Monday MADness- Watchmen Wrong Ending!

April 6th, 2015 | Posted in General

Monday MADnessLast week I posted about how we got the ending of the parody of “X2: X-Men United” wrong thanks to working from a script in advance of the film’s release. When we used to try doing that, we’d occasionally have a panel or so with a scene that didn’t make the final movie, but I thought X2 was the only movie we got the ending wrong. An astute e-mailer pointed out we also got the ending of the parody of “Watchmen” wrong. Forgot about that one. It wasn’t as drastic a difference as X2, but they did change things a bit from the script Desmond Devlin worked from.

In the movie, Nite Owl and Silk Spectre square off against Ozymandias after he convinces Dr. Manhattan it would be better not to reveal the truth about his killing millions of innocent lives by destroying major cities, since it had already happened and the results are a US/Soviet Union alliance against the framed Dr. Manhattan. They beat Ozymandias and leave him to consider his choices.

In our parody, the same sort of thing happens but with one difference. In the original script, Ozymandias beats Nite Owl and the Silk Spectre until Nite Owl remote-controls his Owlship to crash into Ozymandias’ lair and crushes him under its hull. I believe Ozymandias actually dies in that script, although that is not clear in the parody’s last panel:


Here’s the full last page for your enjoyment (clicky to embiggen). See the full article in MAD #499!


File that under: “Useless trivia no one cares about”.


  1. Gary (Pogo art) Chapman says:

    Great work again Tom as usual.

  2. Adam Cooke says:

    No, file that under “useless trivia that obsessive MAD fans care about”!


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