‘Watchmen’ Followers Are Going Nuts Over Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Character Reveal

As an actor, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is not any stranger to maintaining secrets and techniques. Having performed the villain within the superhero flick Aquaman and starring within the mysterious Us from Jordan Peele, Abdul-Mateen has been tight-lipped about loads of plot particulars. However he’s by no means needed to preserve a secret just like the one HBO’s Watchmen simply revealed.

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Abdul-Mateen performs Calvin “Cal” Abar on the collection, the husband to Regina King’s police officer Angela Abar, a.ok.a. Sister Night time. However in Episode 7 of Watchmen’s first season, titled “An Nearly Non secular Awe,” a serious secret is revealed about who Abar actually is, and it’s a second that would change the complete collection going ahead.

NOTE: Beneath are SPOILER ALERTS for the collection and graphic novel.

When Abdul-Mateen spoke to us earlier in 2019 concerning the present, he mentioned: “Clearly Damon Lindelof and Regina King and the complete forged is de facto stacked. It’s a type of tasks that persons are going to be watching out for… so tune in.” Little did anybody know the way a lot enjoyable this collection can be.

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HBO’s Watchmen has been one of the vital thrilling collection on TV this 12 months, and a part of the rationale why is the way it’s cleverly used the unique Watchmen graphic novel to create an alternate historical past for the TV collection’ world. On the present, the occasions of the e-book are thought-about canon, and the long-lasting characters of the graphic novel have confirmed up in numerous methods.

Up till this level, main into Episode 7, viewers have believed Cal is just Angela’s husband—and never straight linked to any characters from the unique Watchmen graphic novel. However the closing moments reveal that Cal is definitely one of the vital iconic characters from the Watchmen collection: He’s Physician Manhattan / Jon Osterman.

Right here’s how Abdul-Mateen reacted to folks seeing the reveal on social media:


— Yahya Abdul-Mateen 2 (@yahya) December 2, 2019

Lengthy regarded as dwelling on Mars or another planet following the occasions of the graphic novel, the atomic-powered Physician Manhattan is mainly a god-like determine to the folks of this world. He helped win the Vietnam Struggle and allowed the U.S. to make Vietnam the 51st state. Later in 1985, he left Earth after an enormous assault in New York Metropolis that killed three million folks—or so everybody thought.

As a substitute, Physician Manhattan has been hiding on Earth within the type of Cal Abar—who’s oblivious to the key he’s been hiding. Angela is aware of who Cal is beneath his pores and skin, as she’s the one who hits him within the head with a hammer and opens him as much as reveal who he really is: the blue-glowing superweapon that’s Physician Manhattan.

Physician Manhattan in a panel from the unique ‘Watchmen’ comedian (left), and a more moderen depiction from DC Comics (proper). Watchmen / HBO / DC Comics

With simply two episodes left within the first season, Watchmen has numerous secrets and techniques to disclose and inquiries to reply, nevertheless it’s doable none of them shall be as large because the one they revealed with Abdul-Mateen.

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