Studios Call Off Watchmen War

Long-awaited comic adaptation to hit theaters after Fox, Warners settle
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2009 1:49 AM CST

(Newser) – Audiences will be able to watch Watchmen as scheduled now that Warner Bros and Fox smoothed out a super hero dispute, E! Online reports. Fox, which sued Warners for copyright infringement over the DC Comics film adaptation, has agreed to relinquish distribution rights for a cash payment and a share of box-office receipts. The long-awaited film is now set to hit theaters on its original March 6 release date.