Tomorrow morning, a new trailer for Divergent will be unleashed, but before that, a new theatrical poster for the dystopian sci-fi adaptation has arrived. The new poster features Shailene Woodley and Theo James on some kind of high-rise ledge looking over the desolate Chicago of the future. We're not sure what the functional purpose of standing on that ledge may be, but at least they look somewhat heroic right? This actually looks like it could be a poster for a spin-off of the NBC series "Revolution." Anyway, the first Divergent teaser from August left something to be desired, so hopefully tomorrow's trailer brings the goods.
Ever since we saw a first look photo of Angelina Jolie as the Disney villain Maleficent, there has been much to report. No more photos have surfaced, and we've been waiting for a trailer (it's here - watch the teaser now). The film was moved up over a month in the release schedule when Disney had to shuffle The Good Dinosaur and other Pixar titles, and now we get one more glimpse of Jolie with wicked eyes and devilish horns in the first teaser poster for the film coming next summer. It's not remarkably different from the first photo, but the trailer should paint a better picture of the story focusing on the sorceress. Look now!
As we learned earlier this year, The Wind Rises will be the final film from legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. The Studio Ghibli production was picked up by Disney who will release the film in limited theaters on February 21st next year, and expand the release the following week. But Disney will also give the film an Oscar qualifying run for a week only in New York and Los Angeles from November 8th-14th this year. We've already seen a beautiful extended trailer for the animated film, and now the first poster for the US release is here. It's sad knowing this is Miyazaki's last film, but it looks like he'll go out with a bang.
When the release of Kevin Tong's cool Gravity poster for the collectible arthouse Mondo came along, there were rumblings that another piece would be coming this week since Thor: The Dark World hits theaters with evening showings tomorrow night, and they have been confirmed. Ken Taylor has crafted a stellar poster for the Marvel sequel showing some pretty serious destruction in Asgard, as Thor looks on, seemingly helpless, but not defeated as his cape blows tattered in the wind, Mjolnir firmly in his hand. It's a gorgeous piece of work, but the color scheme just isn't my cup of tea. But if you want it, tomorrow is your day. Look!
All right, fine. One more load of stuff from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug this week, and we're pretty sure that's it. Yesterday brought the most recent production blog, but now we have five more character posters for the film, but these are far superior to the previous, mostly bland, character posters released earlier this week. In addition, we've got a cool music video featuring the recently unveiled credits song from chart-toppping musician and singer Ed Sheeran. You can read Peter Jackson's story on how he chose Sheeran to end the film on the right note (no pun intended) on Facebook. Posters and song below!
We'll be hearing much more about Gravity as the Oscar season heats up, but until then, we have a cool new poster to add to the plethora of other artwork we've seen commemorating the breathtaking Alfonso Cuaron film. It's no surprise that Mondo has introduced a new poster from artist Kevin Tong, and it's absolutely gorgeous. The artist has delivered some amazing work this year for The World's End (not to mention a triple bill of Edgar Wright's films last year) and also Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, and his technical attention to detail is amazing. This one is actually better than any of the real posters. Look below!
The news team was already given the giant treatment in the most recent theatrical poster for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and now Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner tower over New York City again as Ron Burgundy, Brick Tamland, Brian Fantana and Champ Kind get their own character posters. Fantana and Champ don't seem to have any regard for the city as their feet seemed to have caused some small damage to a bridge and some buildings. Meanwhile, Burgundy is practicing karate in Times Square and Brick is seemingly scared sitting on top of a building. It all makes complete sense.
Hot on the heels of last night's new character posters for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a final theatrical one sheet has emerged. The new poster features all seven of the characters who got their own posters yesterday, positioned in the traditional floating head and body form that is used for nearly every blockbuster film at some point in their marketing campaign. However, one cool addition is the smoky form of the dragon Smaug (voiced and motion captured by Benedict Cumberbatch) coming from Gandalf the Grey's pipe. It's not the most original poster that could have been created, but that's certainly a nice touch.
Now that Halloween is in our past and November is upon us, that means The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is just around the corner in mid-December, and we'll have to get used to 48FPS again when Peter Jackson's sequel arrives. Leading up to the anticipated release, the hype machine is in full swing with seven new character posters featuring Martin Freeman as our title hero along with Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage, the return of Orlando Bloom, and the introduction of Luke Evans, Lee Pace (who appeared briefly in the first film) and Evangeline Lily. It's a cool batch of posters, but we want Smaug!
Not too long ago, we got a look at the first trailer for Lionsgate's adaptation of I, Frankenstein, and it looked wholly deserving of the January release date. And by that we mean it looks like it will be one of the worst films of 2014. But don't worry, the marketing campaign behind the film is following suit, because a new poster for the contemporary, but still medieval and gothic, fantasy action flick is here to confuse you even more. We're not sure how the sun is so bright in the background with the church basking in the light while the rest of the city is in darkness, but look, there's Aaron Eckhart with some weapons and gargoyles!
Over two years ago, a provocative poster for the bloody thriller Nurse 3D featured a nude Paz De La Huerta covered in blood. Back then the film was a hopeful for release in 2012, but Lionsgate has kept it on the shelf. However, the film now has a release date of February 7, 2014, and a new poster to along with it that's sexy, but not nearly as revealing as the first one. The stylish one sheet still features the leading lady, but now she's wearing a skin-tight latex nurse outfit and riding a giant syringe like Dr. Strangelove. We're not sure what to expect when it comes to this seemingly strange thriller, but we'll find out early next year.
Though Jason Reitman's new film Labor Day premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and played at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year, we've only seen one first look photo from the film starring Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet (that photo was used for the first poster as well). Now a new poster features the two stars in a slightly different embrace, and it's not clear whether it's threatening or loving. Our own Alex Billington called the film "a very deep, personal expression of the kind of raw emotions that only the phenomena of this world can bring out." The first two trailers can now be seen online here.
Following the final trailer for The Hunger Games: The Catching Fire that debuted over the weekend, we have this amazing intricately detailed IMAX poster for the sci-fi sequel starring Jennifer Lawrence. This is easily the most cool and artistic poster the franchise has produced yet, just beating out that cool teaser poster from May. Lionsgate debuted the new poster over at Badass Digest, which indicates that the artwork which is inspired by the Fantastic Realism work of Kris Kuksi. The artist has supposedly given his blessing to this homage to his artistic style, and you'll find there's a lot to soak up in this detailed poster.
Towards the end of the summer, the first teaser trailer for Muppets Most Wanted arrived, and while it was a bit childish, we're assuming that's because it was meant for the audience seeing Disney's Planes. Now we have the first poster from the comedy sequel with some familiar faces including the return of the new Muppet from the last film, Walter. In addition, Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang are joined by Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell. And we get our first look at the dastardly Constantine, who is only a mole and a Dr. Evil pinky away from looking just like our pal Kermit. There might be a new trailer soon, too!