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Will Kids Watch the Watchmen? The Comedian Says No.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan in WatchmenOne of the main worries that fans of the “Watchmen” graphic novel have is how true to the story director Zack Snyder will stay. According to Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays The Comedian, things are going to get very dark, much to the delight of fans.

Rope of Silicon got a chance to speak with Dean Morgan about whether some of the most controversial scenes were going to make the cut, including a truly defining and dreadful moment in Vietnam involving The Comedian, a pregnant woman, and Billy Crudup’s Dr. Manhattan.

“Yeah, yeah. It’s there. It’s tough, that’s a tough thing. I think that scene and the [other scene] were two things that I’ll forever remember as an actor,” Morgan explained.

I’m reading “Watchmen” again right now and The Comedian’s storyline is a powerful effort at addressing the question of morality the Watchmen have. The scenes have to be in the film.

You can check out the rest of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s interview here. Be warned, the interview includes story spoilers.

Do you like the fact that even the darkest story elements are making it into the film? As well, do you think it can still be successful even if it is so dark?

Adam Sweeney has a background in journalism, having spent 4 years on the Lone Star Lutheran as an Opinions and Arts & Entertainment columnist. He graduated in May 2008 from Texas Lutheran University with a Dramatic Media degree and hopes to become a filmmaker/journalist/radio host/actor extraordinaire. He also writes film and play scripts and figures if Good Luck Chuck can make it to the big screen then why can't he? He can also be read at TalkHoops.net as a feature writer on all things basketball, and his personal blog covers everything from politics to why Keira Knightley is looking more like Jack Skellington every day. (www.myspace.com/theadamlee)

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