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We already know Star Wars Celebration next month is going to have a huge kick off with J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy on hand, likely showing off the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens before it arrives around the release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. And now it sounds like there might be some news on the developing standalone films, because StarWars.com has announced that Gareth Edwards, the director of Star Wars: Rogue One and Josh Trank, the director of the next untitled spin-off, will be coming to the event to "share their experiences as the newest members of the Lucasfilm creative family."
We already know that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back for more sequels after Terminator: Genisys, though that doesn't mean necessarily mean the aged iteration of the T-800 we see in this new trilogy reboot won't get destroyed (we doubt he will though). But he'll still probably suffer some damage, and a new motion poster from across the pond illustrates that in a cool way as the aged Schwarzenegger skin that covers the robotic exoskeleton of the Terminators is blown away to reveal the metallic cyborg we all know. It's a pretty cool little poster, but after seeing the full trailer, I'm still concerned about this one. Look!
Following yesterday's new poster for Fantastic Four, which showed a vague display of powers from the quartet of Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell, we have a new look at the team, but this one reveals a bit more. While the teaser trailer and even yesterday's poster have obscured our look at The Thing from any angle other than behind is naked stone body, an international banner has gone up that gives us our first good lock at the clobbering hero from the front. And he looks…exactly like you'd expect him to look. Hopefully he's less of a punchline than the one Michael Chiklis played before. Look!
Back in January, we finally got our first look at Fantastic Four, the comic book franchise reboot from Chronicle director Josh Trank. The trailer painted a pretty stark, heavy-handed picture, something like Interstellar meets The Dark Knight, but we still need to see more of the film to get a better idea of what to expect. We're not sure when a new trailer will arrive, but in the meantime, a new poster has shown up that slightly reworks an image that we saw in the teaser trailer. Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell gaze at a beam of energy shooting into the sky in the distance, but this time Mara is slightly invisible and Jordan's hands are flaming. But Thing still has no pants and Teller isn't stretching. Look!
Following last week's proclamation that the long-awaited Marvel Comics adaptation Deadpool would please even the most critical fans of the Merc with a Mouth, this week Ryan Reynolds is back to let everyone know that production on the film at 20th Century Fox has officially begun. The actor posted a photo from the set, and co-star Morena Baccarin also followed suit, both confirming that the film is underway. In addition, just yesterday comedian T.J. Miller confirmed he's playing Weasel, the longtime friend, sidekick and arms dealer of the anti-hero. He becomes a villain later, but we'll see if that happens.
This fall will bring the final chapter of The Hunger Games trilogy adaptation (though Lionsgate is keen on making more films set in the sci-fi universe). And while the film is still two whole seasons away, the hype machine has officially begun with the first teaser poster featuring the golden Mockingjay taking flight, engulfed in flames. As we learned in February, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 will be the first film in the franchise to get released in the IMAX 3D format, with director Francis Lawrence saying the post-production conversion on the last film in China brought a "new level of immersion." Poster below!
Yesterday we featured a round of stunning posters created by the talented artist's who partook in paying tribute to this summer's forthcoming blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road over at Poster Posse. There were some incredible contributions that we highlighted, and today comes the second and final phase of their artwork releases with even more gorgeous work. Tom Hardy is prominently featured, but so are the orange desert landscapes and warm colors. It's a shame that real movie posters can't look like these pieces nowadays. There's absolutely no reason artists can't be hired to create the posters for movie studios. Look!
Earlier this year, we got a look at one of the sets for Steve Jobs, the film about the iconic technology innovator and co-founder of Apple Computers. Director Danny Boyle was using the real garage that Jobs created Apple in along with his right hand man Steve Wozniak, and it was made to look just as it did decades ago. However, with the exception of some spy photos from production on-location in California, we've yet to get a good look at Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs. But now we have one glimpse of the actor in the role in the form of a vintage promotional poster that has him promoting Apple's NeXT line of computers.
So far we've only seen a teaser trailer and some first look photos from Guillermo del Toro's anticipated gothic horror flick Crimson Peak. We don't have much to go on yet, but it looks pretty damn creepy, the kind of horror film that usually doesn't get made anymore. And now we have an idea of just how scary it might be. It seems del Toro had an early screening of his film and shared it with some of his friends in the horror business, specifically the master of suspense Stephen King, and he had some exciting praise for the film. Also in attendance and saying kinds words was King's son Joe Hill, also a respected horror writer.
The summer isn't too far away, which means we're getting very excited to see Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and more in Mad Max: Fury Road in May. The most recent international trailer and theatrical trailer were chock full of beautiful imagery and absolutely insane action. This is going to be something to behold on the big screen for sure. And to keep the hype alive, Poster Posse has unveiled a batch of posters in honor of George Miller's latest return to the desert. There's some incredible artwork here, and this is just the first batch. We'll post more when they become available, but it's a great start. Look!
Fans were elated last fall when 20th Century Fox finally announced that they would be bringing Deadpool to the big screen the proper way after completely ruining the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The studio brought back Ryan Reynolds in the lead role as Wade Wilson, aka the Merc with a Mouth, and visual effects wizard Tim Miller will make his feature directorial debut. The supporting cast has started to fill out with Gina Carano, T.J. Miller and more, and now Reynolds has spoken out to fans to reassure them that this will be the Deadpool movie they want, even though we've heard the movie will be rated PG-13.
Since all the heroes have gotten their own posters for The Avengers: Age of Ultron (with the exception of Paul Bettany as The Vision), it's time for the title villain to take the spotlight. Ultron (voiced by James Spader) finally gets his own poster, and it's a familiar shot that we've actually seen in a couple of the trailers. It's one of the sequences where Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), who both got their own posters before the weekend, are still working with the villain. This should be it for the character posters, though we're betting Vision gets one after the movie arrives. Look!
It seemed a little weird that when the rest of the character posters for The Avengers: Age of Ultron were released before the third trailer arrived that Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) didn't get their own posters, especially since they were featured on the theatrical posters with the whole team. But it looks like they're just arriving a little late as the siblings each get their own poster. As we've seen in the trailer, they initially are working with Ultron (James Spader) and cause trouble for our heroes, but then end up joining them in the end. I'm interested to see what makes them turn.
Nowadays, character posters for films are a little excessive. We'll feature them every now and then when there's a huge roster of characters for something like The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but we normally try to steer clear otherwise, and studios have started to do the same more recently. However, a batch of character posters for The Age of Adaline just surfaced, and while that might seem ridiculous for a romance, they've done it in a clever way. Each poster shows Blake Lively, who doesn't age in the film, in a different photo from each decade of her life, beginning in the 1920s and going all the way through the current year 2015.