The rumors circulating about the change to the ending of the Watchmen movie have been confirmed by Zack Snyder – the giant squid is out.
The squid was not in the movie when I got the script, the squid was never in any draft that I saw. My point is only that there was this elegant solution to the squid problem that I kind of embraced. I’m a fan of the thing as much as anyone, I was saying what are we going to do about this before I even read the script.
Okay, the whole point of the squid was it was that its creation was the McGuffin that caused the Comedian to be killed, and is vital in getting the heroes to follow the trail of the missing scientists, artists, and others.Â The appearance at the end is also necessary to move the clock back a few minutes from Armageddon in an attempt to unite the planet against a supposed alien invasion from beyond.
How will the movie end now?
Looks like everyone is going to point the finger at Dr. Manhatten and his “particular energy beam signature”.Â So much for staying true to the source material.
I’m still super excited about the film, and can’t wait to see it.Â I enjoyed Wanted in both its forms, and think I can live with this change, providing the rest of the holes are filled in a way to make sense.