One of the most important, key moments missing from the theatrical cut of Zach Snyders Watchmen was the death of the original Nite Owl, Hollis Mason. It was a monumental part of the book that illustrated humanity’s carelessness for human life, an undertone to the books theme. The scene was actually filmed but for whatever reason it was left on the cutting room floor. Warner Brothers has recently released the deleted scene online, in promotion for the upcoming dvd directors cut. Unfortunately we do not have the clip but you can view it here. Its a shame this was cut from the film because its truly amazing. It builds upon the relationship between Mason and Sally Jupiter (Carla Gugino) and shows Hollis’ attachment to the past (with the flashbacks). It was beautiful crafted and very intense. Well done Mr. Snyder, well done!

Category: Comics, Film