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Watchmen: New Trailer Hints at 'Huge and Insidious Conspiracy,' Shows Regina King in Masked-Badass Mode

Struggle is brewing in the most recent trailer for HBO’s Watchmen, so we’re going to get this out of the best way early: We’re on no matter aspect Regina King’s Angela performs for.

If the reasoning put forth at the start of the clip is to be believed, Angela is pushed by trauma, obsessive about justice and has skilled grievous injustice in her lifetime. However that doesn’t cease her from donning a masks and kicking down doorways in the pursuit of fine — even when meaning, as she informs Don Johnson’s police chief Judd Crawford, getting somewhat tough. “There’s a man in my trunk,” she says, toes kicked up on the desk. And that form of moxie goes to be helpful if, as Louis Gossett Jr.’s Will Reeves posits, there’s a “huge and insidious conspiracy” afoot.

The brand new sequence from Damon Lindelof (The Leftovers) is predicated on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ graphic novel of the identical title and “set in an alternate historical past the place ‘superheroes’ are handled as outlaws.” The restricted sequence guarantees to embrace the nostalgia of the unique groundbreaking graphic novel whereas making an attempt to interrupt new floor of its personal. The brand new trailer exhibits us a bunch of “terrorists” often called the Kalvary, who appear to be focusing on cops like Angela. When one is questioned, we see his interrogator don a masks that appears very just like that of the comedian’s Rorshach, proper?

The solid additionally contains Jean Sensible (as Agent Laurie Blake), Jeremy Irons (as “the growing older and imperious lord of a British manor,” per the official launch), Tom Mison (as Mr. Phillips), Tim Blake Nelson (as Detective Wanting Glass), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (as Cal Abar), Adelaide Clemens, James Wolk, Andrew Howard, Frances Fisher (as Jane Crawford), Jacob Ming-Trent, Hong Chau (as Girl Trieu), Sara Vickers (as Ms. Crookshanks), Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith and Adelynn Spoon.

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Watchmen premieres Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9/8c. Press PLAY on the video above, then hit the feedback together with your Watchmen-related ideas!

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