COMICS: Dave Gibbons Dismisses BEFORE WATCHMEN As "Not Really Watchmen"
The artist who created the original Watchmen with Alan Moore has dismissed DC's recent prequels, Zack Snyder's adaptation and just about every other spin-off as, "not canon," and, "not really Watchmen". Hit the jump for his comments in full.
In a lengthy video interview with Eurogamer - which you can watch in its entirety below - artist Dave Gibbons was asked to share his thoughts on DC's Before Watchmen prequels. Also talking about his role in the Zack Snyder helmed big screen adaptation, Gibbons (who is currently working with Mark Millar on The Secret Service) dismissed that and just about every other non-Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons related piece of Watchmen media.
"It was a little bit out of my control, but they actually paid me quite a lot of money to be a consultant on it. I looked at two of the cut scenes and drew over a bit of artwork to show how I would draw it. That’s what they paid me… well, I’d be embarrassed to tell you how many thousand dollars for. But I was a distant consultant."
"I didn’t have a lot of input in it. To me anything to do with the movies – as far as I’m concerned, what Alan and I did was the Watchmen graphic novel and a couple of illustrations that came out at the same time. Everything else – the movie, the game, the [laugh] prequels – are really not canon. They’re subsidiary. They’re not really Watchmen. They’re just something different."
"So I was quite happy to say with the video game, yeah, I like that, and I don’t like that, and, that’s okay, because it wasn’t really anything that impinged on what we’d done creatively."
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