The second trailer for Zac Snyder’s long-awaited adaptation of the legendary graphic novel, Watchmen, hit online last night and it will play in front of Quantum of Solace starting today. Jesus, this thing looks awesome. Starring Billy Crudup, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, and Matthew Goode, Watchmen takes place in an alternate reality 1985 where “Batman can’t get it up, Superman doesn’t care about humanity, and the bad guy wants world peace.” I’m a huge nerd, so I’ve read this three times, so I could sound smart and say Time Magazine voted it one of the 100 greatest English-language novels since 1923 (which it did), but instead, I’ll tell you that it has a giant blue guy who split himself in two to give his girlfriend a threesome and a vigilante in an ink blot mask who burns a child molester alive. Yeah. Suck on that X-Men.
Watch the original Smashing Pumpkins-tastic trailer here