ComingSoon.net/Superhero Hype!’s Max Evry recently talked with actor Patrick Wilson about his upcoming drama Evening and decided to try to put to rest the rampant rumors that he’s in talks to play Nite Owl in Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Alan Moore’s Watchmen. Wilson didn’t deny the rumors, but you can read their discussion and decide for yourself if Wilson is “pulling a Shia” or whether he’s already cinched that key role.
SHH!: Recently Zack Snyder made a statement to a reporter basically confirming that there had been an offer put out to you to play Nite Owl in “Watchmen.” Is it true?
Patrick Wilson: (Laughs) Umm… you know… what’d he say? I don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about this stuff. It’s been confirmed on a lot of websites, I’ll just say that.
SHH!: Are you familiar with the material?
Wilson: I am, very.
SHH!: Are you enthusiastic about the material?
Wilson: (laughs) The material’s phenomenal, let’s put it that way. It’s pretty unbelievable. It’s unbelievable. Just as we were talking about, you know with every huge… and that’s a totally different, when you talk about comic book movies that doesn’t even do an ounce of justice to that script, both the movie script and the original graphic novel is pretty phenomenal writing.
SHH!: Totally, and if it is true you’d be a good fit for that role, if you were hypothetically to play it.
Wilson: (sarcastic) If by chance I did have… when does your story run?
SHH!: Probably a couple weeks.
Wilson: Oh yeah, well by then I would imagine there might be… I mean, I would blab my mouth ’cause I certainly haven’t been told to keep quiet. It’s just out of respect for them trying to get everybody else on board before I go ahead and blab my mouth, but it’s pretty cool. It’s exciting stuff.
In the meantime, you’ll be able to see Wilson in Michael Cunningham’s Evening, which opens on June 29 and you can read the rest of this interview later this week.