May 4, 2011


New posters have been released for Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous and Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class.  I’m having trouble deciding which is worse.  The poster for Anonymous makes it look like a person is exploding in a mess of ink and bird crap, but X-Men: First Class is continuing the proud tradition of having awful posters (but I seriously doubt anyone is going to top these).

Hit the jump to check out the posters and decide for yourself which one you’d least want on your wall.  Anonymous opens September 30th while X-Men: First Class is due out June 3rd.

Poster via IMP Awards:


Here’s the official synopsis for Anonymous:

Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain and Charles Dickens to Henry James and Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

Poster via via CBM:


Here’s the official synopsis for X-Men: First Class:

X-MEN FIRST CLASS charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.

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