We know Reel Design writes about film posters, but since Marvel’s The Defenders is technically a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe AND these really cool motion posters were released on Twitter, we couldn’t resist. These posters show the characters crossing over into each others shows!
The Wolverine is part of the X-Men film series and once again stars Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. The events take place after X-Men: The Last Stand where Logan was forced to kill his love Jean Grey to save the world. It has haunted him for some time. Back in 1945, when Logan was a solider during WWII, he saved a Japanese military officer during the bombing of Nagasaki. In present time, that officer is dying of cancer and asks for Logan to visit Japan to repay the debt. The man wants to take Logan’s healing factor so he could recover from cancer and Logan could stop being immortal, something he himself sees as curse. After denying the offer, his healing factor is blocked by a toxin injected into his body. Logan’s then forced to fight a bunch of samurai without his healing capabilities.
1. Power Rangers (2017)
Carlos Dattoii Did an amazing job in this concept art for the new Power Rangers movie. The level of detail is outstanding from the paint job of the zords to the ranger suits. I really like the wear and tear effect on the rangers and the zords, it gives it a more realistic feel because they look like they have been fighting and the wounds and warn out paint shows that.
It Comes at Night is a psychological horror film being released on June 9, 2017. From the looks of the trailer, one family gives refuge to another family in a cabin somewhere out in the wilderness. There’s a red door that’s supposed to stay locked at all times. Any activities that need to be done, should be done in the day time. They are all deathly afraid of the night. One night, the red door is wide open. They keep saying the work “sick” after, so we’re assuming it’s a kind of virus that turns people into monsters but the source only comes at night. It’s pretty daunting.
Ingrid Goes West is a satirical dark comedy about taking social media too seriously. Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is an unstable girl from Pennsylvania that mistakes social media interactions with real life relationships. She moves to Los Angeles to befriend a social media influencer, Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen), and becomes obsessed with her. From the looks of the trailer, things get a little wild.
Battle of the Sexes is loosely based off the famous 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Billie Jean King, played by Emma Stone, is considered the World’s Number One at the time, however, isn’t taken as serious as she should of because of sexism. Bobby Riggs, played by Steve Carrel, is a former tennis champion trying to get back in the spotlight and a sexist pig taking tons of cheap shots at King for being a woman. They agree to a tennis match that became one of the most watched television sports events of all time and was known as THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES. Here is an excerpt from the film’s trailer description:
Ant-Man, released in 2015 and starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Scott Lang is a thief with a good heart and is given the Ant-Man suit by Hank Pym himself (played by Michael Douglas) after being tricked into stealing it in the first place. The suit allows Scott to shrink to the size of an ant but giving him super strength at the same time.
Anticipation. It’s something we can’t help but feel whenever a movie studio decides to announce a new film that will spark thousands of people’s interest. Our interest and expectations is what drives us to eat up any bit of promotional material studios throw our way. The best strategy movie studios use to hold our attention are character posters.
Going off of last week’s post of celebrating unofficial movie posters that are awesome, we at Reel Design stumbled upon a series of minimalist Marvel posters created by Marko Manev, a mix-media artist, graphic designer, illustrator, and all-around badass creator from Skopje, Macedonia.
Marko’s minimalist posters take iconic Marvel character’s and reduces them to symbols associated with the character. Characters include members of the Avengers, the X-men, and the Inhumans. It’s really beautiful stuff, to be honest.