"Watchmen" writer Alan Moore may have given up on Hollywood years ago, but if a recent rumor is to be believed, the author may have yet another reason to have his name stricken from film credits.
While there's been no official announcement, BleedingCool.com reports that a change in DC Entertainment's corporate structure has freed up the possibility of a sequel (or prequel) to 2009's "Watchmen" – in comic book or movie form.
It's said that longtime President and Publisher Paul Levitz was the rudder that steered DC away from publishing peripheral "Watchmen" materials such as sequels, prequels or spinoffs, but now that he's stepped down and DC Comics has restructured as part of a broader DC Entertainment, the site reports some anonymous buzz from within the company indicating that the old rules no longer apply.
If such a scenario actually came to pass, DC would very likely have to move forward without "Watchmen" director Zack Snyder, who made it clear a year ago that he wouldn't have anything to do with a sequel.
The same attitude extends to stars, including Silk Spectre Malin Akerman, who questioned not only whether a sequel would be possible, but whether it would fly at all with fans.
As of this morning there's been no word from either DC Comics or DC Entertainment regarding more "Watchmen" material, although Time Warner Inc. Chairman & CEO Jeff Bewkes did mention Superman, Batman and Green Lantern as tentpole properties in Tuesday's quarterly earnings call, according to Superhero Hype.
DC is expected to make major announcements regarding the use of its characters in other media over the coming weeks, meaning fans may want to keep their eyes peeled for potential "Watchmen" news.
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