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Wolverine’s Japanese inspired artwork

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 makes you face your worst fear

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 pokes fun at our social media obsession

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.

Big Power behind Ant-Man’s poster

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.

10 Minimalist Marvel posters created by Marko Manev

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.

Here are our favorite 10:

5 awesome Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 posters created by Poster Posse

(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.

Here are 5 of our favorites!

Atomic Contrast for an Atomic Blonde

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!

Thor loses his hammer but gains a lot of color

The God of Thunder is back with a new look in Thor: RagnarokIn the official teaser trailer released by Marvel (view below), Hela, the goddess of death and ruler of Hel and Niflheim, makes her way to Asgard and annihilates it. This includes Thor’s hammer Mjölnir, which Hela catches after being thrown by Thor (a truly WTF moment) and breaks it into pieces with one hand. The destruction of Asgard seemingly launches Thor into outer space where he crash lands onto a very colorful planet full of aliens. He’s taken prisoner and his beautiful golden hair is cut off. We get to meet Valkyrie (played by Tessa Thompson) and Grandmaster (played by Jeff Goldblum) who hosts gladiator matches in a huge colosseum. The main event just happens to be Thor vs. Hulk, where Thor says an awfully hilarious, “We know each other! He’s a friend from work!”