Attorneys for 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. laid out plans for the legal battle over Watchmen in a report filed Friday in federal court in Los Angeles.
The New York Times points out that Warner Bros., which says that Fox “sat silently” as producer Lawrence Gordon took Watchmen “to studio after studio with Fox’s express knowledge,” seems ready to draw Gordon, Paramount Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures into the fight. None of those is named in Fox’s lawsuit.
Fox, which is requesting a June trial date, says it will seek an injunction to prevent the planned March release of Watchmen. Warner Bros. contends Fox shouldn’t be allowed to stop the movie, and asks for an April date.