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.
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.
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.
(featured image by Patrick Brown)
Some of the coolest posters are usually made by artists and designers that aren’t a part of the agencies hired by the movie studio to promote a film. These unofficial posters take the creative risks that otherwise would never make it to mainstream marketing, but they are beautiful nonetheless and worthy of a ton of attention!
Recently, some artists at Poster Posse decided to make a tribute to director James Gunn & Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. There were 5 Phases to this “Passion Project” of theirs, leading up to the release of the film this past weekend.
With the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this Friday, May 5th, Reel Design decided to show the theatrical poster AND the individual character posters, in case you haven’t seen them. We’ve written about the Guardian’s mixtape poster before, but these are equally as cool.
In Atomic Blonde, a kickass undercover M16 agent, Lorraine Broughton (played by Charlize Theron), is dispatched to Berlin on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall. Her mission is to investigate the motive behind the murder of another undercover agent. She is paired with Berlin station chief David Percival (played by James McAvoy) to take down an espionage ring. The film is director David Leitch’s first solo-run as director. Check out the trailer below!