From the “bad idea” files, DC Comics wanted/want to do prequels & even sequels to Watchmen. Ugh. Lucky Alan Moore is still cranky with DC (though I don’t know if that’s enough to stop them):
They offered me the rights to Watchmen back, if I would agree to some dopey prequels and sequels…But these days I don’t want Watchmen back. Certainly, I don’t want it back under those kinds of terms.