Watchmen was originally a
twelve-issue comic book limited series written by Alan Moore, and
illustrated by Dave Gibbons and John Higgins. Being released on March
6, 2009, it is also a major motion picture. The movie and the comic
take place in an alternate 1985 universe. Below we take a look at the
movie posters from the Watchmen movie.
||The Rorschach Watchmen movie
poster with the title, "This city is afraid of me. I've seen it's
true face". The character
was an analog for a
Charlton Comics character, in this case The
Question, a character created by
and journal writings display a belief in moral absolutism and moral
objectivism, where good and evil are clearly defined and evil must
be violently punished. He has alienated himself from the rest of
society to achieve these aims. Politically, he is an
anti-communist, anti-liberal, and strong nationalist. Rorschach is
described by Alan Moore as an extremely right-wing character.
Rorschach was created as a way of
exploring how an archetypical
Batman-type character—-a driven, vengeance-fueled, vigilante—-would
be like in the real world.
At the beginning of the novel,
Rorschach is the only illegal vigilante still active.
||Doctor Manhattan the blue
superhero pictured on this poster in a suit and tie with the
caption, "The existence of life is a highly overrated phenomenon."
Dr. Jon Osterman / Doctor Manhattan works for the government.
He is played by actor Billy Crudup. Crudup acted opposite his
co-stars, wearing a white suit covered in blue LEDs, so he would
give off an otherworldly glow in real life, just as the
computer-generated Manhattan does in the movie. Doctor Manhattan's
origin was as a scientist Jon Osterman was transformed into a
blue-skinned superpowered being after he was caught in an
"Intrinsic Field subtractor" in 1959.
Silk Spectre poster featuring the caption, "I'm
used to going out at 3am and doing something stupid. Pictured is
Malin Akerman as Laurie Juspeczyk. A retired superheroine. Akerman
described her character as the psychology and the emotion of the
film due to being the only woman among the men. The actress worked
out and trained to fight for her portrayal of the crime
fighter.Akerman's latex costume and wig, which often stuck into the
latex, did not permit a lot of protection when performing stunts,
and she often bruised herself during filming. Her character
is actually the second Silk Spectre in the story the daughter of
the Comedian and Sally Jupiter, the first Silk Spectre.
This poster features the superhero the Comedian with the caption,
"We're society's only protection".
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Edward Blake / The Comedian: A superhero who
is commissioned by the U.S. government. Prior to Morgan's casting,
producers Lawrence Gordon and Lloyd Levin met with Ron Perlman to
discuss portraying the Comedian. When reading the comic for the
part, Morgan stopped when he saw his character was killed off three
pages in. When telling his agent he did not want the part, he was
told to continue reading it and find out how important his
Morgan found the role a challenge,
explaining, "For some reason, in reading the novel, you don't hate this
guy even though he does things that are unmentionable. My job is to
kind of make that translate, so as a viewer you end up not making
excuses to like him, but you don't hate him like you should for doing
the things that he does."Morgan asked Snyder if the Comedian could
swear more in the script.