Watchmen casts heroes
The Watchmen finally receives an official casting, and it's a little further from that A-list we first got excited about, however it is still an interesting list.
Jackie Earle Haley is Rorschach, the costumed hero who ignores the Government ban and keeps operating, trying to uncover a conspiracy he thinks he's found.
Matthew Goode will play Adrian Veidt or Ozymandias, the most intelligent and successful man on the planet. He revealed his real life name to the public and used it to build himself a global empire.
Billy Crudup is Doctor Manhattan, the real superhero who can control the basic building blocks of matter and views humans with disdain.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is the Comedian, a hardened fighter who believes that America is everything, as is the use of force.
Malin Akerman will play Laurie Juspeczyk aka the Silk Spectre. She's the only one that holds Doctor Manhattan close to humanity, the last connection that really makes him care about anything in this world.
A lot of recent rumours are now confirmed and we have our cast. I have to admit I do feel the initial excitement slightly flattened from when names such as Tom Cruise were banded around, but I still have bags of hope for Zack Snyder's vision for Watchmen. So much for that early rumour list that was supposed to be the one.
The cast list comes from Reuters through Yahoo News. What do you think? Is Morgan the right guy for the Comedian? I can see it a little. What about the rest of the cast? It seems pretty close without any real upsets.