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Patrick Wilson Hails Zack Snyder’s ‘Watchmen’ As A Visionary Film That Set the Stage for ‘The Avengers’

Patrick Wilson Reflects On Zack Snyder's 'Watchmen'

Actor Patrick Wilson reflects on the impact of director Zack Snyder’s film “Watchmen” and acknowledges its forward-thinking nature. Wilson commends Snyder for being “ahead of the curve,” suggesting that “Watchmen” played a significant role in paving the way for subsequent superhero films like “The Avengers.”

Patrick Wilson Reflects on ‘Watchmen’ Impact and the Possibility of Returning

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In an interview, Patrick Wilson expressed his admiration for “Watchmen” and its impact on the superhero genre. He confessed that “Watchmen” is the only movie of his that he has watched in its entirety since its premiere, emphasizing how awesome he finds the film. He also expressed his enthusiasm for returning to the “Watchmen” world, stating that it would be awesome to be a part of it again.

Moreover, Wilson acknowledged director Zack Snyder’s forward-thinking approach and believed that the movie was ahead of its time.

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“I knew Zack was ahead of the curve. It’s weird to say that audiences weren’t ready for it. But you need a movie like that. You need movies to go so dark that then Avengers can go so light. I do believe in that.”

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Expanding the ‘Watchmen’ : From Film to TV

The 2009 superhero film “Watchmen,” based on DC Comics characters, featured a star-studded cast including Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl II, alongside Malin Åkerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film was adapted from a screenplay by David Hayter and Alex Tse.

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In 2019, “Watchmen” made a return as a nine-episode limited series on HBO, created by Damon Lindelof. The series featured a new cast led by Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and others.

Notably, the character of Nite Owl, portrayed by Wilson in the 2009 film, did not appear in the TV adaptation.