It was a weird thing when the Watchmen movie came out in 2009. There it was, a cinematic adaptation of one of the most-loved superhero stories of all time and… it was bad. Mostly, according to comedian and uber-nerd Patton Oswalt, because it was too much like the comics it was based on.

At an appearance in New Jersey's Word bookstore—picked up by ScreenCrush— Oswalt took questions while on stage with actor Patrick Wilson, who played Night Owl in Zack Snyder's big-budget movie. For the most part, Oswalt's responses to a fan's question about Watchmen won't be that big of a revelation to fans of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' seminal superhero drama. But it's great to see him bounce those thoughts off of Wilson, who offers great insight on what it was like to embody a character that existed in both visual and written forms.