Haley for Rorschach? Patric for Dr. Manhattan?

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Actor Paddy Consadine wants you know that he’s NOT playing Rorschach in Zach Snyder’s upcoming WATCHMEN adaptation… but he knows who is…

Apparently, Jackie Earle Haley has been offered the role.

Now, I haven’t seen LITTLE CHILDREN, but I know Haley got an Oscar-nomination from it. He could certainly look the part. Its an intriguing choice that honors the film’s intent for the character.

Expect all of these rumors to start becoming official announcements soon, with shooting starting up in the fall.

Still can’t believe this film is finally, really happening…

Update: Moriarty posts over at AICN with all sorts of new rumors on the project, here’s the gist of it:

Keanu Reeves wanted too much money to play Dr. Manhattan.

The new favorite is JASON PATRIC– great choice! Billy Crudup is supposedly also in the running.

As for The Comedian, Moriarty indirectly hints that THOMAS JANE might get the part, but also mentions RON PEARLMAN and NATHAN FILLION– so no matter, looks like a fanboy fave is going to nab that role.

Update #2: Man… the WATCHMEN news just won’t let up today. Superherohype has an exclusive with PATRICK WILSON… sounds like he’s in for Nite Owl:

SHH: Recently Zach 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.

So, think we can safely pencil him as Dan?

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