Its gonna be okay, guys. Its gonna be okay.
I’ve read interviews with him, and I’ve heard from some second-hand sources that he cared deeply about the material, but until I saw him speak last night, I didn’t fully appreciate just how passionate he was. While I listened to him speak, it hit me: Zack Snyder cares about Watchmen as much as we do, and it shows.
Before I realized it, I was on my feet, getting in line, not to ask a question, but to make a comment.
When I approached the mic, I felt my hands get cold and I couldn’t feel my feet. This is typically what happens to me when I’m really nervous.
I cleared my throat and said, “Hi, my name is Wil, and I’m from Pasadena.”
He said, “Hey, I’m from Pasadena, too!”
“AWESOME!” I said, and felt stupid.
I steadied myself, as the entire theater faded away and all I could hear was the sound of my own voice, coming out of someone else, very far away. “I just wanted to tell you that I’ve wanted to see this movie for twenty years.”
I took a breath, and was horrified to feel some very real emotion rising up in my chest.
“Oh fuck. Just say it and run away!”
“I just wanted to say thank you for making it worth the wait.”
Its gonna be okay.