Now here's the kicker. Watchmen was published under DC Comics and Warner Bros owns DC Comics (since 1969). So after they completed the movie all of a sudden those greedy S.O.B's over at 20th Century decide to sue Warner Bros.
"Hey, thats a nifty trailer of that whachamacallit graphic novel. Let's make some money out of it by suing Warner Bros over copyrights and when we finally win, we'll make more money by making it a PG-13 so that young kids can go watch a comic book movie they won't even understand and we'll ruin the movie by asking Brett Ratner to direct and get Hugh Fucking Jackman to be the masked dude with the trench coat. We kill off every character within the first 5 minutes of the movie and Hugh Jackman will save the day with his awesome acting skills."
You disgust me 20th Century Fox. You utterly disgust me . Anyway, bitching aside. DC Direct will be producing action figures from the movie and I am just so tempted to get my hands on them. I'm not really sure about articulations but from what I can see there seem to be some, maybe not Marvel Legends standard but it'll suffice I guess (don't even know why I care since I keep every one of my Marvel Legends collection MISB).
DC Direct 6' Watchmen Action Figures
Original Nite Owl
Original Silk Spectre
Tempting. Very tempting indeed. Luckily the movie won't be out till next year and most probably the figures will be out next year as well. I've got a lot of time to save up to get them nice shiny figures, muahahahahaha! As for the movie, I pray everything goes well with the legal battle. In the meantime, I'll just have to wait and hold my breathe till March.
*pictures courtesy of www.watchmencomicmovie.com and toysrevil.net