Exclusive! 'Dr. Manhattan' character banner from 'Watchmen'

Watchmen_l"No. Not even in the face of Armageddon. Never compromise." That isn’t just Rorschach’s ultimate cry of defiance, it’s the mantra of legions of Watchmen fans hoping that director Zack Snyder remains faithful to Alan Moore’s dystopian superhero epic.

I don’t know about you, PopWatchers, but is this a good sign or what? The melancholy sight of Dr. Manhattan—a CGI-transformed Billy Crudup—standing with Ozymandias (Matthew Goode) and Nite Owl (Patrick Wilson) over the rain-soaked grave of their fellow caped crusader, the Comedian, looks like such a faithful panel-to-screen translation that not even the mudslingers at the New Frontiersman could complain. So with that in mind, a quick PopWatch poll!

More on ‘Watchmen':
‘Watchmen': An Exclusive First Look
‘Watchmen': A Chat with Director Zack Snyder
A ”Watchmen” primer — A beginner’s guide to the film’s characters including The Comedian, Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan, and more
Kevin Smith says ‘Watchmen’ is astounding (insert ‘but’ here)
Comic-Con: Talking with the ‘Watchmen’ cast
An interview with ‘Watchmen’ creator Alan Mooore


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  • John

    Wow, great exclusive. I can barely even see it. Why don’t you offer a bigger version.

  • Bob

    i have no idea what the movie is about (other than superheroes) but it looks interesting.

  • Heather

    This movie looks so faithful, it’s almsot creepy.

  • flan

    thanks for the thumbnail

  • katka

    You know, you have the exclusive, why not give a normal resolution poster, not this thumbnail?

  • maxwell19596

    a great peak at what seems to be one of the next great movies. I have to agree though whats with the tiny thumbnail, I kept looking for the link to the bigger picture…haha thanks ew

  • Dustin

    THERE IS NO SQUID. NOT FAITHFULL

  • SSt

    Yeah, great poster, not to great size, I actually saw all 6 posters in great size at http://www.movieweb.com, not that Im promoting the site, but they have them real nice.

  • Shannon S.

    Sorry, but if you’re not already a devoted Watchmen fan, you’re probably watching the trailers and looking at these posters saying “That looks weird, what is that all about?” Face it, Watchmen will be adored by geeks and just tolerated by mainstream America…not to mention the fact that it’s a 2 hour and 45 minute R-rated obscure comic book movie. I’ll go see it, but I don’t know many non-fans who care about this right now.

  • Elena

    I don’t know Shannon. I read The Watchmen because of all the hype that it kept getting in EW and loved it. But I never would have found it without things like this article. I’ve recommended it to a ton of people – many who aren’t comic/graphic novel readers. Their interest is peaked, but they said they’d be more likely to just see the movie.

  • @Shannon

    You’ve never gone to a movie where you didn’t already know the story? Did you already know the story before you read Watchmen?

  • Russel

    To answer your poll question, I look forward to the movie wholeheartedly, but the tiny image (ecspecially compared to all the other exclusives) does nothing but make me dissapointed in EW for dropping the ball.

  • elena

    I just read the comic this year, and I could not be more excited for a film adaptation. Regardless of wether Watchmen: The Movie is good or bad, I’m still excited someone is even attempting to create a (supposedly!) faithful adaptation. And I want to see it real, real bad!

  • Rob Grizzly

    I haven’t read the comics, but I couldn’t be more excited for this film. Trust in Snyder.

  • mage?!

    I own the comics, have read them and the graphic novel format, I have the first motion comic. I am a fan, this image does not move me. Yes it is correct, no it is not pertinent to the story. I would prefer a veil of secrecy for this project at this time, let the movie speak for itself when it is released. (After all the fans know what we want to see on the screen.)

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