Fox Wants to Delay ‘Watchmen’ Release

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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6 Responses

  1. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    Fox does not want to delay the release of Watchmen. Nobody makes money if the film does not come out. The wild theory that Fox wants to delay Watchmen until after Wolverine comes out is equally spurious.This will end with the writing of a check, or the signing of anagreement promising Fox money against Watchmen, and maybe even other films. Period. All of this grandstanding is to rile up the fans (mission accomplished) who will beg and plead with WB to do anything in their power to to make sure their precious dreams get fulfilled on 3/6/09.This is a cash grab, nothing more.

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      I agree that it's a cash grab– but I suspect that the implications are more than just money. The most obvious one: if Fox becomes the new distributor, are they going to insist on a shorter running time for the film, and cut it to the bone?

  2. mike weber says:

    Boy, Gordon better hope he doesn't have any money – because if he's woth suing, he'll have less than none once Warner gets through with him.

  3. Tom Fitzpatrick says:

    "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction" -one of Newton's three laws of gravity.If FOX gets their way, and the Watchmen movie is delayed, all fans and non-fans should unite against FOX's stepping on the people's right to see a movie by: eschewing (or foregoing) all FOX's tv and movie medias such as House, Prison Break, 24, Bones, Wolverine: Origins, etc.FOX would lose more revenues than they would gain by preventing the Watchmen release.Just a suggestion.

  4. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    Tom-Since that's almost verbatim what you posted on the 'Rama, I'm tempted to just repeat my response. In short, such a boycott would and could never succeed, as fans would and could never stay away from Wolverine, and the fannish contongent of the people who watch House and Prison break is negligible.Right now, the only project that could concievably lose as a result of this mishegas is Watchmen itself. If Fox touches a frame of the film, the fans will riot, and those changes will be all the media talks about. The plot will become secondary to the real-life intrigue, much as how the talk about Ed Norton all but walking away from Hulk publicity became a bigger story than the film itself.

    • Tom Fitzpatrick says:

      Anything and everything's possible in an impossible world.As the verbatim in 'rama, just putting the word out in Comicsmix, CBR, and 'Rama to cover the bases, for those who may only visit one site. ;-)