Anyone who has ever read the comic book knows why the idea of a sequel to Watchmen is a ridiculous, and terrible idea. Still, as Zack Snyder revealed in an interview with The New York Times, studios wouldn't be studios if they didn't wonder if they could turn superhero films into a franchise. In the interview, Snyder discussed what he would have wanted to do if the studio had insisted on a sequel.
No, no. I don't know how you would do that. We never did it, but we were going to do a limited release Bazooka bubble gum. I wanted Dave [Gibbons] to draw a comic book for me, and you had to collect all of them to make it make sense. I think it's three panels per bubble gum, and you had to get 10 gums to make it all. And I was going to make a thing called Planet Rorschach. So you see this planet, and it's covered with New York City. It's like a planet of New York City. There's no suburbs. There's one giant Empire State Building, like Mount Olympus, in the middle of it. And hovering above the needle is Manhattan, blue, glowing. But the planet's going, "Hurm, hurm, hurm, hurm, hurm, hurm." You can't tell, it's this big, deafening, "Hurm." And as you get close, you go down into the city and the whole world is populated with Rorschachs. And they're all bumping into each other, going, "Hurm, hurm, no compromise, hurm, hurm, Armageddon." That's basically it. So I was like, "Is that the movie you guys want to make?"
When further questioned, Snyder clarified. "Listen, they own the rights. If they wanted to go and hire some guy to make them a sequel to Watchmen, I don't know that they would get any of those actors to do it, and I know that I wouldn't have anything to do with it. But they own it. They can do whatever they want."
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Directed by Zack Snyder, Watchmen is based on the 12-part DC Comics series written by Alan Moore and featuring art by Dave Gibbons. Starring in the movie are Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Carla Gugino, Stephen McHattie and Matt Frewer. The film is set to be released on March 6, 2009.