Director and producer Damon Lindelof took to social media to reveal new casting news that has DC double dipping in their DCEU actor talent pool for the upcoming HBO series Watchmen.
Based on the best seller graphic novel from Alan Moore, the series has cast actor Jeremy Irons. Of course, he has recently appeared in the Batman V Superman and Justice League films as Alfred, Batman’s butler.
Lindelof spoke on the vet actor’s casting and needless to say, he seems pretty pleased:
When I was 14, I got a job as an usher at the Route 4 Cineplex Odeon Tenplex (we had to call it that when we answered the phone) with hopes of watching every movie on every screen over and over again. As there were always ten in rotation, something had to be truly special to stand out. One that did was Cronenberg’s DEAD RINGERS, the tale of two homicidal gynecologists who happened to be identical twin brothers. I was in awe of the raw brilliance of the lead actor… and his brother was just as good as he was! I vowed then and there to one day work with at least one of them. That day is today. Mr. Irons… I am honored. Thanks for taking the watch, man
Recent casting news also had actor Regina King set to be the main lead in the series, alongside actor Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard who will also appear in the series.
The exact details of their characters are being kept under wraps. Director Damon Lindelof also posted a letter to fans in which he laid out his vision for the series, which he said will not be a re-telling of the classic story from the original graphic novel, but rather a new story in the same world with new characters set in the present day
More as things develop.