We knew this was coming — we had reported last week that we knew the trailer for Zack Snyder’s Watchmen would be attached to The Dark Knight. So it was safe to assume that it would end up online sometime this week. And thanks to Empire Online, we have our first look at what appears to be a pretty breathtaking flick.
As expected, the trailer is absolutely breathtaking in its visual representation of the artwork done by Dave Gibbons on the Alan Moore graphic novel from which this is taken. For Watchmen fans, there will be nothing like seeing Rorschach, Night Owl and The Comedian on screen for the first time. And while I think there will be general complaints about the full-CGI Dr. Manhattan, played by Billy Crudup, I would argue that he looks pretty damn good. It appears that Snyder, as he did with 300, is trading realism with style. And if he stays committed to it, as he also did with 300, it seems to be his bread and butter. Personally, I couldn’t be more excited for this film — bring on the panel at Comic-Con!
Just click any of the screen shots below to see the trailer.
UPDATE: It appears that Empire has removed the trailer for the time being. We will be sure to let you know when it comes back online. For now, we’ve got a low resolution version. It is also now available in high definition at Apple.com.
What do you think of the first trailer for Watchmen?