We’ve identified for months that Jeremy Irons will likely be in HBO’s Watchmen TV pilot, which is supposedly an “different actuality” from the one depicted within the comedian and takes place after that story, however all we knew was that he’d be enjoying an “growing old and imperious lord of a British manor.” Now, it feels like we would not have even identified that, as a result of /Movie now says that data was a little bit of subterfuge to cover the truth that Irons is definitely enjoying an older model of Adrian Veidt—a.ok.a. Ozymandias, the key villain from Watchmen. /Movie says it has “confirmed” that this information is right, however we haven’t heard something official about it from HBO.
Assuming that Irons actually is enjoying Veidt, it’s vital to level out that the leaked set images we noticed over the summer season included a newspaper with a headline about Veidt being useless, that means his function within the present will both be minimal or he’ll seem in flashbacks of some sort. The unique Watchmen began with the homicide of Eddie Blake, a.ok.a. The Comic, with flashbacks revealing what led as much as his demise, and given the discuss this venture being a “remixed” model of the story, opening it with the homicide of Adrian Veidt after which having him pop up in flashbacks could be a great way to tug that off. Plus, Veidt is the man who killed The Comic, so there could be some enjoyable symmetry there.
Irons isn’t the one actor on HBO’s Watchmen that we all know some extra about now, although, with /Movie additionally noting that Jean Sensible from Legion has joined the solid as an FBI Agent Blake. Individuals who have learn Watchmen (or this very information story!) will acknowledge that as the identical final title as The Comic, however we don’t know if that’s only a nod to the comedian or if it implies that Jean Sensible’s character will likely be associated to him in a roundabout way. We additionally don’t know if that is even correct, as—once more—we haven’t heard something official from HBO.