‘Watchmen’ Movie to Keep Original Ending?
We’re all used to Hollywood changing endings for comic book adaptations, usually to make them happier and more palatable to mainstream audiences (such as Mary Jane being saved from the Green Goblin on a Manhattan bridge rather than Gwen Stacy being thrown from one). And yet, the involvement of Neville Page in the upcoming Watchmen movie suggests that this film may try to be more true to its roots, considering that Page is known for monster/creature effects.
The official Watchmen film site has a discussion on effects specialist Neville Page’s involvement in the upcoming film.
The site also includes an excerpt of an e-mail from Page himself:
"As for The Watchmen, I am not able to discuss what I had done in terms of the creature … The production designed [Alex McDowell] is amazing, so the production should be fantastic … I am working as a concept designer but the focus as of late has been creature."
Is the "creature" mentioned by Page the monster from the story’s final scene? After all, as the site itself points out, the only other odd-looking beast in the film is a genetically engineered lynx and it doesn’t seem that a specialist such as Page would be needed for such a simple design.