Thursday, March 5, 2009
Here's a highlight from the Watchmen panel at WonderCon.
This past Saturday at WonderCon one of the most popular panels was for Watchmen . Director Zack Snyder brought most of the cast -- Malin Akerman, Jackie Earle Haley, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson -- along with the first 18 minutes of the film to show the 2500 or so fans packed into the ballroom at Moscone Center. Some of the fans had gotten in the previous night to a special advance screening of Watchmen and those who came up to the microphone to ask questions seemed pleased with what Snyder had done. One of the things that seemed to please fans of the Alan Moore-Dave Gibbons graphic novel was the casting. Fans gave Snyder kudos for going with actors rather than stars. At the panel Snyder discussed the casting and specifically how Jackie Earle Haley got the pivotal role of Rorschach. Highlight footage is courtesy of WonderCon.
Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach in & Watchmen (Warner Brothers)