With exactly one year to go until the film's release, director Zack Snyder has given fans their first good look at the characters in next year's highly anticipated hero-flick Watchmen. Just yesterday on the official website, Snyder posted five (heavily doctored) photos of five of the leads in full hero (or anti-hero) garb. Check out Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The Comedian, Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl, Matthew Goode as Ozymandias, Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach, and Malin Akerman as Silk Spectre.
I think the Comedian and Rorschach look great. Silk Spectre looks a bit silly, but the costume is technically accurate. Nite Owl and Ozymandias however, look like they borrowed their costumes from Joel Schumacher's workshop. For crying out loud, Ozymandias even has the infamous Batman and Robin-style nipple-equipped suit! I thought the whole world had learned its lesson from that. True, his costume in the comic is arguably worse if anyone's going to take him seriously, but they may have taken that notion a step too far. That said, I'm still looking forward to this movie with cautious hope.