We've been waiting to see something for this one! Roadside Attractions is releasing Tom Tykwer's new film A Hologram for the King and has set an April release date. But we still have yet to see a trailer or much else. The film has been scheduled for release on April 22nd, and along with that news a batch of first look photos (and a new German poster for now) have been unveiled. A Hologram for the King stars Tom Hanks as a failed American businessman who flies to Saudi Arabia to try and sell his idea to a wealthy monarch, based on the book by Dave Eggers. Sounds good. We'll be keeping an eye on this one leading up to release.
Can you help us find Dory? Where did she go this time? Disney-Pixar have unveiled a gorgeous set of four teaser posters for Finding Dory, the upcoming sequel to the beloved animated adventure Finding Nemo. This animated sequel sees Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, getting lost on a search for her parents, and Marlin, voiced by Albert Brooks, joining with Nemo to head back out and save her. We're still waiting to see more footage and get a better sense of the story aside from the original details (see paragraph below) but otherwise, I'm very excited for this just because I love all the different fish and animals found in the ocean. These are stunningly simple posters. I love the last one (with the sea anemone) the most. Take a look below.
Leave the real world behind. Even though it's barely a week into February, I'm impressed by the amount of high quality marketing material we've seen this year so far. While I must acknowledge that the marketing for Deadpool has been brilliant across the board, and this new poster for Allegiant is worth pointing out, the best poster art released this year so far is for Ben Wheatley's High-Rise. The film already premiered last year and played at a few festivals (read Jeremy's review or Amanda's review) but has yet to be given a US release date, even though it opens in the UK in a few months. These posters are promoting the UK release, which is perhaps the explanation behind why they're so unique. View both High-Rise posters in full below.
Time to get acquainted with the Suicide Squad. David Ayer has released a new poster and WB has followed up with a full set of 10 character posters for DC's Suicide Squad movie. This artwork features stylized versions of each costume from the squad, and it even includes some of the bad guys and surprise characters we'll see in this movie. Ayer has also indicated that a new trailer for Suicide Squad will debut on Tuesday later this week. I really dig the designs for this, the comic book connection is clear and it really shows how much fun they're having with this movie. We'll follow up once the trailer premieres - until then, take a look.
Oh it's the bear necessities, the simple bear necessities… Disney has completed a tryptich series of posters to unveil a wide promo banner for The Jungle Book, a CG/live-action hybrid directed by Jon Favreau. The poster shows Mowgli, played by Neel Sethi, in the middle sitting in front of Baloo the bear, voiced by Bill Murray. The poster also includes most of his animal friends, like Bagheera, Kaa, Raksha and a ferocious Shere Khan, voiced by Idris Elba. The more we see of this movie, the more interested I am, it remarkably looks pretty dang good so far. Hopefully we'll see more footage soon. Take a look at the full poster below.
"Uncovering Hollywood's biggest secret, will take Hollywood's biggest actors." Universal has debuted a new TV spot for the upcoming Coen Brothers film Hail, Caesar!, starring George Clooney as actor Baird Whitlock. This adds to the first TV spot and first trailer for the film, setting up a plot involving Whitlock getting kidnapped. The cast includes Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand and Jonah Hill. In addition to the TV spot, a new poster appeared online and although it looks official, it may just be fan-made, though we've added it below anyway since it looks so cool. I'm glad we're seeing even more marketing arriving for this film, since the release is coming up soon.
In Nolan We Trust! It has been just over 24 hours since Warner Bros officially announced details about Christopher Nolan's next film, a WWII-set action-thriller titled Dunkirk, to be filmed in 65mm. The news arrived with an announcement from the Mayor of Dunkirk, France discussing a major movie production shooting there in May/June next year. Loyal Nolan fans are already so excited they've whipped up the first three fan-made posters for a project we know hardly anything about. These posters are all designed around the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940, known as Operation Dynamo, referencing events and imagery from WWII. They're still very cool to see, and I love that fans are so excited by the film already that they've made this art.
Size matters. At least when it comes to Deadpool's team. IMAX has unveiled this awesome new poster for the upcoming Deadpool movie, starring Ryan Reynolds as the fourth-wall-breakin' Merc with a Mouth. The marketing for this movie has been absolutely brilliant, fully embracing the mock-everything attitude of Deadpool himself. This IMAX poster (and a short new trailer below) continues to follow that trend by going overboard on absurdity and mockery, and it's perfect. I can't think of any other movie or character that this poster would work for, and it's crazy they actually approved this. Makes me look forward to this even more.
Who You Gonna Call?! Sony has unveiled four new teaser posters for Paul Feig's Ghostbusters, which is starting to look like it might actually be pretty damn good. The posters feature the four new Ghostbusters each with a different "weapon", including proton packs for most of them. It stars: Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann, Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan, Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates, and Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert. I really love the look of these posters, I'm so glad they're being bold and fully embracing the badassness of this movie, with the black background and colorful highlights they really stand out. I dig it. The goggles are a nice touch with McKinnon, but where's Wiig's weapon? Hopefully we'll see a trailer soon.
There's only three more months to go until the release of Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Warner Bros is sticking firm with the March 2016 release date, and has issued three new character posters for the three major heroes: Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. I'm sure we'll see a few more superheroes in the movie (The Flash? Aquaman?) but these are the biggest sellers and the main guys in this battle. Ben Affleck plays Batman, Henry Cavill plays Superman, and Gal Gadot plays Wonder Woman. The most recent trailer seemed to be very divisive and upsetting to some, but that may be part of their plan with a series of DC movies in the works. For now, I'm still looking forward to seeing how this one turns out.
I've got a good feeling about this one. We have yet to see a trailer, though hopefully there may be one soon enough. Focus Features is releasing Laika's next new stop-motion animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings next August, and they've premiered this eye-catching official poster. The film is described as a "gripping yarn woven from Japanese folktales and mythology, with lost civilizations, mystical origami, noble heroes, star-crossed lovers, and blood-curdling monsters." It features the voices of Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, George Takei, with Art Parkinson as Kubo. This is some beautiful art that shows quite a bit of promise, and I'm looking forward to seeing more.
Just let it in! We're down to the last few weeks. Over the weekend, Lucasfilm debuted three new posters for Star Wars: The Force Awakens that contain nothing but text. They are actually a specific throwback to the very same poster design utilized during the release of Star Wars: A New Hope on May 25th, 1977. For reference, we've included photos of the original posters at the bottom. We've seen so much imagery, so many attempts at Drew Struzan art, that it's sometimes refreshing to see marketing that is based purely on our imagination. That's what Star Wars is all about, capitalizing on our boundless imaginations and the joys that come with believing in The Force. It's exciting to be around here for yet another big Star Wars release.