Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Watchmen Movie Trailer and First Look Photos

As long as you didn’t see Tuesday night’s sneak preview of The Dark Knight (where for some reason they showed a trailer for Terminator Salvation) you were treated to the very first trailer for Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. I don’t know about you guys, but that might have been the best movie trailer I’ve ever seen! If you haven’t seen The Dark Knight or just want to watch the trailer again, check out the very first Watchmen trailer below:

Watchmen - Jackie Earle Haley as RorschachWhile I respectfully disagree, most comic fans will say the 1986 Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons limited series is one of, if not the, best and most influential comic books ever created. The book is amazing and did usher in a new wave of writers and mature themed comics, I just don’t think it is the end all be all of comics like many other comic books fans do. But, if you’ve never read a comic book or haven’t read one in 10-20 years and are looking for an incredible story to get you back into the medium, then the Watchmen graphic novel is an excellent place to start.

Watchmen - Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan
Watchmen - Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The ComedianI am pretty excited to see the movie though, because like most comic fans, I never thought this movie would ever be made because it simply couldn’t be properly adapted to the silver screen while running in at under 3 hours. There’s just too much story to be told, and that is probably why Watchmen writer Alan Moore was so adamant that his masterpiece should never be turned into a feature film.

Watchmen - Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The Comedian and Carla Gugino as Silk Spectre 1Nevertheless, and against Moore’s wishes, the Watchmen movie is nearing completion and will be hitting theaters on March 6th, 2009. If you haven’t seen this week’s Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con special with the Watchmen on the cover you should really pick it up or head over to EW.com. Not only is the cover pretty sweet, but both the magazine and website have an exclusive first look at the movie with some really great stills of all of the Watchmen characters.

Entertainment Weekly - San Diego Comic-Con Special Watchmen Cover
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