Before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zack Snyder directed another huge comic book film adaptation and that film was 2009’s Watchmen. Alan Moore‘s Watchmen was first published by DC Comics as a 12-issue miniseries in 1986-1987. It would later be put into a paperback graphic novel and ultimately sold over a million copies. The graphic novel would appear on several “Best of”, “Greatest” and “Top” lists. After several attempts to take this classic graphic novel to the big screen, Warner Bros. approached Zack Snyder to direct the film because the studio was impressed with his work with his previous comic book film adaptation of Frank Miller’s 300. Just like Batman v Superman, Watchmen opened to mixed reviews. It would later receive more praise as the years went on. In this “Did You Know” editorial, we explore Batman v Superman cameos featuring Watchmen actors.
(Beware: This article contains Batman v Superman spoilers)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Thomas Wayne
This one was the most obvious out of the three, mainly because it was announced that Jeffrey Dean Morgan was going to play Bruce’s father, Thomas Wayne, about a month before the premiere of the film and the fact that his scene was in the opening credits of the film. In the Watchmen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan played the role of Edward Blake aka the Comedian. The Comedian was pretty much like the Punisher of the group, a brutal sociopath that seen himself as a patriotic hero, considering he was a WW II vet and would rid the streets of crime in any way possible. Funny enough, Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s characters died during the beginning of each film.
Carla Gugiano as the Voice of the Kryptonian Ship
This one you may have missed. In Batman v Superman, Carla Gugiano, who played Sally Jupiter aka Silk Spectre in Watchmen, provided the voice for the Kryptonian ship where Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) would enter and begin his Dr. Frankenstein-like experiment. Gugiano had several lines in BvS and probably the most lines out of her fellow Watchmen co-stars.
Patrick Wilson as the Voice of the President of the United States
This last one you probably did not notice either, that’s unless you stayed and read the credits. Patrick Wilson, who played Dan Dreiberg aka Nite Owl (the Batman of the group), came back to team up with Snyder and lent his voice to the film as the leader of the country, the president of the United States of America. Just like the other Watchmen cameos, Wilson only had a few lines in the film. He made the final call to send a nuke to outer space in hopes of stopping Doomsday.
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