Empire's Awesome Watchmen Covers Plus Four New Photos

July 31, 2008
Source: Empire

Empire's Awesome Watchmen Covers

Ever since the teaser trailer debuted in front of The Dark Knight, the whole world has been caught up in Watchmen fever. Indeed, it's a fever that's going to last all the way through March when the film hits theaters, so we suggest you join in now. The British movie magazine Empire is the latest to fuel the Watchmen hype machine and considering I'm an avid fan myself, I can't help but feature these awesome new photos. Not only do they have two exclusive covers debuting on the next issue of their magazine, but inside you'll find four more photos from Watchmen that should leave a grin on everyone's face. Is there anything else they can do to make this movie look any more amazing?!

Below you'll find the two covers courtesy of Empire side-by-side. I love the separation of characters: Ozymandias, The Comedian, Rorschach on one. Silk Spectre, Dr. Manhattan, Nite Owl on the other.

Empire's Watchmen CoverEmpire's Watchmen Cover

Shown below are the rest of Empire's exclusive photos:

Empire's Exclusive Watchmen Photos

Empire's Exclusive Watchmen Photos

Empire's Exclusive Watchmen Photos

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!

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Reader Feedback - 19 Comments


to quote Jay Sherman: Hatchi Machi!

Ivan on Jul 31, 2008


I am looking forward to this movie. The hype is slowly becoming bigger n bigger with every news relating to this movie even though its releasing only next year......

Prem on Jul 31, 2008


I dig the banana hammock on dr manhattan.

greg on Jul 31, 2008


Gotta cover up the big, blue junk!

Tom Brazelton on Jul 31, 2008


The citizen kane of superhero movies? Hold on, geez we haven't even seen the fucking movie yet.

Boris Van Der Ree on Jul 31, 2008


@#3&4: LOL! Why isn't Nite Owl fat? That was like a huge part of who he is.

Nettle on Jul 31, 2008


Bit old now (don't remember it being reported on here though?) but Itunes has a video comic up for the Watchmen graphic novel...its basically the comic panels animated with actors doing voices etc Might be worth it for anyone (Alex?) who is excited about the movie but has never read the comic!! It would have been awesome if they had the actual movie actors doing the voices, but i don't think it does? (only seen a small clip, d-loading it now!)

chrisUK on Jul 31, 2008


ooooh, ahhhhh

Keith on Jul 31, 2008


Everyone says Citizen Kane is great, but my theory is that nobody has seen it in the past 10 years. So I'm casting bullshit on that headline. Thread solved.

DCompose on Jul 31, 2008


I think this looks cheap cheesey and stupid.. No offense to fans =]

Blake B on Jul 31, 2008


Watchmen takes the cheesy stupid one-dimensional world of superheroes and turns it on it's head. It was one of the first series to come out and say "Wait a minute! Should we trust emotionally unstable kooks in costumes to protect us?" Think of it like "Itachy and Scratchy" Lovable cartoon mouse disembowels cuddly cartoon cat.

Blake A (That's one better) on Jul 31, 2008


y does this movie come off to me as a low-bugeted 1970's b-movie..don't ghet me wrong, it looks like a pretty good b-movie. who's that guy speaking in the trailer supposed, i forgot what he said, something likeg when the town calls on me i won't be there to help, something like not familiar ith the comic book series

LeeMan on Jul 31, 2008


Rorshac is the one speaking in the trailer

Brian on Jul 31, 2008


can someone explain the part about everyone is a superhero but no one has superpowers...(except dr manhattan)

Joel on Jul 31, 2008


They aren't called "Superheroes" in the book. Manhattan is, but the rest are refferred to in other ways. "Capes" "Masked Heroes", crap like that. I can't remember the names, specifically. The book actually covers all of this, both in the actual plotline itself as well as the 'between episodes' stuff that is used really well to flesh out the world and a couple of the characters. The bit in the "Incredibles" about the capes was a sly wink at Watchmen. At least, that's how I took it.

Squiggly_P on Jul 31, 2008


Im not sold yet that this will be a big mainstream attration as Im getting a total fanboy buzz and not much reaction from the main stream. While I loved Zach Snyder's Dawn of the Dead remake and I liked his "300" I don't like his use of slow motion photography and I don' think Im alone on that point! on Aug 2, 2008


#12, That was one of Rorshach's lines and on the first page of the graphic novel. Word for word: "The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout, 'save us!'... and I will look down and whisper, 'no'." #15, I got the same vibe from the Incredibibles. I think the part about the capes being hazardous was a throwback. #16, The slow motion photography helps capture the look of the actual frames from the graphic novel. ie: Comedian being thrown out of his apartment window in chapter one.

JL on Aug 4, 2008


This months mag rocks. The whole feature on Watchmen is great - and yes I did by both editions. is that bad?

Mike on Aug 6, 2008


The book is great. But making a movie out of it might be a bad idea. There's so much going on in that book, it would be a very difficult job turning it into a film. Would have been better off making an 8-part serial or something...

Hescian on Oct 7, 2008

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