Jeffrey Dean Morgan Talks BEFORE WATCHMEN; Expresses Interest In Playing The Comedian

The actor, who played 'The Comedian' in 2009's Watchmen, shares his thoughts on the upcoming Before Watchmen comic book prequels and reveals that he'd only return to the role under a few very specific circumstances.

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By Josh Wilding - 3/1/2012


"I don't know how I feel about it," Morgan told MTV News in a recent interview. "If Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore aren't part of it, I don't know how you do that. I think it's a tricky thing. I'd best stay out of that argument and conversation. I'm a stickler for what we did. We made that as a oneoff. There was no prequel talk or sequel talk, and Alan Moore didn't write it."

However, there are a few certain conditions which would make him reconsider returning to the role. "If Dave Gibbons said, 'This is okay,' and if [director Zack Snyder] was on board, then I'm there. One, just to work with Zack again. He's one of the directors in my life that I would work with anytime, anywhere, on anything. But I remember having conversations with him years ago saying this will never happen again—this is it. So we'll see!"

Regardless of what happens with any future big screen adaptations, Morgan is planning on checking out the upcoming comic books: "I'm going to check it out when it comes out, for sure. I'm interested to see it." Matthew Goode (Ozymandias) also shared his thoughts on Before Watchmen recently and you can find that interview by clicking HERE.

Source: MTV Splash Page
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comicbookpayne - 3/1/2012, 8:19 AM
He was great as the Comedian.
SageMode - 3/1/2012, 8:21 AM
BlazinTexan - 3/1/2012, 8:35 AM
Man now that I think about it , Watchmen might be the Best casted Cbm EVER.
BlazinTexan - 3/1/2012, 8:36 AM
i need all the bacon and eggs you have ncreb!
BmanHall - 3/1/2012, 8:52 AM
If the same crew came back, including cast, director, etc. then I'll be on board for another movie. However, I'm still 100% cool with just having the one perfect movie.
soberchimera - 3/1/2012, 9:02 AM
It's cool that he respects the source material to the point that he wouldn't want to do another movie without the consent of Dave Gibbons.
valeriesghost - 3/1/2012, 9:29 AM
JDM was perfect casting as the comedian! Glad to hear that he and zach are against a sequel.
LtAnarchy - 3/1/2012, 10:09 AM
wasnt this already posted?
GizmoEl - 3/1/2012, 10:15 AM
He should come back as John Winchester.
JasonCYates - 3/1/2012, 12:08 PM
I kinda like the idea of the cast reuniting, just sayin:)
TheDetectiveComicRises - 3/1/2012, 12:32 PM
Yep He has been in two DC films Watchmen & The Losers. We'll see what happens next...
ValarMorghulis - 3/1/2012, 3:56 PM
Love JDM! Wish this guy would do/get more work! Discovered him as John Winchester in 'Supernatural' and have loved every role I've seen him in since. Kudos, Jeff!
AUSSYACE - 3/3/2012, 1:58 AM
Even he knows how good Zack Snyder is...

SUPERMAN is gonna ROCK...

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