You’ll probably want to get used to posts like this from now until March 6th when Watchmen hits theaters. The Warner Bros. marketing machine is working overtime to ensure that Zack Snyder’s love letter to fanboys will also appeal to guys that have girlfriends. (I kid because I love.) But WB does want and need to expand their audience beyond strictly diehard fans of the comic. Several new pics have surfaced online in recent days including promo portraits, on-set photos, and one ridiculous looking shot of the Axis of Evil.
These first two are part of the batch found at TotalFilm, and include a shot of Nite Owl II’s fashionable Antarctica costume as well as a party shot of Jon Osterman and Janey Slater taken moments before Osterman removes his suit to reveal his glowing blue balls beneath.
We also have a few shared with us by reader Christopher M. highlighting The Comedian looking tough, taking notes, and kicking ass.
Empire Online also debuted some pretty slick b&w portraits taken for an upcoming Watchmen photo book by Clay Enos. Check out these shots of Rorschach and Silk Spectre. He remains very cool looking of course, and she remains incredibly hot, but the b&w detail really highlights the ridiculous design of her costume. Not only would it take hours to put on or take off, but it offers absolutely zero protection from nazis, squids, or sexual predators! Oh, and it exposes her secret garden stubble to the world too.
And finally, here’s one more pic from Total Film. Now, take a look at these costumes. At these poses. At these crotch bulges. This is the one that makes me pause and wonder just how campy this movie is going to be. Seriously, and be honest here, if you weren’t ball-deep in Alan Moore and had never heard of Watchmen wouldn’t you think these characters look like they belong in the gay retelling of Warren Beatty’s Dick Tracy? (Only it would be called Dick Tracy.) I realize the Axis of Evil is part of the old-school world of heroes and villains in Watchmen, but it’s still difficult to take these guys seriously.
Is it obvious that I’m pretty much the only FSR writer not planning on wearing rubber undies when I go see Watchmen? Although I will be seeing it…