More promo art for Joss Whedon’s The Avengers has surfaced online. It shows The Avengers…avenging. Not sure why Captain America is screaming at the heavens or where Hawkeye got his sweet shades, but I’m sure all of these questions will be answered in due time (maybe not the screaming at the heavens one—it’s promo art, not a shot from the movie). And if I may point out quite possibly the nerdiest thing I will ever write, you’ll notice that Iron Man’s new armor has reverted to a circle on the chest rather than the new armor he got in Iron Man 2 that had a triangle. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to take a shower to rinse the geek off.
Hit the jump to check out the promo art. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson. The Avengers opens in 3D on May 4, 2012.
Nu Image has released a promo image and synopsis for The Expendables 2. As you can see, the image is basically the logo from the first film except with fewer guns and it turns out the skull was hiding the number “2″ in its cranial cavity. Oh, skull. You’re so crafty.
Hit the jump for the synopsis that sounds a lot like the plot of the first movie. The Expendables is currently set to open on August 17, 2012. [Update: StalloneZone spoke with Stallone’s people and learned that the synopsis is incorrect and that the real storyline will be forthcoming. I imagine it will be somewhere along the lines of “tough guys kill lots of people.”
Director Steven Soderbergh is setting up audiences for a one-two punch this year with the action film Haywire and the epidemic drama Contagion. While Contagion will likely receive more attention due to its A-list cast (Damon, Paltrow, Winslet, Cotillard, and Law), Haywire is no slouch either. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton, and in the lead role, MMA fighter Gina Carano as a spy who is double-crossed on a mission and comes home to protect her family and get revenge.
The aptly name Gina Carano fan site, “Gina Carano Fan Site” has come across some promo art for the film done by artist Neil Kellerhouse and it’s the kind of eye-catching work you will never see on a real poster because it doesn’t use floating heads or the standard blue-orange template. No official materials have been released, but I highly encourage the studio behind the film to use the poster where Carano is running across the title. Hit the jump to check out the promo art. Haywire currently doesn’t have a release date, but it’s looking to hit theaters in August. [Update: We have removed the images as the request of the studio.]
Possibly because the last Planet of the Apes movie (Tim Burton’s 2001 remake) still has left a stink on the franchise, we’re currently not hearing much about next summer’s Rise of the Apes. However, AICN may have turned up a cool bit of inter-departmental promo art for the film. On certain productions, each department will create their own designs for the film’s logo and title. It’s not official, but it’s still neat and the design the props department on Rise of the Apes came up with ain’t bad. Hit the jump to check it out.
For those just tuning in, Rise of the Apes is a prequel to the Planet of the Apes franchise and how “man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.” Hopefully, there will be a scene where a scientist argues the benefits of developing the “Blow Up the Statue of Liberty” gene. The film stars James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, and Andy Serkis. It’s set to open on June 24, 2011.