Dave Gibbons tried to use the film to correct one of the book’s mistakes – but director Zack Snyder knew people would have a problem with it…
Zack Snyder: I showed him our shooting script and he gave me some notes that were really helpful. I don't think he had a note that I didn't do.
For example, with Rorschach’s joke, Pagillini, or whatever, he said, "You know, we got that wrong. We really wanted it to be this..." And I said, "Yeah, I can't change that. Because I'd be explaining that every time." People would see the movie and say, "that's wrong!" Dave can explain that!
Everyone’s sure there can be no spin-offs now, but even Moore flirted with the idea back in 1988.
Alan Moore: The only possible spin-off we’re thinking of is - maybe in four or five years time, ownership position permitting - we might do a Minutemen book. There would be no sequel.
Dave Gibbons: I think that’s one of the things that adds to the book. When you think of people you know, there are certain areas of their lives you know a lot about and there are other areas you know nothing about - you get years and years where you don’t know what happened to them.
At one point that Comedian storyline was suggested to us by DC, to fill in the mosaic and define things. All it would do be to destroy the reality and dilute the whole thing. I think if you read the book closely and you’re fairly intelligent, you can fill in that kind of thing.
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