On this (audio only) episode of the Nerd & Tie podcast, we celebrate Wonder Woman‘s victory at the box office, give a spoiler-free review of Spider-Man: Homecoming, ponder HBO developing a Watchmen television show, and consider the ramifications of Phil Lord and Chris Miller getting booted from the (still untitled) Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film. Then we hit the con scene, where Titan Fan Con messed up big time, and Emerald City Comicon finally settled their “minions/volunteer” lawsuit.
This is also the first episode recorded from the new production studio, so please forgive our settling in.
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Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s comic Watchmen is widely considered to be a classic. We’ve seen it adapted to screen before, but that film took (arguably necessary) liberties with the plot. It’s frankly hard to cram everything into a single film. To really present all of the elements of a story like that, you need something in a longer format.
And that’s exactly what we might just get.
Damon Lindelof is reportedly developing a live action Watchmen television series for HBO. Should it go forward, we may finally get a version of the story that isn’t forced to cut key elements from the story.
This isn’t the first time the network has tried to develop an adaptation of Watchmen, as HBO previously was developing an adaptation back in 2014. This new series has no connection to that earlier version though, nor the film version we previously mentioned. All of this is in early days of course, so this may also end up going nowhere just like their earlier attempt.
I guess we’ll find out.