But has he even been approached? As expected, that’s a big fat no.
“There’s never been one conversation. I’m sure they want to stay as far away from us as possible but I love Damon Lindelof I’m so excited to see what they will do. I’d love to play [Dan] now but no there’s been no talk, I’m just a fan like you are.”
While we think Wilson would be great if he came back, he does have a point here. With adaptations, filmmakers tend to try and swing as far away from the originals as possible, in hopes of making the story their own. Having someone from the previous one could be a distracting casting choice. Luckily, it seems like Wilson fully understands that, despite his willingness to return.
Would you like to see him come back for Watchmen? Let us know down below!
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