You heard that Watchmen prequels were in the pipeline; now take a look at some of the reputed artwork. Bleeding Cool's Rich Johnston has gotten his hands on Joe and Andy Kubert's designs for Nite Owl and JG Jones' Comedian from the Watchmen prequel miniseries, which are being developed under the moniker "Panic Room."
Looking at all the fan-made poster for The Avengers last night, a thought struck me: Maybe the best way to film the sprawling ensemble piece that is Alan Moore's Watchmen would have been to borrow from Marvel's approach?
It's Independence Day here in the United States, and what better way to celebrate it than to remember the fictional men and women who drape themselves in red, white and blue and try to personify what makes the country great?
We've shown you Ponderosa's... individual take on The Dark Knight before, but now the slash artist has turned her attention to Watchmen, and revealed that never-before-known connection between Sally and Ozymandias. Yes, really. Possibly NSFW.
You've seen the posters, the many trailers and featurettes and followed the lawsuit. But with Watchmen hitting screens on Friday, you may still be wondering what it's all about. Let us try to help.
Firstly, I'm not joking. There will be spoilers for the end of Watchmen here, and if you don't want to know, turn back now. I've been very unspoily elsewhere, but this one is unavoidably filled with spoilers for the end of the story of both the comic and the movie. This is your last warning.
That would be Dr. Manhattan. Yes, he spends a lot of the film naked; being transformed from an everyday nuclear scientist into what is essentially a glowing blue god with powers and perspective beyond those of normal human beings tends to make you less bothered about things like "clothing," apparently.
Where the Comedian goes, murder and mayhem follow close behind. So it's only right that the actor portraying this masked sadist, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, almost set himself and the entire Watchmen set ablaze.
Worry not, fans of brutal superheroes: The rape that's central to Watchmen's complex character dynamics will be featured in the movie without any censorship. Maybe just the opposite, in fact.