Matthew Goode, who plays Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias in the feverishly anticipated film version of “Watchmen,” makes his debut today at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
I interviewed the English actor Thursday morning by phone from Dallas, where he was doing publicity for the period drama “Brideshead Revisited.”
He was planning to fly to San Diego Thursday evening for Comic-Con, where director Zack Snyder (“300″) and the “Watchmen” cast are revealing sneak peeks, props, action figures and all sorts of goodies from the film.
“I’m quite excited, and yeah, it should be quite fun,” Goode said Thursday.
He said he was ready to face the notoriously discerning crowds of fanboys and super-nerds at the huge pop culture gathering.
“It should be a really good laugh,” he said.
He added, “We’re just giving them a little teaser, but I haven’t seen any of it. So I’m just as excited as they’re going to be, because I saw the trailer the other day and I thought it was f—ing hello. It was amazing.”
Surprisingly, Goode found quite a few parallels between his characters and experiences on “Brideshead Revisited” and “Watchmen.”
“Brideshead Revisited” is set to open Aug. 1 in Oklahoma City, so I’ll be bringing you more with Goode about both movies in the coming days.
In the meantime, my colleague Matthew Price is in San Diego covering Comic-Con. If you head over to his blog Nerdage, you can read his superheroic coverage of the big event.
Since we’re on the subject of “Watchmen,” I recommend starting your Comic-Con reading with this post about the toys based on the film, which were unveiled Thursday at the convention.