Twentieth Century Fox's war with Warner Bros. over rights to Watchmen
has sparked fan outrage across the Web following a published report that Fox is seeking to prevent Zack Snyder's $100 million-plus comic book adaptation from ever being released, a report that most reasonable people and several informed sources believe just isn't accurate. Those familiar with the situation tell EW.com that despite the legal mess over rights, Fox isn't actually interested in suppressing Snyder's film - they just want affirmation of ownership and/or restitution, and there are many scenarios by which Fox could get paid, including a cash settlement or distribution rights to the film. Either way, look for Watchmen
to be released, as scheduled, on March 6, 2009.
Caught in the crossfire of murky legal vollies and overheated online venting: some of Fox's biggest upcoming films!