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Watchmen TV Spot Airs Over The Weekend

March 6 is getting closer. Is the movie?

Hopefully we'll get some breaking news today about the settlement talks that Fox and Warner Bros. had over the weekend. 

Over this past weekend, the TV ads for the movie hit the small screen.  The one thing to note is it still has the March 6 release date.  I do have to say that when I first read Watchmen, I never thought I'd see a commercial for it on my television.

  


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Posted by danhimself

i went and saw gran torino this weekend (great movie by the way) but they had a watchmen trailer and i was wondering if they aren't even sure if the movie is going to be released and warner bros isn't even allowed to work on it right now then why are they still airing trailers all over the place with the march 6th release date attached

Posted by Shatterstar

Yea that ad was all over the NFL playoffs, they must be pretty confident they'll solve their dispute to be buying up those ad spaces.

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Posted by G-Man

Some people have said this is all a publicity stunt.  Maybe they've already settled and Fox agreed to be the bad guy in return for a payout from the profits.  I still like the Japanese trailer better.

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Posted by Precise

..... Did i miss Rorschach in that trailer or did i just look wrong..?

Posted by G-Man

He got like a split second towards the end. 

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Posted by mrenb

Whether or not there has been purposeful rumor spinning or Fox and WB have been in collusion, I am sucker enough to say just let us Watch the Watchmen.  Blast It!

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danhimself said:
"i went and saw gran torino this weekend (great movie by the way) but they had a watchmen trailer and i was wondering if they aren't even sure if the movie is going to be released and warner bros isn't even allowed to work on it right now then why are they still airing trailers all over the place with the march 6th release date attached"

Gran Torino was AMAZING....loved that movie....and I loved the Watchman previews I saw too....it had rorshach in it.
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Posted by Shatterstar
G-Man said:
"Some people have said this is all a publicity stunt.  Maybe they've already settled and Fox agreed to be the bad guy in return for a payout from the profits.  I still like the Japanese trailer better."
Yea I don't buy that. Judges tend not to be receptive to using the court system for movie publicity stunts, I'm pretty sure that'd be grounds for some sort of disciplinary action against the lawyers involved too, wasting court time and all.
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Posted by G-Man

The judge did suggest they settle.  Maybe they secretly started?  It's weird that Warner Bros. was so insistent that they wouldn't.  They had the Jan. 20 date.  They asked for it to be moved up.  When they got a hearing scheduled for last Friday, they asked to postpone that since they had decided to try to talk things over. 

It's just weird that there hasn't been a single peep all day.  I'm sure once I'm away from my computer something will break.

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Posted by Shatterstar

Maybe they're just now waking up from their post-Golden Globes celebratory champagne and coke parties and didn't have a chance to get an article in Variety or a court filing in? Who knows. I'm not seeing how this builds up excitement for the film though. Maybe they're going after that paralegals that read entertainment news blogs demographic.

There was a bunch of news last week so maybe that will be it for a while.

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