Zack Snyder on the Altered Ending of ‘Watchmen’

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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4 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    I love Watchmen. I've loved it since I read the first issue of the mini-series and more with every issue which came out. Having said that, I always felt the squid ending was the weakest part of the story. While it would be nice to stay as close to Moore/Gibbons original story as possible (and I believe they have), I won't have a problem with altering the ending so long ast it works at least as well as the original.Of course, my opinion means nothing here (especially since the movie is finished), so all I can do is hope the film will be as good as the trailers indicate it will be.

  2. Delmo Walters Jr. says:

    Has the lawsuit between WB & Fox been resolved? If not, no March release.

  3. Baramos says:

    Needs more Cthulhu monster. Stick it in the director's cut, Snyder.Why alter the ending? No one ever has a good reason for changing it, they just insist it had to be altered. Here once again there is no reason given for changing it, simply his opinion that the altered version is as good.Well, regardless, if it isn't space lasers like in the Hayter script I guess I'll give it a chance…I suppose he'll kill off Ozymandias, too, right? So it's a happy ending?

  4. Paul1963 says:

    I keep flashing back to a contemporary review of Watchmen that quoted Adrian Veidt's line, "I'm not a Republic serial villain, Dan," and followed it with, "Well, he sure does act like one." Anyway, of all the things going on in the original work, the ending with the squid always seemed to me to be the one that wouldn't survive the transition to the screen. It was always far too easy to imagine some executive getting to that point and reacting with "What, seriously? He teleports a giant squid into the middle of Manhattan and that provokes world peace?"