So, who would Snyder want to possibly take a role in the Watchmen film? His 300 star Gerard Butler for one. "He may" play a part, Snyder said. Which one? "I don't know yet, but he's fun, so I'm sure we can figure something out for him." What does Butler think about all this? In a separate interview during the convention Butler said he would love to work with the director again after his experiences on 300 but that Snyder hadn't approached him yet. Butler isn't the only actor Snyder is already thinking about for Watchmen, however.
He also has his sights on an even bigger mega-star: Tom Cruise. "I don't think Tom's going to do it," Snyder said in the interview. "I think he's busy and for whatever other reason. He does like the idea. He did like the concept. But, ... you know, we talked about it a lot. But I think in the end he's not going to do it. But [he's] still cool." Snyder had wanted Cruise to perhaps play the key role of Ozymandias in the film but to be honest, I'm glad Cruise doesn't seem to be interested. In the long run, its better for Watchmen if Cruise isn't involved at all.