Gerard Butler…Clive Owen….Gerard Butler…Clive Owen….OH! Where were we? OH YEAH Watchmen casting news! Earlier this week AICN’s Moriarty rounded up all this is known so far. Apparently Keanu turned down Dr. Manhattan, and Jason Patric is the new pick…Okay that works. Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl and Jude Law as Ozymandias are still on. For Rorschach, the current front runner is Oscar® nominee Jackie Earle Haley, which really would work because before making his big comeback last year, former child star (Breaking Away) Haley dropped out and took a series of humiliating menial jobs:
He began delivering pizzas. And sometimes he found himself fidgeting uneasily at the door, waiting for a tip, partly hoping that the people on the other side of the threshold wouldn’t recognize him…and partly praying that they would. Either way, he was humiliated. So he began driving a limousine. Surely, he thought, that would be more anonymous work. But soon he found himself chauffeuring celebrities to movie premieres. While he waited in the front seat chain-smoking, they walked the red carpet. So he took a job as a security guard. ”Everybody’s got to work,” he says, looking back at that grim time. ”It’s nothing to apologize for. But the problem was, for a long time I was still recognizable. So everything I did, I had people approaching me, ‘Aren’t you that guy?’ And it’s embarrassing because you’re standing there in your little security-guard outfit with a billy club.”
Nice. This guy knows Rorschach.
That leaves the Comedian. Moriarty says:
The Comedian’s still up for grabs, too, but they’ve looked at everyone from Ron Pearlman to Nathan Fillion for the role. Right now, it sounds like there’s one actor who Snyder likes for the part, but I’m not at liberty to divulge his identity yet. Let’s just say it’s a “punishing” choice, and the actor brings a lot of comic book credibility to the role if he ends up playing it.
Duh, now who could THAT be????
Unmentioned in any of this is who would play Sally Jupiter, we guess cuz she’s a chick and someone named Katie will play it anyway. Whatevs.