And people say I’m too fixated on action figures. Sheesh.
Seriously, though, this raises some interesting points:
- Wolverine and The Watchmen were two of the 1980s comic concepts that changed the genre forever
- Frank Miller’s take on Wolverine (and his work on Daredevil, etc.) were a pivotal part of that revolution in comicry, taking the industry away from colourful spandex and into real ideas, dark themes and mature content.
- Frank Miller also wrote 300, which was made into a movie by Zach Snyder, who was then tapped to make Watchmen …
- Wolverine’s solo movie comes out this summer. Strangely, even though he was the focus of the three prior X-Men films, the producers are going to great lengths to highlight the new characters showing up in this film: Gambit, Deadpool, etc. And, for some reason, Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth, which doesn’t make a lot of sense to me, but I can live with it.
- The Watchmen opened this weekend. I still haven’t seen it. Mrs. Weathereye came to see The Dark Knight with me in a trade for Sex and the City. But I also brought her to Spider-Man 3, Superman Returns and X-Men 3, so she now tells me there will be no more superhero movies for her. And I can’t take my son. He’s okay for Star Trek, but not this.
- So I’m re-reading the Watchmen comic yet again.
- I’m still looking forward to the Wolverine movie. I’ve explained why before.