Watchmen is one of my all time favorite comic series. I’ve purchased the complete edition no less than three times because I keep loaning it out and it never returns.
We’re officially one year away from the release of the movie, and director Zack Snyder (who also did 300 and the recent Dawn of the Dead remake) has released high quality stills of some of the most important characters from the story.
Now, before you go clicking that link it’s important you understand these characters. Don’t go looking if you haven’t already read the material because you’ll just think they look like cheesy superhero archetypes. In fact, that’s the point. Watchmen is the story of heroes who existed in a quasi “golden age” of superheroes that are now older and must deal with a whole new set of problems while at the same time question who they are and why they do what they do. Meanwhile the rest of the world is an alternate 1985 in which the U.S. is a hair’s width away from full blown war with the Soviet Union. The story (and hopefully the movie) aren’t anything like most other typical comic book setups, and that’s what makes Watchmen so great.
Basically what I’m trying to say here is don’t expect another X-Men style movie!