Official Comic-Con, HBO

Teasing the highly anticipated premiere, HBO has released the Official Comic-Con Trailer to their upcoming superhero/crime drama, Watchmen. Let’s see what The Leftovers showrunner Damon Lindelof has envisioned from the DC Comics graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons.

Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws,Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own. 

Here are 5 reasons why we love the Official Comic-Con Trailer to Watchmen:

5) Regina King!

A loving mother and a crime-fighting vigilante, Angela Abraham is played by Regina King. In the footage, Angela (King) teaches her daughter that the world is more than just black and white, subtly hinting at racism. If you pay close attention to the background, we see Salvador Dalí’s The Persistence of Memory hanging on the wall. With the imagery of the melting clock, the ticking has already started. 

4) Jean Smart!

Jean Smart plays FBI Agent Laurie Blake, who appears to be investigating Angela. Laurie (Smart) cannot tell the difference between a masked cop and a vigilante. Seems like everybody has got something to hide when they put their mask on.

3) Rorschach!

At the end of Watchmen, readers are left wondering if someone actually found Rorschach’s journal, which reveals the truth of humankind’s worst disaster. Now his words have inspired masked extremists to take matters into their own hands. Chief Judd Crawford (Don Johnson) is definitely not a fan of these white supremacists. 

2) Dr. Manhattan!

The newspapers reveal former superhero, Adrian Veidt (Jeremy Irons) aka Ozymandias, has been declared dead. Interestingly, Dr. Manhattan may have returned to earth from his self-exile. I wonder how he feels that he has become a piñata. 

1) The Cast!

Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and James Wolk.

Watchmen will debut on HBO in October 2019. 

By Jorge Solis