On Zack Snyder's Changes to the Story:
"Strangely enough, if Zack had stuck exactly with everything I drew, I would be very disappointed because I think it's important that the movie stands as a good movie, and a good movie isn't just a literal translation of every single comic-book panel. And I really loved where things have been amalgamated and made filmically much better because of that."
On the Level of Detail in the Movie:
"Having seen this particular [advance] footage three times myself now, I've noticed things every time I've watched it. And I think just as you can read [the comic book] and then go back and see another layer, I'm pretty sure that when this comes out on DVD, people are going to be going through it frame by frame to discover stuff. So I think that's another way it will really resemble the experience of the comic book but in filmic terms."
On Convincing Alan Moore to See the Movie:
"I don't think it's my job to convince Alan to do anything, and I wouldn't even go there. And I don't know what he'd think of it. I rather not be drawn into hypothetical speculation about Alan's thought processes."
On How Mainstream Moviegoers Will React:
"I think another example of why this being made now is very, very timely is because it stands in relation to the superhero movies [in the same way] that the comic book did to the superhero comic books at the time. In other words, the average moviegoer understands superheroes -- they know about secret identities and Owlcaves and nuclear-powered heroes. So they come in and they immediately know what it's about. And just as I like to think the readers of comics in the 1980s [did], they will find questions being asked that they maybe haven't thought of before, like if there was a Dr. Manhattan, what would the world be like? If there really were superheroes, what would they really be like? And I think it will be satisfying to moviegoing audiences for that if nothing else -- and there's plenty else to be satisfied about."
On the Most Satisfying Parts of the Watchmen Experience:
"Finally getting it done. Because it was such a huge amount of work, and because it did rely specifically on Alan's talents and mine and [colorist] John Higgins' talents. Until we'd done that last page, we really didn't have anything; it couldn't have been handed off to some other writer-artist team. So there's a sense of achievement of having got it done. And I suppose over the years, really, it's just the thrill of seeing it continually in print and [at] every convention I go to, people reading it for the first time or people bringing in their fifth copy of it because they've worn their other copies out. And obviously, [the movie] is a huge thrill for me as well -- to see pictures that were kind of germinated in Alan's scripts and then I gave birth to, if you like, and then to see [them] grown up and off in the world doing their own thing in a movie. I never would've imagined anything of this scale or complexity. So yeah, I've been very lucky to be associated with such a thing. And one of the proudest things about it, movies and everything aside, is I've always loved comics and the fact that it's brought people into comics is one of the things that I'm most excited about."