Alan Moore is notorious about not enjoying live-action takes off his work and is said to be “not thrilled” about the upcoming ‘Watchmen‘ series. Meanwhile, showrunner Damon Lindelof doesn’t really care.
The iconic comic creator previously said that he was done with comics in 2016 after his run on ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume IV: The Tempest’ came to an end which finally happened this year. As someone who feels that fans of superhero movies are “emotionally subnormal,” it is easy to see why he wouldn’t be looking forward to this new series.
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Moore’s thoughts on the new ‘Watchmen’ series were reported by HBO programming president Casey Bloys at this year’s Television Critics Association. When asked if Moore still opposed live-action takes on his work being created, Bloys responded:
“I think that remains the case. That he’s not thrilled.”
He went on to share that Moore was not consulting on the series – which shouldn’t’ be a surprise to anyone.
As to how Lindelof feels about this lack of love for his series? The showrunner responded that while he does think that “Alan Moore is a genius” and that the creator has “made it very clear that he doesn’t want to have any association or affiliation with Watchmen.” With that in mind, Lindelof feels that if Moore was told he couldn’t do something, ” he would say, ‘F–k you. I’m doing it anyway… so I’m channeling the spirit of Alan Moore to tell Alan Moore, ‘F–k you. I’m doing it anyway.”
I’m sure everyone can who has seen the trailer that is looking forward to the series feels the same way. Moore may have been one of the most creative minds in comics for years, but he doesn’t sound like the easiest person to get along with.
Are you thrilled to check out the new take on ‘Watchmen’ coming to HBO or do you feel that the franchise should have been left as just a comic? Are fans of live-action comic franchises “emotionally subnormal” or has Moore lost touch with what people find as entertainment? Share your thoughts in the comments below!