Watchmen Mania: New Photos, Comic Comparisons, and More!
Warner Brothers has very successfully started the buzz on Zack Snyder's Watchmen with the debut of the incredible first trailer this weekend. Since that trailer hit yesterday afternoon, most of the internet has instantly become enthralled by all things Watchmen. So to top off that trailer, a plethora of exciting new goodies has arrived today. First up, Entertainment Weekly's upcoming issue features the Watchmen on the cover (in their classic pose) and we've posted a few of the photos that can be found inside. Additionally, our friends at Rope of Silicon have put together an awesome comic comparison piece. And lastly, MTV chats with Zack Snyder about the trailer and the latest progress on finishing the film for March.
”In my movie, Superman doesn't care about humanity, Batman can't get it up, and the bad guy wants world peace,” Zack Snyder tells EW. ”Will Watchmen be the end of superhero movies? Probably not. But it sure will kick them in the gut.” The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly hits newsstands this weekend and features a full Comic-Con preview (also see this). The best of all is that Zack Snyder gets his own exclusive in-depth article with new photos (see below) and even a cover shot. I've included the cover at the bottom of this article for your viewing pleasure, so check that out as well as the photos from the article. And if you care to read more, you can read the entire article online right here.
After the debut of the trailer yesterday, Rope of Silicon put together an incredible feature article comparing frames of the trailer directly with frames of the comic book. They've done a great job of putting this together stylistically and it looks fantastic. I've put a few examples below, but you can see a total of 10 comparisons over on their site. This definitely shows us that Zack is going for a visual style that mimics the comic yet again, but changes the colors and the tone. And I've got to say, I love the new colors and tone that we saw in the trailer - it all looked so stunning! This is going to be such a perfect adaptation of Watchmen that I'm already starting to wonder if anything else will live up to it after it comes out?
Over at MTV they have a quick interview snippet from Zack Snyder who explains that they had to change a gun in one scene to a walkie-talkie due to MPAA demands. Apparently the MPAA wouldn't allow them to point a gun at the screen, even for a half of a second, so they had to CGI a walkie-talkie in instead. If you're looking for more updates from Zack Snyder, just hold out. He'll be presenting an hour long panel at Comic-Con on Friday morning. I'm expecting that there will be quite a bit shown there, including some scenes or an extended trailer. Be prepared, for Watchmen has finally arrived!
Watchmen is directed by Zack Snyder (of Dawn of the Dead and 300) and written by David Hayter (The Scorpion King, X-Men, X-Men 2) and Alex Tse. The movie arrives in theaters everywhere on March 6th, 2009. Stay tuned for even more Watchmen coverage, photos, and more exclusives right here at FS.net!