Watchmen comes out exactly one year from today, and to celebrate Zack Snyder has released the first batch of character photos from the film. I’m not quite sold on the costuming, but I guess its a fair contemporary adaptation of the comic book characters. Night Owl looks like a complete rip-off of Christopher Nolan’s Batman (yes, I know the character bears certain similarities to Batman in the comic, but why not make him look more unique like the comic version? Also it seems like Snyder had the art department add scratches and good to the edges of each of these photos in an attempt to try to make them look cooler than they are. The photos aren’t bad, so I’m not sure why he is resorting to such a strange effect. I’ve included photos of the comic book versions of each of the character below. Click on the images to enlarge. And please, tell me what you guys think in the comments below.
Watchmen hits theaters on March 6th 2009.
Discuss: What do you think of the big screen versions of the famous Alan Moore comic book characters?