Eight New Awesome Watchmen Posters from Comic-Con 08!
by Alex Billington
July 27, 2008
We're wrapping up all of our Comic-Con coverage and there's a few things that we've missed but needed to catch up on. Both Watchmen and Terminator Salvation are coming out of Comic-Con with incredible buzz, so it's with great pleasure that I present eight new Watchmen posters from the show floor that were on display at the DC Comics' booth. Thanks to our Brazilian friends at Omelete for uploading some great photos of all eight posters, as they've haven't officially hit online until now. By March next year, all eight of these (and the characters in them) will be ingrained in our minds - because after these presentation at Comic-Con, I'm expecting Watchmen to be a huge hit and a phenomenal movie. The imagery in all of these is fantastic and I commend Warner Brothers for sticking with a classic 80's style instead of going with something modern and sleek, like the posters for 300. Check them out below!
Besides these eight posters, there is not an official poster for the movie yet besides the David Gibbons' drawn poster that Zack Snyder debuted at last year's Comic-Con. I'm not sure whether these are official posters or not, but I expect Warner Brothers to be debuting a lot more different posters over the next few months anyway, so stay tuned for more! Thoughts on these eight?
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!
big r on Jul 27, 2008
Those are awesome posters and I seriously can't wait for this movie. I'm guessing that the next full trailer will be with Harry Potter 6 in November since it's the next big blockbuster from Warner and I' betting they would wan't the movie to get as much mainstream attention as possible. Hopefully, the movie will live up to all the hype.
dylan on Jul 27, 2008
Some are good, some are a little too bland. They look a little pulp-ish to me.
Ryan on Jul 27, 2008
Nthngmn on Jul 27, 2008
WOW! Beautiful! I am loving everything about this movie and we still have 8 months. Just started reading the book again, second time. This movie is going to blow peoples minds! Can't wait!
K on Jul 27, 2008
Watchmen looks good but can we please get some X-Men Origins: Wolverine coverage Alex? Seems like you guys are ignoring that movie while constantly promoting this one.
Daas on Jul 27, 2008
OMG those look so badass... I love the Rorschach #8: did you ever think maybe there isn't any Wolverine stuff to show? Hmmm?
CSpuppydog on Jul 27, 2008
No #9 there certainly has been stuff to show, yet I see very little or no coverage of it here. Hugh Jackman's surprise visit at Comic-Con was certainly news worthy, every other movie news site covered it. Heck even Yahoo, CNN, etc covered it. Yet no mention here.
Daas on Jul 27, 2008
Kail on Jul 27, 2008
You know what... I can't recall exactly.... but back in the days when this was a 12 issue limited-series I think these exact same posters came out, only they were drawn, not "real." They look extremely familiar. If that's what they did here, thumb's up.
dRailer on Jul 27, 2008
Nice a few are ok but the rest are awesome.
Xerxex on Jul 27, 2008
Those look great and if what dRailer said is true, then even more props!
Nate on Jul 27, 2008
Yes, very cool and unique design. It really speaks to the original format of the opening splash pages.
Nettle on Jul 27, 2008
I agree with #8 and 10. As much as I'm looking forward to seeing this movie there hasn't been any coverage about Wolverine. I know we're still a few months away from it, but the Hugh Jackman surprise visit to Comic-Con was even shown on TV this week.
Diego on Jul 27, 2008
These are recreations of the DC house ads from the original release of the miniseries in 1986. Check out the originals here: http://blog.newsarama.com/2008/03/13/fearful-scenery-vintage-watchmen-ads/ Not sure how I feel about it. I know everyone's buzzing on this movie but as of right now it looks like Synder isn't so visionary; he's not bringing anything original to the material he's just recreating it shot for shot. If that's all he's doing, why bother?
dopiestghost on Jul 27, 2008
hey the wolverine trailer is on spill.com, check it out gambit looks cool. by the way the poster look great.
Darrin on Jul 27, 2008
#16, now that's what I'm talkin about!! Wolverine looks awesome!
Daas on Jul 27, 2008
God. These are so motherfucking great, it.... creeps me out. Everything I see about this movie's just building into more special levels of righteousness. Hook line and motherfucking sinker. What IS happening ?!? P.S. And with this, and Oliver Stone's W. trailer, and all those scary goose-bumps-inducing Veidt commercials slated to come with the movie, and their glaringly unmistakable collective vibe just points to one exact thing: the 80's IS coming back. Neither a remake, nor pastiche, and not just in a mere period sense, it's simply returning something fierce. That is the looming zeitgeist.
silentspring on Jul 28, 2008
I wouldn't mind gettin' my hands on that Rorsach one...
Will S. (Co. Springs) on Jul 28, 2008
they need to cool down the whole "from the visionary director of",once would be enough-the way hellboy 2 hardly emphasized the director,maybe a line or two here & there but this is just redundant. im taking this way too seriously.they look good. also,as a result i dont remember who hellboy 2's director was though im aware he's some bigshot
twispious on Jul 28, 2008
I don't mind the 'visionary director of 300" part too much. I mean, how else is the studio supposed to sell this movie to the common idiot? There are no A-list stars, and it can't get by on awesome visuals alone. And by the way #20, the director of Hellboy II was Guillermo Del Toro, who also directed Cronos, Blade II, Hellboy, and Pan's Labyrinth.
Andrew on Jul 28, 2008
Ah, thank you number 15... I knew I had seen them before. Kudos!
dRailer on Jul 28, 2008
Did anyone notice the wolverine trailer lol
big r on Jul 28, 2008
These are complete recreations of the original promo posters for the graphic novel. Really cool idea to recreate them.
Derek on Jul 28, 2008
Damn there all good love them all very classic.
Curtis on Jul 28, 2008
i watched the trailer closer and they need to have mr manhattans....uhhhhh....you know.......things covered up or here comes a nc-17 rating for nutidy throughout. please tell me if he wears pants at all
cheater on Jul 29, 2008
Dr. Manhattan doesn't wear clothes for most of the comic. The reason for this is because after his break-down and reconstruction, he slowly becomes less human. He doesn't understand simple human conventions like clothing, time, or other's feeling. When he first rematerializes he wears clothes, but it slowly gets down to a leotard, then shorts, then this funky m shaped speedo, then nothing. In the comic, the artist used crafty angles and shots that let you know he was naked without actually showing anything. You only saw his wang when you really needed to.
Nettle on Jul 29, 2008
Why does the Manhattan poster have the quote attributed to "Professor Wally Weaver"--why not just leave it as Prof. Glass? Am I being too nitpicky? Is this the exact kind of thing I should not be doing?
Clifton on Jul 30, 2008
Comparison of original/new posters here: http://www.plasmicstudio.com/watchmen/poster_comparisons
Steve on Aug 3, 2008
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emoboy on Oct 21, 2008
Sick posters. Check out more at http://www.watchmemovieposters.com
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