Zack Snyder and company have decided to use Memorial Day weekend as their chance to honor a different set of heroes of old - The Minutemen, the heroic precursors to the characters in Watchmen. The picture was released to Ain't It Cool News and shows the 1940's superheroes who inhabit the film's history.

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Watchmen's 1940's Super-hero Team The Minutemen

The heroes pictured are the original Silk Spectre and Nite Owl, Captain Metropolis, Mothman, Silhouette, the Comedian, Dollar Bill and Hooded Justice.

Watchmen, based on the award winning graphic novel by Alan Moore, is set in an alternate 1985 America where costumed heroes are a part of the world's history, and the "Doomsday Clock", which measures the tension between the USA and the U.S.S.R. is constantly at five minutes to midnight. Rorschach, a vigilante who refused to retire when his teammates did, is drawn out by the murder of one of his colleagues, and pulled into a world-wide conspiracy with terrifying implications for the future of mankind.

Watchmen stars Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Stephen McHattie, Carla Gugino and Matt Frewer. The film hits theatres March 10, 2009.