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Matt Frewer Joins Watchmen

Published November 13, 2007 in Casting Update
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders.
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It looks like Watchmen had a few untied casting strings. Though a major cast announcement was released some time back, it looks like there was some additional room for Moloch the Mystic, who will now be played by Matt Frewer.

Matt Frewer for Watchmen

The good people at MTV Movie Blog have discovered that Matt Frewer will be playing a murdered mask in Watchmen.

MTV News has learned that actor Matt Frewer — best known as the stuttering, sarcastic, 80’s icon Max Headroom — has joined the cast of the eagerly anticipated film. The 49-year-old thesp will suit up as Moloch the Mystic, a satanic super villain and magician.

In the graphic novel, Moloch clashes with famous “masks” like Nite Owl, Ozymandias, and Doctor Manhattan, before giving up his life of crime sometime before the action of the novel begins. Rehabilitated, the former vice lord moves to New York City, where he lives alone until his murder in 1985. His dead body is discovered by Rorschach, who is framed for Moloch’s death.

Besides the traits mentioned above, Mystic was also known for his elf-like ears.

Watchmen opens to theaters on March 6th, 2009.

For the first video journal and poster, go to the Watchmen Movie Page.

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