The world of Watchmen is quite grounded, if you look past the blue man who can do virtually anything or the giant squid that ravaged New York City and compelled the world to come together in a united effort to stop it. But Damon Lindelof’s upcoming Watchmen series on HBO, set after the events of the original series, has shown so far that the adaptation isn’t shying away from the concept of costumed individuals. And judging from some recent set photos and the image of Hooded Justice on a panel, the series will acknowledge its source material.
But let’s take it a step further than that. Per the Watchmen Brasil Twitter handle, there are some images from a few days ago from filming of the Watchmen pilot. In them, we see a priest and a young woman, played, respectively, by Charles Green and Victoria Blade, but that’s not what should draw your attention. No, in the set photos, we also see a hooded figure on horseback. Now sure, it would be easy to automatically point and say “Hey, that’s Hooded Justice,” and this being a Watchmen series, it’s easy to connect the dots.
And given how Jeremy Irons is portraying an older Ozymandias, it’s plausible that this could be an older Hooded Justice as well. Here, have a look at the Watchmen set photos in the tweet below and judge for yourself.
Fotos tiradas durante as filmagens do piloto de Watchmen. O padre e a mulher são interpretados por Charles Green e Victoria Blade. Mas o que chama mais atenção é o visual incomum do cavaleiro na primeira imagem.
[Atlanta Filming] pic.twitter.com/EpNStZKxmS
— Watchmen Brasil (@Watchmen_Brasil) November 10, 2018
Heck, for all we know, it could be the Grim Reaper on horseback. But if it is indeed Hooded Justice, per that headline up above, that would be the second nod after Ozymandias to the source material and a character from that original storyline popping up in modern times. Do you think this could be Hooded Justice? Or just some random person on a horse, maybe? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Created by Damon Lindelof, HBO’s Watchmen stars Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Lou Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Frances Fisher, Jean Smart, Lily Rose Smith, Sara Vickers, Jacob Ming-Trent Tom Mison, and Jeremy Irons.
The series will premiere on HBO in 2019.
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Well, cowboys and cowgirls, Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally here. Eight years after the original title took the gaming world by storm, Rockstar is back with a prequel set ten years before the original. For people who like horses but may not want to ride them in real life, they’re in luck, because anyone who plays Red Dead Redemption 2 will be sitting on a horse for quite a while. As you pursue an outlaw life, jumping from town-to-town, players explore a world full of danger and excitement behind every corner.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has already broken pretty much every entertainment record imaginable. It’s had the most successful opening weekend for any entertainment product ever, so you don’t need to take my word on why this game is so good, just go look at the numbers. Underneath the massive, 60-hour story, is a beautiful world layered with complicated characters, powerful predators and painful memories. So, what are you waiting for, go jump on your horse and start playing this game!
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