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Watch out for ‘Watchmen’ trailer in theaters

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‘The Dark Knight’ is getting some pretty intense ramp-up and the fan excitement for the Christopher Nolan film is intense. But Batman fanboys and fangirls aren’t the only ones jazzed for an upcoming popcorn thrillride, Watchmen fans are filling YouTube with homemade trailers, like the one you see above.

Those fans will soon be able to go back to their day jobs as I’m told that the first official trailer for Zack Snyder’s ‘Watchmen,’ due in theaters next March, will be greeting comics fans who are already arriving in the theaters geeked-up. How is this for fitting confluence: Nolan’s film borrows its name and a good deal of its grim spirit from “The Dark Knight Returns,’ Frank Miller’s 1986 graphic novel masterpiece, which changed the ambition and tone of comics. And of course, 1986 was also the year that Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons brought the world “Watchmen,” the most ambitious epic ever told in comics.

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Nice to see that it only took Hollywood a little more than two decades to put two classics together again.

-- Geoff Boucher


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