New ‘Watchmen’ Trailer From Japan Hits The ‘Net With More First-Look Footage

Less than a week ago, “Watchmen” director Zack Snyder explained why he chose not to update the time period of his much-anticipated adaptation, and now a new Japanese trailer for the film appearing on Trailer Addict seems to provide a great look at just how much of a role the alternate history of “Watchmen” factors into the movie.

From the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy to shots of the “Watchmen”-era Cuban President Fidel Castro and U.S. President Richard M. Nixon, the new Japanese trailer focuses heavily on the politics of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ groundbreaking story. In fact, the costumed characters seem to play second fiddle to the political figures in this cut of the trailer, with the film’s version of Nixon popping up throughout the trailer.

Of course, if it’s more time with the characters you’re looking for, be sure to check out the recent behind-the-scenes “Watchmen” featurette on Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan and the rest of the cast, narrated by Snyder. Try to space out your viewing, though, as the ongoing “Watchmen” lawsuit might make it an even longer wait until the film hits theaters.

What do you think about the new “Watchmen” trailer from Japan? Think Snyder will capture the alternate history of the story?