New Watchmen Trailer With Quantum Of Solace

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I found this little nugget buried in an interview that Dark Horizons did with Watchmen director Zack Synder yesterday: There will be a brand new trailer for the uber-superhero movie attached to Quantum of Solace, opening on November 14th.

Over at DH, Garth Franklin did a nice interview with Snyder and here’s the scoop on the new trailer:

While there’s been glimpses of footage in San Diego, at these presentations, and during the Scream Awards earlier this month – there’s only been one official trailer so far. The second however is on its way, attached to ‘Quantum of Solace’ in theaters next Friday. Snyder says “I just saw the final version of it this morning… it’s a little bit more story, a teeny bit more like a full trailer. This is much more like ‘someone’s picking off costume heroes’. You’ll get a sense of the characters plight you know, ‘we were supposed to make the world a better place… what happened to the American Dream’.” Some elements have had to be changed for the trailer, most notably Dr. Manhattan’s exposed genitals have had to be ‘defocused’ to be granted approval by the MPAA. He also confirms a third trailer will hit early in the new year.

So if you weren’t jazzed about seeing the next Bond movie, here’s a little something to tip the scales.

Among other items revealed in the interview:

  • There are almost 2,000 effects shots in the film.
  • There is a (spoilery) description of the opening montage of the film (which I’ve heard is amazing).
  • Snyder talks about the music used in the film and how he came to choose specific pieces.
  • He also addresses the “giant squid” issue (this is from the ending in the comic and was not used in the film version).

The goal as far as running time is 2 hours and 42 minutes including credits – there will be a longer director’s cut on DVD/Blu-Ray as well as an even longer one that will incorporate the side story “Tales of the Black Freighter.” The longest version should run about 3 1/2 hours.

Oh, and here’s a little bonus for you – a brand new poster for the film featuring Rorschach:

rorschach watchmen poster New Watchmen Trailer With Quantum Of Solace
Rorschach Watchmen poster

For much more detail about the film and Snyder’s approach to it head over to

Watchmen is scheduled to open on March 6, 2009.

Poster source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. YAY!!!

    (sorry, so excited, can’t think of anything else to say)

  2. I can’t find big enough words to describe how much I’m looking forward to this film.
    I’ve been very very impressed with every second of the trailer I’ve seen so far.
    Every moment of footage I’ve watched of any behind the scenes action has been , like , the best candy :)

  3. sweet, this is the Star Trek movie are just two more reason to see Quantum of Solace opening night!

  4. star trek trailer* that is

  5. RastaZen said, “I can’t find big enough words to describe how much I’m looking forward to this film.”

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidociously good. I guess that could be used for starters. ;-)

  6. @ old man
    that IS an excellent place to start

  7. This is gonna propell Bond into the 60+ mil range, opening B.O.

    I might close my eyes during the Watchmen trailer…


  8. 790 says; “I might close my eyes during the Watchmen trailer…”

    I can sympathize with that. They almost blow one of the central mysteries by showing too much. At least that’s my guess.

    @RastaZen: I thought you might get a little amusement out of that.. Teeny, tiny, little amusement. ;-) a smidgen?

  9. Old Man,,, I’ve vowed to abstain from watching any NEW material on “Watchmen” 8-)

    Not gonna read the book ether,,, 8-)

  10. somebody at paramount is going to be seriously pissed about this, i think :S

  11. I think I can live with doing that too. It’ll surely maximize the movie experience.

    It’s still fun to watch the original [1ST] trailer. :-D

  12. Damn… at the time I wrote this post I had forgotten that the new Star Trek trailer will ALSO be attached to QoS! Trailer heaven followed by hopefully a kick-ass Bond film.


  13. @Vic


    Are you going to spoil the trailer since you are seeing it one day early?



  14. Actually I won’t be seeing it until Friday morning as it turns out. My company is taking its employees to an early morning show on Friday so I figured why drive 90 miles round trip to see it the night before. :-)


  15. @Vic
    Then we will be expecting a killer review by Friday noon. Like 790 said, this trailer and Trek will propel QoS over $60 Million (and hopefully over $100 mil if the movie is as good as Niall says it is).