This. Is. The Black Freighter!

Gerard Butler confirmed that he's voicing the Captain for scenes in the animatedTales of the Black Freighter for director Zack Snyder's Watchmen, in a segment solely being created for the DVD. Last year at Comic-Con Snyder said that the Freighter portion of the book (a comic book-within-a-comic book about pirates) would be in the film. But then Warners later nixed the idea, probably to keep the length down.

According to Butler, "It's this descent into madness but explained in such a sane way that you totally feel it yourself." Which doesn't make much sense now, but we'll go along with it. If all future comic book related DVDs received this much attention to detail, it might create a new market and medium for comic books. Just imagine X-Men: Days of Future Past, The DVD. Unfortunatelty, it also means you'll have to double dip at the theater and later on DVD if you want the full experience. [Empire Online]