Thursday, May 29, 2008

Is Watchmen's Comedian Being Played By Commander USA?


This image from the upcoming Watchmen movie surfaced the other day on Ain't It Cool News (thanks to Topless Robot for pointing it out), and yes it's got me all tingly in my nether regions. This is a very faithful reproduction of an image that features prominently in the graphic novel depicting The Minutemen, the World War II era super heroes of the Watchmen universe. Click on the image for a closer look. Left to right we have The Silhouette, Moth Man, Dollar Bill, the original Nite-Owl, Captain Metropolis, the original Silk Spectre, Hooded Justice, and kneeling in front we have Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The Comedian... or do we?

IMDB states that Morgan will be playing The Comedian, but a quick comparison of the two images below proves otherwise. The domino mask, the cigar, the graying temples...
The Comedian is obviously being played by former USA Network horror movie host Commander USA who emceed Commander USA's Groovie Movies from 1985-1989. Need more convincing? How about this:
Pretty f**king devastating, huh? No doubt director Zack Snyder is waiting until we're closer to the March 6, 2009 release date to officially acknowledge this, but remember you heard it here first.

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4 comments:

SteveBrooklineMA said...

I just saw a promo pic of Watchmen and thought exactly the same thing. Googled for a pic of The Commander and found your blog. You are clearly on to something here!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it more probable that the character the Comedian was influanced by the character Commander USA? They do have an aweful lot of similarities, but I fail to see how you come to the conclusion that the Comedian would be played by Commander USA. The similarities were there in the comic, too...

Matt Bradshaw said...

Anonymous,

I think it's more likely that this was all just a joke.

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