These days, it isn't a blockbuster unless there's talk of a sequel -- especially when it comes to films based on comic books. Jon Favreau's "Iron Man" sequels are a pretty sure bet, but what about the talk of a sequel (or possibly prequel) to one-and-done stories like "300”? Heck, could "Watchmen" become a franchise?
MTV News recently spoke to actor Patrick Wilson, who plays Nite Owl in the much-anticipated adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' graphic novel, and asked him to weigh in on the film's sequel potential.
"It's all been talked about," laughed Wilson. "Financially, they like to do that. But all of us, [director] Zack [Snyder] included, all go, 'How on Earth could you do a sequel or prequel?'"
While Wilson acknowledged the presence of a clause in his contract that allowed for sequels, he was quick to add that these types of arrangements are standard fare these days, citing their presence (and even more unlikely use) in Snyder's previous blockbuster adaptation, "300."
"Even the guys from '300’ might have had a sequel," said Wilson. "It's the most ridiculous option. It's sort of a financial way to protect the studio, and I would do the same thing."
But could "Watchmen" ever have a sequel -- and furthermore, would he want to be in it?
"Certainly, artistically, I can't fathom how it would happen," said Wilson. "But hey, if Alan Moore writes it, I'd love to read it."
What do YOU think, readers? Is there any way a story like "Watchmen" could (or should) receive a sequel?