I know, that sentence makes no sense, but apparently, it’s because of the swinging 60’s rendition of Batman that we’ll get to see Watchmen hit the screens as intended this March.
To get you up to speed, Fox submitted an injunction to prevent Warner Bros from releasing Watchmen next year, claming that they still had legal rights to the property.
You’ll never believe what might make Fox give the go ahead, if the always interesting Lying in the Gutters is to be believed…
[D]o Fox really want to make a “Watchmen” film of their own? Do they want the money from the Warners “Watchmen” film? Do they want a cut? A payoff? Or just holding up a rival?
None of the above. Sources tell me that Fox want the 1960s Batman TV series. Currently Fox own the TV footage, but Warner Bros own the characters and trademarks, via their ownership of DC Comics. The rights to a DVD release have been held up for a long time now, and this case looks like it may be the instrument to release them.
Oh, Fox will get a wodge of cash as well – many millions of dollars it seems. But it seems they also want the rights to release the Adam West-starring Batman on DVD, something long denied fans of the series. And Warners will get the “Watchmen” film, to release as planned.
I guess we’ll all have to celebrate by doing the Batusi…