What's Up with This Official Warner Bros. Poster for 'Wonder Twins'?
by Ethan Anderton
November 15, 2013
Something strange arrived at Midtown Comics yesterday, and ComingSoon was keen enough to notice their confusion on Twitter. There have been some pieces of viral marketing and teaser posters that have just turned out to be fanmade, which is why the comic shop in New York was a little leery of a poster tube that arrived with an a teaser poster for Wonder Twins, the extraterrestrial cartoon superheroes created by Hanna-Barbera for the "Super Friends" TV series and later put in the DC Comics universe. With the obvious tagline "Activate" and Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher as the leads, this seemed fake, but there's more.
Here's the picture of the poster Midtown Comics received, and it looks pretty genuine:
And here's where things get weird, it came in an official Warner Bros. Pictures poster tube:
As you can see above, that's their letterhead on the address sticker, so everything seems to be in order. So did Warner Bros. and DC Comics pull a fast one and keep this movie, apparently coming in 2014, a secret this whole time? Well, more than likely, this poster is some viral marketing for the recently confirmed big screen adaptation of Entourage. The show would frequently create fake projects as plot points and ways of including guest stars, and this would be a perfect one to use as the studio gears up for DC Universe shenanigans. This isn't the first time the HBO series crossed their fictional show business with the real one. They placed two full pages in Variety to celebrate the box office success of James Cameron's Aquaman:
Actually, that raises an interesting question. Since Aquaman is part of the DC Universe, and there's all this buzz about Warner Bros. bringing together the appropriate heroes for Justice League, then Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), would likely have to be involved in some capacity, right? But that's a lot to include in the Entourage movie, so maybe the studio will end up going in a completely different direction and they decide that they don't want Aquaman involved, or they just don't want Chase back at all. That would be a crushing blow to the movie star's ego. Anyway, we'll have to see if anymore fake posters like this pop up.