AceShowbiz - A number of "Watchmen" huge fans have signed petition to show their disapproval of The 20th Century Fox's winning the legal battle over Warner Bros. Pictures for the distribution rights of the adventure-fantasy flick. The encounter would likely affect some of Fox's biggest upcoming films as fans have started threatening to boycott the studio's "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."
"I solemnly swear: if Watchmen ends up on the list of great movies that almost made it, I will be leading the charge to make Fox PAY. I will slam every one of the crap movies and TV shows they put out, and use every bit of my blogger-power (it's about 3/4 as potent as flower-power) to downright brainwash every suggestible reader into boycotting any movie released by 20th Century Fox until Watchmen sees the light of day," Vic Holtreman of ScreenRant.com writes. "(Sorry Wolvy, you'll be my first victim. Just to let these stuffed-suits know I ain't playing!) Fox will come to learn the TRUE meaning of the word 'backfire,' and I think I speak for a great many Watchmen fans when I say that."
Greater than signing petition, some furious fans even are threatening to ban and damage the upcoming "Wolverine" via piracy, "presumably, by making a crappy cam recording of the film and posting it somewhere on the Internet for illegal download," comics2film.com reports on its site.
Regarding the negative response fans have shown, a Fox spokesman commented, "Of course we are concerned about the fans; however, any disappointment from the core fans should not be directed toward Fox. What we are doing is seeking to enforce our distribution rights to Watchmen. Legal copyright ownership should not just be swept under the rug and ignored."