Watchmen: Running Time, New Trailer And Sequel Denial

Twenty-five minutes of Watchmen was screened for select press in Los Angeles today. I couldn't make the trip (I'm taking a break from traveling for a while), but our friends at FirstShowing were in attendance. Here are some of the news highlights:

  • The current running time is 2 hours and 43 minutes, and Zack Snyder doesn't expect it to get much shorter. Wow, that's even longer than I expected it would be.
  • Snyder said he would not be involved with a prequel/sequel if Warner Bros stupidly decided to make one. But the real question is, would Warner Bros be stupid enough to make one?
  • The next movie trailer will be attached to Quantum of Solace, which hits theaters in the US on November 14th 2008. Mark it on your calendar!
  • Collider has a better description of the footage screened.