What did I say earlier today about Monday news? Here’s more casting non-news we might as well talk about before someone starts claiming it as gospel: Zach Snyder likes Gerard Butler a lot and wouldn’t mind him being in Watchmen, but the actor hasn’t had any discussions about the project, much less read or signed a deal.

While promoting 300, Snyder told SCI FI Wire that he was thinking about casting Butler in the film, but didn’t have a role in mind: "I don’t know yet, but he’s fun, so I’m sure we can figure something out for him."

Snyder went on to discuss the Tom Cruise question, saying that despite a lot of talk, "…I think in the end he’s not going to do it." Feel free to breathe a sigh of relief there.

Unfortunately, Snyder did not say that he’s planning to scrap the Tales of the Black Freighter segments, so we’ve still got that to worry about.