Get Psychoanalyzed By Rorschach

Warner Brothers has just released their 10-minute long interactive Watchmen trailer, where Rorschach asks you what you see on his ink-blot test. Plus there's a new Dr. Manhattan origins video. » 3/02/09 3:28pm 3/02/09 3:28pm

9 Questions You May Have About Watchmen

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. » 3/01/09 12:00pm 3/01/09 12:00pm

Who's The Giant Blue Guy?

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. » 3/01/09 11:51am 3/01/09 11:51am

Where Does It Take Place?

Watchmen takes place in an alternate America of 1985, complete with Cold War references like the Doomsday plot and nuclear paranoia, along with more subtle changes. The history of Watchmen's world mirrors our own until the 1940s, when "costumed adventurers" - the book's name for superheroes - started to appear (This… » 3/01/09 11:36am 3/01/09 11:36am

Who Are The Watchmen?

This is kind of a trick question. In the original comic, there isn't actually a group of people who call themselves the Watchmen. The superheroes all belonged to teams called the Minutemen, named for Paul Revere's militia during the American Revolutionary War, or the Crimebusters. The comic takes its title from the… » 3/01/09 11:33am 3/01/09 11:33am

Watchmen's Axis Of Evil Has A Dangerous "Package"

New stills from Zack Snyder's Watchmen are popping up all over, and the movie's minor bad guys are looking pretty crazy, nothing says evil like a giant swastika. Plus check out Nite Owl's snow gear. » 1/30/09 12:30pm 1/30/09 12:30pm

Dr. Manhattan's Blue Man Bits Now In HD

We reported about the great lengths » 10/27/08 9:30am 10/27/08 9:30am that director of the comic book adaptation Zack Snyder went to keep Dr. Manhattan's blue downstairs tasteful yet accurate for viewers. Heck, we've even blogged the almost moments where you got to see Billy Crudup (Dr. Manhattan's) "manness" in the diaries and making of Manhattan…

New Watchmen Diary Almost Flashes Us Dr. Manhattan's Goods

The latest Watchmen » 9/08/08 9:30am 9/08/08 9:30am journal is out, and this time we get a behind-the-scenes look at the cinematography, and how the team tried to make every scene symmetrical and exactly like the set-up of the graphic novel. Plus new images of Dan Dreiberg as the second Nite Owl and Billy Crudup all blued-up in his Dr. Manhattan…

io9 Analyzes Three Leaked Scripts for Watchmen

While Director Zack Snyder is working away feverishly to complete his live-action adaptation of Alan Moore's seminal Watchmen graphic novel, we decided to take a look at the three versions of the film's script floating around on the etherwebs. This project has had several stalled-out development attempts since 1986,… » 1/03/08 10:45am 1/03/08 10:45am