Dave Gibbons Heats Up ‘Watchmen’ Excitement — Talks Rating, Length

With all of the news about the Watchmen/Fox/Warner Bros. lawsuit making the rounds on the internet, maybe now would be a good time to remind you that the film is done — or maybe it’ll take co-creater Dave Gibbons to remind ya!

In a post on the Times UK’s Blockbuster Buzz blog, Gibbons recently hosted a Q&A at the British Film Institute to discuss the upcoming “Watchmen” companion book, but naturally, the questions were all about the film. Gibbons, while not giving too much away, did say that the film was “very sexy, very violent,” and that the rough cut clocked in at two hours and 45 minutes and will definitely get an R-rating.

Furthermore, when asked if the film would contain scenes from “The Black Freighter” (a story within the story of “Watchmen”), Gibbons said no, but it would be released as an animated DVD separate from the movie, which would likely lead to a special edition DVD with the scene added into the film, pushing the run time to well over three hours.

In addition to behind-the-scenes stories about the film’s long road to final production, Gibbons also admitted you he thought would make a great Comedian when he was originally drawing the series — Burt Reynolds.

What would you like to see happen in ’Watchmen’ — both the film and the DVD? Sound off in our comments section.