Today is unofficial Captain America: The Winter Soldier day, and the goods just keep on coming. This morning, we shared some new images and a preview of Dave’s set visit by way of a Chris Evans on-set interview, and now some individual character posters for the Marvel sequel have landed online. Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, the follow-up is described as a political thriller and finds Captain America and Black Widow teaming up to face off against an assassin known as “The Winter Soldier.” These character posters feature the film’s three leads, Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson, and aside from some disappointing photoshop work on Johansson’s body (which is sadly unsurprising), they’re quite nifty.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4th in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.
New posters for the following films:
- Fifty Shades of Grey - Sam Taylor-Johnson’s steamy adaptation stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Marcia Gay Harden, and Rita Ora, and opens February 15, 2015.
- Cesar Chavez – Diego Luna’s biopic starring Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, and John Malkovich opens March 28th.
- 300: Rise of an Empire – Noam Murro’s Spartan sequel stars Eva Green, Lena Headey, Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro, Jack O’Connell and David Wenham, and opens March 7th.
Hit the jump to check them out.
One of my favorite animated movies growing up was Don Bluth’s The Secret of Nimh. I don’t know if it has stood the test of time, but as a kid I thought it was great. If you’re like me and grew up with the film, you might be interested to learn Odd City and artist Erica Williams have created a limited screenprint and letterpress set and they’ll be available to purchase on Monday January 27th on the Odd City Entertainment store.
Hit the jump for more info and pics of the poster and letterpress.
A few new posters have landed online. Briefly:
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 – A character new poster for the highly anticipated DreamWorks Animation sequel gives us a look at Fishlegs (voiced by Christopher Mintz-Plasse) five years after the events of the first film. The follow-up opens in 3D June 13th.
- 300: Rise of an Empire – A couple of new banners for the stylish action sequel highlight Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton). The sequel opens March 7th.
- Bad Words – An appropriately foul premiere poster for Jason Bateman’s directorial debut, a comedy about an adult who enters a spelling bee tournament. The film opens March 21st.
- Cuban Fury – A cheeky new poster for the Nick Frost salsa dancing comedy plays off comparisons to a certain other dance-themed film. The pic opens in the U.K. on February 14th.
Hit the jump to check out the posters.
Sony has released a pair of new international posters for director Marc Webb’s upcoming sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and they definitely play up Spidey’s main foe. In the follow-up, Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker finds himself surrounded by antagonistic forces as Jamie Foxx’s Electro emerges, Parker’s old friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) returns to New York City, and everyone seems to have a connection to the shady goings-on at OsCorp. These new posters go heavy on the Electro, as Spidey and Foxx’s villain are both flanked by plenty of electrical bolts.
Hit the jump to check out the new posters. The film also stars Emma Stone, Paul Giamatti, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2nd.
Check out new posters from the following films:
- The Single Moms Club – Writer-director Tyler Perry’s dramedy starring Nia Long, Amy Smart, Terry Crews, and Wendi McLendon-Covey opens March 14th.
- Mr. Peabody & Sherman – DreamWorks Animation’s feature film directed by Rob Minkoff and featuring the voices of Ty Burrell and Max Charles for the title characters opens March 7th.
- Cooties – Directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Millott; starring Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Leigh Whannell, and Nasim Pedrad, opening October 10th.
- The Double - Richard Ayoade‘s dark comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Cathy Moriarty, Chris O’Dowd, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, and Paddy Considine opens April 4th in the U.K.
- Wish I Was Here – Zach Braff’s Kickstarted movie starring Adam Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, and Joey King, opening in September.
- Need for Speed – Scott Waugh’s video game adaptation starring Aaron Paul, Dakota Johnson, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Kid Cudi, and Michael Keaton opens March 14th.
Hit the jump to check out the new posters.
Mondo has a habit of commissioning great posters for older films that oftentimes eclipse the official artwork that was released when the movies opened in theaters, and today’s pair of Mondo unveilings sure come close to doing just that. Tomorrow at some random time, Mondo will be putting Ken Taylor‘s Where the Wild Things Are and Matt Taylor‘s Brick on sale for the general public. The Mondo folks have made the artwork available today so fans can get a peek at what they might be able to purchase (if they have lightening fast reflexes, that is), and both posters are pretty stellar. Hit the jump to take a look at the prints, and as always, follow Mondo on Twitter for the onsale announcement sometime tomorrow.
One of the biggest complaints I hear from screenprint/poster collectors is the inability to purchase items when they go on sale. Nowadays, if you want to score an online drop from your favorite gallery or artist, you either need to be really fast on your computer, know someone that is, or have sold Satan your soul. In a coordinated effort to keep more people from Satan, every once in awhile a gallery or artist will offer something as a timed release. That means if you place an order during the designated amount of time (sometimes one hour and up to a few days), you are guaranteed to get a copy.
Which brings me to Marko Manev and Bottleneck Gallery’s upcoming Star Wars triptych set. Starting Friday, January 17th at 12pm eastern and ending on Sunday, January 19th at midnight, the gallery will be selling Manev’s very cool Star Wars triptych set for $100 for a matching numbered set or $35 for one of the individual posters. The prints are 12 x 24 inches each and they’re all going to be signed by Manev. Hit the jump for more info and pictures. I’m a big fan of Manev’s work and really dig the colors. Let me know what you think about the posters in the comments.
Fresh off of Steve’s set visit reports for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, we have a new clip and five character posters from the upcoming thriller. The Kenneth Branagh picture features Chris Pine (Star Trek) in the title role. You can check out a set visit interview with Pine here, as well as interviews with co-star Kevin Costner, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and Branagh himself.
Also starring Keira Knightley, Nonso Anozie, and Colm Feore, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opens January 17th. Hit the jump to watch a new clip and check out five new cast posters.
I know what you’re thinking – not another Top Ten list. And yes, I know how you feel. I’ve been looking at all these Top Ten lists everywhere, and as an alternative movie poster connoisseur – not in the pretentious way, mind you – I have been wondering to myself if anyone shared my opinion having seen this year’s expansive list of prints. This year alone has been insane as far as silkscreen movie poster releases have gone. Mondo has put out more prints than ever (just compare this with this), Gallery 1988 started stepping it up a bit once they saw how many new prints were being released, new movie poster galleries are getting into the game, and then you have private commissions.
Private commissions are a somewhat new thing. Groups of collectors form up, pool their cash together, email an artist, and then see what they can do. Some of the prints that come out of the private commissions are good, and, to be blunt, most are bad. But the ones that do work out are amazing. As such, a few are in my Top Ten list. I’ve had a finger on the pulse of the alternate movie poster world, and I will share with you what I have found. After the jump, check out the Top Ten alternative movie posters of 2013.
We have a couple of new posters to share this afternoon. First up is the debut poster for director Josh Boone’s adaptation of the emotional John Green novel The Fault in Our Stars. The film stars Shailene Woodley as Hazel, a young cancer patient who strikes up a relationship with another cancer-stricken teen named Gus, played by Ansel Elgort (Carrie). The poster does a nice job of conveying the tone of the story, complete with the tagline “One Sick Love Story”. As a big fan of the book, that tagline seems kind of perfect. The film also stars Nat Wolff, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern, and Mike Birbiglia and opens on June 6, 2014.
Additionally, Fox Searchlight has released a fantastic character poster for Wes Anderson’s upcoming film The Grand Budapest Hotel. The one-sheet teases the period film’s swell ensemble cast in true Wes Anderson fashion, and it precedes a character trailer that will be released tomorrow. The film stars Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, and Bill Murray and opens March 7, 2014.
Here’s a look at the latest posters for the following films:
- Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – Adam McKay’s comedy sequel starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner opens December 18th.
- Winter’s Tale – Akiva Goldsman’s adaptation of the Mark Helprin novel stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay and Russell Crowe, and opens February 14th.
- Cuban Fury - James Griffiths’ dance comedy starring Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Chris O’Dowd opens February 14th in the U.K.
- 300: Rise of an Empire – Noam Murro’s Spartan sequel starring Lena Headey, Jack O’Connell, Rodrigo Santoro, Sullivan Stapleton and Eva Green opens March 7th.
- Earth to Echo – Dave Green’s family-friendly sci-fi adventure film stars Teo Halm, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Reese Hartwig, and Ella Linnea Wahlestedt and opens April 25th.
Hit the jump to check out all the posters and synopses.
We have the first promo art for two animated projects due in 2015:
- Hotel Transylvania 2 – Sony Pictures Animation’s sequel to Genndy Tartakovsky‘s 2012 feature returns the hotel owned by Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) where monsters vacation when they need a break from humans.
- Shaun the Sheep - Aardman Animations—the studio behind Wallace & Gromit and The Pirates! Band of Misfits—will adapt its British stop-motion series Shaun the Sheep for the big screen.
See the promo art after the jump.
In an effort to break the internet, Focus Features has released a series of character posters for the upcoming R-rated comedy That Awkward Moment that feature Zac Efron holding an adorable kitten. The film stars Efron, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller as three best friends who vow to maintain their single status for as long as possible when one of them is devastated by a recent breakup. The plan gets derailed when they each fall in love and have to secretly work around their pledge to bachelorhood. These posters are a fun play on the breakup trope, as we see how the trio (plus Imogen Poots) copes in the aftermath of ending a serious relationship. The film’s red-band trailer promises a fun twist on the romantic comedy genre, and these posters continue a successful marketing campaign.
Hit the jump to check out the character posters. The film also stars Mackenzie Davis and Jessica Lucas. That Awkward Moment opens January 31, 2014.
Doctor Who premiered on the BBC November 23, 1963 and launched an everlasting, beloved sci-fi franchise. The 50th anniversary is Saturday, and to commemorate, the 3D special Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor will be simulcast to over 200 countries. The last two Doctors, Matt Smith and David Tennant, star alongside John Hurt (playing another Doctor!), Jenna Coleman, and Billie Piper.
To coincide with the special, Matt Ferguson created a series of 11 posters with a silhouette of all the Doctors. Check them out and find out how to buy after the jump.