Paddy Considine Was In The Running To Play Rorschach In Watchmen

Paddy Considine Was In The Running To Play Rorschach In <i>Watchmen</i>

Though not under Zack Snyder. In a webchat with Empire the Dead Man's Shoes actor says that he might have considered coming on board Paul Greengrass' version of Watchmen. He also reveals his thoughts on Sci-Fi in general..

Nothing major here but I thought it was worth posting on a slow news day since Considine was actually fan cast as Rorschach by lots of people when the movie was gearing up to be shot. U.S. CBMers may not be as aware of his work as those in The UK and Ireland but excellent performances in movies like In America, Dead Man's Shoes and tv's Red Riding have made him a firm fan favorite with many wondering if and when we would see the actor take a superhero or sci-fi type role.

Empire recently opened up discussion with Considine in a webchat and he revealed the following..

Would you ever do a superhero movie? Have you ever come close or had talks about being in one in any capacity?

There was a vague whiff around the Watchmen, when Paul Greengrass had the project. But the reality is Jackie Earle Haley was incredible in that role, and I couldn't have got anywhere near what he did in that film.

I don't recall ever seeing you in a sci-fi movie, would that be something you'd like to do?

Yeah, if the subject matter's right. It depends what side of sci-fi you're talking. If you're talking the Moon/Blade Runner side, then count me in. If you're talking Transformers 3, then don't talk to me at all.

I was one of those fans who thought Considine would have been perfect as Rorschach so I find it very interesting and a little bit disappointing that we never got to see it. Though as he says himself Haley was damn near perfect anyway. What do you guys think? Any other superhero roles suit him?

Paddy Considine's directorial debut Tyrannosaur is out in UK cinemas now and will be released in the U.S before the end of the year.


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Mark Cassidy
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Filed Under "Watchmen" 10/5/2011 Source: Empire
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marvel72 - 10/5/2011, 6:11 AM
don't know he might of been alright for rorschach,jackie earl haley was excellent in the role one of the best casting ever!

watchmen is my favorite dc film so far.
longbowhunter - 10/5/2011, 6:13 AM
I could have seen him as Rorschach. Dead Man's Shoes was a good movie.
NorrinRaddical - 10/5/2011, 6:26 AM
if you haven't yet, GO WATCH "DEAD MAN"S SHOES" IMMEDIATELY. one of my top 5 revenge films
mikebunt - 10/5/2011, 6:32 AM
Dead Man's Shoes is an awesome movie. It's almost like a british Punisher, or Taxi Driver. Love Paddy in everything I've seen him in.
Nexus6 - 10/5/2011, 6:38 AM
yeah Ridley, give him a shout for your next Blade Runner project!
BooYah - 10/5/2011, 6:40 AM
@Marvel72- Same here, Watchmen is the best DC movie imo and Spidey 2 best Marvel.

I agree with everyone else Haley was already great as the role.
marckos - 10/5/2011, 6:55 AM
BRandom - 10/5/2011, 7:05 AM
He was pretty funny in Hott Fuzz
BigTodd71 - 10/5/2011, 7:10 AM
@MARVEL watchmen was merely watchable and that was thanks JEH, I think Dark knight was much better and that was thanks to Heath ledger now shall we turn this into a 8 pages name calling?
Digitaria51 - 10/5/2011, 7:34 AM
Dead Man's Shoes was the sh*t!! Paddy gives every movie he's in an extra boost. He was even good with his small role in The Bourne Ultimatum, right before he was shot in the face. He can be funny or extremely serious. All around great method actor
revloveR - 10/5/2011, 8:07 AM
they got it right.
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/5/2011, 8:33 AM
Jackie Earle Haley and Jeffrey Dean Morgan were the best part in Watchmen!:)
Those guys [frick]ing rocked!

Paddy Considine is a great actor who definitely needs a more roles!
Rorschach12311 - 10/5/2011, 9:18 AM
JEH was fkin brilliant
love that movie
sure the ending was different big fking deal
it still kicked ass
SNYDER!!!! <----cant wait for man of steel
marvel72 - 10/5/2011, 9:19 AM
@ booyah

cool mate,spider-man 2 is my second favorite marvel movie iron man is my number 1.

@ bigtodd71

i loved it,it was almost exactly pannel to film frame the same as the comic/graphic novel.the dark knight is good but i liked watchmen more.
marvel72 - 10/5/2011, 9:25 AM
@ rorschach12311

yeah man,i love it to bits rorschach stole the show.

fingers crossed snyder delivers,his comic book adaptions i.e 300 & watchmen are very good movies,its his other stuff sucker punch(looked nice,but thats it) & the legend of the guardians(was okay)i haven't seen dawn of the dead.
gurugeorge - 10/5/2011, 9:32 AM
I'm sure the dude would have done a great job, but Roschach is Rorschach, and he's forever Haley now.
jasonicus - 10/5/2011, 1:04 PM
Raise your hand if you know who this guy is. No one? Didn't think so.
BabyGroot - 10/5/2011, 1:33 PM
im satisfied with Haley. he was perfect. im sure if this guy had the role, he'd probably be mediocre compared to Jackie's portrayal. :P
superbatspiderman - 10/5/2011, 1:41 PM
I don't think anyone else could have played Rorschach like Haley did. He was perfect in the role and he looks exactly like the comic character.
Digitaria51 - 10/5/2011, 2:34 PM
@jasonicus put down the anime and watch more movies dipsh*t

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BossVersion1 - 10/5/2011, 2:49 PM
*raises hand*
Julesimanerd - 10/5/2011, 3:54 PM
JEH was perfect for Ror.
squirt - 10/5/2011, 6:28 PM
pretty sure he was in the bourne ultimatum also. he was the reprter who gets shot in that mall.
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