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When rumors swirled about a possible sequel to Zack Snyder's 2009 adaptation of the subversive, genre-bending graphic novel 'Watchmen', Venkman at GeekTyrant summed up the sentiment of fanboy nation best: "The person who would try and do that would have to be one the dumbest person on the face of the earth, right?"

The film, like the comic it was based on, was meant as a dark (and somewhat finite) critique on superhero culture, one that didn't lend to 'Iron Man'-type franchising. Yet despite lukewarm reviews for the film, the comic remains DC comics' best-selling title of all time, so when word leaked of a sequel and possible prequel mini-series, it reeked of the kind of "almighty buck" sensibility that Rorscharch himself may have railed against.

Well, says Nikki Finke, that's not going to happen.

The Deadline Hollywood chief spoke with an unnamed "well-placed insider" who assured her -- and everyone -- that contrary to internet buzz, no expansion plans are in the works. When rumors swirled about a possible sequel to Zack Snyder's 2009 adaptation of the subversive, genre-bending graphic novel 'Watchmen', Venkman at GeekTyrant summed up the sentiment of fanboy nation best: "The person who would try and do that would have to be one the dumbest person on the face of the earth, right?"

The film, like the comic it was based on, was meant as a dark (and somewhat finite) critique on superhero culture, one that didn't lend to 'Iron Man'-type franchising. Yet despite lukewarm reviews for the film, the comic remains DC comics' best-selling title of all time, so when word leaked of a sequel and possible prequel mini-series, it reeked of the kind of "almighty buck" sensibility that Rorscharch himself may have railed against.

Well, says Nikki Finke, that's not going to happen.

The Deadline Hollywood chief spoke with an unnamed "well-placed insider" who assured her -- and everyone -- that contrary to internet buzz, no expansion plans are in the works.

"There is no truth to anything related to a movie sequel," says the insider. "Not a chance by a longshot. With regards to the comics, well, I guess anything is possible. I'll keep my opinion to myself as to whether it's a smart idea to do so."

So rest easy, comic community. With all the recent talk of big title sequels and re-boots (we're looking at you, 'Spider-Man'), this brooding classic of the genre will remain untoiled-with by studio execs.

For now, at least.