WATCHMEN Panel News Comic Con 2008
The WATCHMEN panel was definitely my favorite one at Comic Con. They showed an incredible extended trailer and needless to say Watchmen is going to be one of the highlights of 2009.
– Director, Zack Snyder, said it was a hard to adapt the comic into a movie.
– The movie was shot in Vancouver.
– You can see Dave Gibbons’ sign in the movie as a graffiti. It’s a “c” in a square. He actually seemed really excited about that.
– When asked who his favorite character is, Zack Snyder decided to go with the women, both Silk Spectre.
– Zack Snyder also incorporated the articles and news clippings from the comic into the movie.
– There wasn’t much done in front of a green screen actually, except the scenes on Mars.
– The music from the trailer from Smashing Pumpkin is not in the movie and Zack Snyder wasn’t sure if it was going to make it onto the soundtrack.
– The extended trailer shown was a lot more violent than the released one. For example, it featured a scene from vietnam (you see a shorter version of it in the released trailer) where Dr. Manhattan explodes 3 vietcongs. Pretty disgusting actually, but cool at the same time. Does that even make sense?
You can check out pictures from the Watchmen panel here.