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Quote1 Who watches the Watchmen? Quote2

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See also: Watchmen

Watchmen is based on the 1986 limited series of the same name, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons.


Character Actor
RorschachJackie Earl Haley
Hollis Mason / Nite OwlStephen McHattie
Dan Dreiberg / Nite Owl IIPatrick Wilson
The ComedianJeffrey Dean Morgan
Doctor ManhattanBilly Crudup
Sally Jupiter / The Silk SpectreCarla Gugino
Laurie Juspeczyk / The Silk SpectreMalin Åkerman
OzymandiasMatthew Goode


"Watchmen" is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" - which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion - a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers - Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity... but who is watching the Watchmen?"


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The teaser trailer was released several days online before debuting in theaters before The Dark Knight's presentation. The song present in the trailer is rock band The Smashing Pumpkins's song,"The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning", an alternate take on their similar song,"The End Is the Beginning Is the End", which was released on Batman & Robin's OST.


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