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First Look At Hooded Justice In HBO's Watchmen

Matt McGloin Posted: 11/07/2018 - 12:35
First Look At Hooded Justice In HBO's Watchmen

A first look at Hooded Justice in the HBO Watchmen TV series has made its way online.

A pic has surfaced on social media showing Hooded Justice, who in the comics continuity is the first masked vigilante, on the side of a bus promoting what looks to be a documentary or series with "American Hero Story Minutemen."

We can guess this is some sort of in-universe TV series or movie possibly about the first Watchmen.

Hooded Justice was active from 1938 to 1955. His identity was actually unknown, though thought to be circus strongman Rolf Müller, a homosexual secretly in love with Captain Metropolis.  To cover for his homosexuality, he pretended to be in love with Silk Spectre, and he even saved her from The Comedian's sexual assault. 

Rolf Müller's body was eventually found with a bullet in its head. Though Rolf Muller was never proven to be Hooded Justice, Ozymandias investigated his disappearance and thought The Comedian had murdered him.

How this all plays out in the Damon Lindelof HBO Watchmen series remains to be seen, but the series is described as a modern-day reimagining of Alan Moore's groundbreaking graphic novel about masked vigilantes.

Find details for the show below as well as the teaser:

Watchmen

Watchmen

Damon Lindelof (The Leftovers, Lost) creates a modern-day reimagining of Alan Moore's groundbreaking graphic novel about masked vigilantes.

Based on the Alan Moore graphic novel, Watchmen is set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws. And while Lindelof (The Leftovers) plans to embrace the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel, the series will also attempt to break new ground of its own.

Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune) is the latest actor to join the cast. You can also expect to see Regina King (The Leftovers); Golden Globe-winner Don Johnson (Miami Vice); Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow); Frances Fisher (Titanic); Jacob Ming-Trent (Superfly); Tim Blake Nelson (Lincoln, HBO’s Warm Springs); Oscar-winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman); Andrew Howard (The Brave, Boardwalk Empire); Yahya Abdul-Matteen II (First Match), and Sara Vickers (Endeavor).

Also joining the cast are young actors Dylan Schombing (Sharp Objects, Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce), Lily Rose Smith (The Vampire Diaries), and Adelynn Spoon.

Nine Inch Nails musicians Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (who first worked together as film composers on The Social Network) will be creating the original music for the series.

Lindelof, who will be a writer on the show, will also serve as an executive producer, alongside Nicole Kassell and Tom Spezialy. Kassell (Westworld, The Leftovers) is slated to direct the pilot episode. Additional executive producers are director Stephen Williams and Joseph Iberti. The series is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC.

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