Is Gerard Butler The Pirate in Watchmen?

Posted by: Michael

At a recent LA Press Junket Sheila Roberts sat down and talked with Gerard Butler one of my favorite actors and one of the key things that was touched on was the upcoming Watchmen Movie and is he or is he not going to be playing The Pirate. The answer right from Gerard is a long and complicated one, quote;

You know, I’ll tell you, I don’t know. Zack’s crazy, so am I, so it’s funny because – there’s a man who I set in gear too because I was a big part of 300 but everything – that’s Zack’s movie, it was his genius that made 300 what it was and it was a great marriage between the two of us, and I was in a great position where I’d love to have jumped into the Watchmen and done something but I’d plenty to be doing on my own as well, and I’ve already done the graphic novel film so for me not to go and do another one is fine, but I would love to work with Zack again.

 But that role has been on and off and on and off, and the funny thing is we haven’t even talk about it for a while but I keep hearing rumors, Zack’s going to give you a call, but I know he’s busy, but it’s like one minute the role was cut because of budget, then it was back in, then it was cut, so I keep hearing, ‘He’s going to call you, oh, maybe not. He’s going to call you.’ And then my stuntman who’s on my film, the one in New Mexico, just went up there, he just text me and said, ‘Oh Zack’s giving you a call because he wants you to do that role.’

So I have no idea. I think right now they’re so caught up with the main body of the film that I guess they probably don’t even know if they’re going to do that or not, but if my schedule permits, because I don’t finish my film until the end of January, but I think they’re still going, so if it’s around and I do it, I’d love to go up there – it would be really cool to get back on a set with Zack.

Look for Sheila's indepth interview with Gerard later in the week!

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