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Marvel’s THE DEFENDERS have motion posters!

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!

Here are the heroes in all their glory:

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.

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!

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!” 

Spider-Man comes home via the BQE

Spider-Man Homecoming BQE Poster

SPIDER-MAN IS FINALLY BACK HOME! And I’m not just talking back to Queens, but back to Marvel Studios (suck it Sony.) In a way, the title, Spider-Man: Homecoming is a reference to Marvel Studios placing Peter Parker, this time played by Tom Holland, into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Where he belongs.

After some success in the beginning of the 2000’s, with Tobey Maguire playing the Web-Head in three films, the franchise died with Spider-Man 3 in 2007. I blame Topher Grace. The franchise was rebooted in 2012 as The Amazing Spider-Man with Andrew Garfield wearing the tights. That crash and burned after two films.

Logan (2017)

Logan is the final farewell (allegedly) to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, after 17 years of portraying the character on the big screen. The story takes place in 2029, with the mutant population at an all time low and Logan’s power to self-heal slowly becoming a thing of the past. He lives his days under the radar, with his hand clutched around the bottle and being a chauffeur for extra cash. Logan takes care of an old and sick Professor Xavier somewhere near the Mexican border. Things take a turn for the worst when a stranger asks Logan to drive a young mutant named Laura to the Canadian border, not knowing that they both share DNA.