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In case you've missed the ongoing saga, Fox filed a lawsuit in February asserting it owns the rights to the Watchmen franchise, based on Alan Moore's graphic novel. If Fox gets its way, the studio will place an injunction against Warner Bros. and effectively block the $100 million film from its March release. Hordes of Watchmen fans have waited for a big-screen adaptation ever since the graphic novel's debut in 1986, so a delay of any kind may very well cause a massive epidemic of fanboy heart failure across the nation.
Despite the studio politics, the Zack Snyder-directed film is still anchored to its March 6 release date (for now), depending on the outcome of the trial. Still don't get the hype surrounding Watchmen? Catch the strangely hypnotic trailer here.
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