The two have regular meetings and talk about old times. The Minutemen were a masked response to the masked gangs.
They discuss the Comedian's death and Rorschach's vigilante activities.
Darren Aronofsky and Paul Greengrass were attached to Paramount's project, before it was canceled over budget disputes.
The project returned to Warner Bros., with Paramount handling international rights.
Following the novel's 1986 publication, the film adaptation was mired in development hell.
Producer Lawrence Gordon began developing the project at 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros.
(Including a cameo of Thomas and Martha Wayne with their butler, Alfred where Nite Owl is punching Joe Chill.
Meanwhile, Daniel Dreiburg is at the home of Hollis Mason, the original Nite Owl.
And, in the glass of the helmet of the astronaut on the moon's surface, we do see an American flag out of focus and we see the blue man again.
A second generation of heroes has formed, called the Watchmen.
They go down to the Nite Owl lab, under Daniel's home, where Rorschach speculates that someone is killing the superheroes.
Daniel says "The Watchmen are over" and that Rorschach could give it up since no one knows who he is.