Joel Silver reveals his plans for the ending of Watchmen

News Glen Chapman
28 Feb 2014 - 07:11

Joel Silver once had Terry Gilliam attached to direct an adaptation of Watchmen, and he's revealed their planned take on the ending.

Producer Joel Silver has decided to speak about Zack Snyder's adaptation of Watchmen, with his own interest being that he was for a time attached to the project and had Terry Gilliam lined up to direct. Rather unsurprisingly he thinks his version would have been better. He told Coming Soon that "it was a much, much better movie. I mean Zack came at it in the right way but was too much of a slave to the material. I was trying to get it back from the studio at that point".

Which begs the question as to just what Silver would have done differently. Turns out, his third act would have differed quite a lot. "Instead of the whole notion of the intergalactic thing, which was too hard and too silly, what he did was maintain that the existence of Doctor Manhattan had changed the whole balance of the world economy, the world political structure". He continued, saying "he had the Ozymandias character convince Doctor Manhattan to go back and stop himself from being created, so there never would be a Doctor Manhattan character. And in the vortex that was created after that occurred, these characters from Watchmen only became characters in a comic book".

It's different, certainly, but not necessarily the improvement over Snyder's ending that Silver was seemingly seeking. Leave your own thoughts on it in the comments...

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