SDCC: The ‘Watchmen’ Panel
Friday’s big event at Comic-Con was probably the Watchmen panel, which featured director Zack Snyder, Dave Gibbons and the main cast.
Snyder showed off a new, less-PG trailer, described at CBR:
The trailer opens with a shot of Rorschach, then cuts to a giant Dr Manhattan blasting apart Vietnamese soldiers. We then see Rorshach searching an apartment. His morphing mask gets a lot of play. We also see the Comedian’s armor, a plain-clothes Night Owl collapsing in sorrow. And a flashback of the heroes in better days.Ozymandias’s fortress rises from the desert, Night Owl and Silk Spectre kiss in front of a mushroom cloud, Time pieces feature heavily, we see the Owl Jet in flight, and the clip ends with the Comedian falling from a window, the bloodied Smiley falling after him.
During the Q&A, a familiar cowl-covered face showed up to ask Snyder’s favorite character from Watchmen:
"That’s a good question, Batman," he [Snyder] said. "That’s not really a fair question, though"I like them all for different reasons." Fans booed. "Everybody likes Rorshach best, so that rules him out." Next up was Comedian, which he also skipped over. "The girls… awesome, but also a cop out," he continued. "Maybe I’ll just stay with the girls; I like the girls best. Thank you, Batman."