So yesterday I posted this Instagram
Chiding the Watchmen-styled letting used by Fox on their display here at NYCC.
Oddly enough later in the night I was told of a rumor that Fox might be doing a Watchemn TV type project. Investigating this intriguing romor, I traced it back to…my instagram.
Pretty funny. However, it later emerged that Dave “Watchemn” Gibbons was seen at a cocktail reception at the Fox booth!
Fox had the rights to make a Watchmen movie for years and WB famously had to battle them to get the rights to make the eventual film. And HBO is planning Watchmen TV show , so maybe Fox is involved with the production via the old rights.
At any rate, if you’re goingto use an iconic branding, expect questiosn to be asked and telephone to be played.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.