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It has been almost a full decade since Zack Snyder's Watchmen debuted in theaters, and the film continues to stand out as one of the most singularly unique comic book adaptations ever committed to celluloid. The movie has earned a cult-like following that very much mirrors he cult-like following enjoyed by Alan Moore's original graphic novel, and it sounds like some of the actors from the film are very interested in returning to that universe, albeit with one major condition. In fact, Malin Ackerman and Jeffrey Dean Morgan spoke to CinemaBlend's Eric Eisenberg at the recent junket for Rampage in Los Angeles, and they both admitted they're game for more Watchmen as long as they don't have to wear those costumes again. Akerman and Morgan said:
Malin Akerman: Yeah, all of the people that we worked with, we're still friends. I mean, it was... we spent a lot of time together. If anyone will have me as Silk Spectre again, I will do it, sans the latex outfit. Maybe we go cotton this time. [Laughs]
Jeffrey Dean Morgan: I love playing The Comedian. I would never want to don the costume. But I loved being The Comedian, yeah.
Unlike characters like Rorschach and Doctor Manhattan, The Comedian and Silk Spectre are two Watchmen characters who wear very intricate outfits with numerous moving parts. Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Comedian suit consists of bulky armor, while Malin Akerman's Silk Spectre outfit is incredibly formfitting and tight. Both actors seem incredibly proud of their work on Watchmen and willing to return to the universe in some capacity, but they don't want to wear those old costumes again if the opportunity comes up.
We especially don't blame Malin Akerman for not wanting to don the Silk Spectre outfit again. She may move well in the latex during Watchmen's showstopper prison fight, but it definitely doesn't look comfortable. Check it out, below.
Of course, the discussion of Watchmen naturally leads to the discussion of the film's legacy, as it has become one of the most divisive comic book movies of the last decade. On that note, Jeffrey Dean Morgan continued in his conversation with CinemaBlend and explained that he still looks back fondly on the film and that he even thinks that a portion of the world wasn't ready for it when it debuted in 2009. The actor told us:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan: I reflect fondly on the film. I love that movie. I think it was ahead of its time. I love the relationships that were formed making that movie. I love Zack. So all of making it was awesome.
With that point in mind, it's worth remembering that more Watchmen stories are on the way. HBO is currently in the process of developing a Watchmen series, with Lost's Damon Lindelof tapped to help bring the pilot to life. Now that Watchmen has existed in the mainstream cultural zeitgeist for almost a decade, we will have to watch to see if the times have finally caught up with the property. In the meantime, you can take a look at the original Watchmen actors talking about the film project, below.
Only time will tell if Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Malin Akerman will ever get another chance to dive back into the Watchmen well. That said, you can catch both of them in Rampage, which will debut on the big screen next weekend on April 13. Now that the film has screened, here's what audiences have to say about it.