I don't think anyone was clamoring for it but I get how people would be open to it if the story is good.
Not to rehash the stale discussion but I've never totally understood why people get upset about DC using the Watchmen characters in new stories. They own the characters, and using them doesn't diminish Moore's accomplishments with them in any way. I was only expressing hesitation over using them like a Superboy punch or Mephisto contract.
This may actually be a more controversial opinion but I'm open to the notion of Watchmen no longer being regarded as this unsurpassable monolith, and to inch the industry out from its shadow. Maybe breaking the glass and letting others play with the toys will do that.