The Best Comic Con 2011 Posters
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You know, I feel like posters for upcoming films and television shows are being released at light speed. That’s because they are - literally. Flash himself is running them in all the way from Hollywood. OK, that part was a lie, but if this year’s summer blockbusters have felt slightly underwhelming, don’t lose hope quite yet. Based on the posters that have so far been released, the future is looking good.
The Walking Dead, Season 2
The first season of AMC’s zombie romp was one of last year’s runaway hits, and although viewers eventually fell in love with the characters, they tuned in week after week to watch the undead get their comeuppance. This poster promises more of the same in Season 2.
The Amazing Spider-Man
Marc Webb’s eagerly anticipated Spidey reboot may be one of the Con’s highest profile attendees, but this teaser poster shows us little that we haven’t seen before. Don’t worry - our Spidey sense tells us the best is yet to come.
Steven Soderbergh has made a career of giving women on the margins of showbusiness a shot at the mainstream, and he’s done it again with Haywire. MMA fighter Gina Carano toplines a cast featuring actual movie stars and plays a black-ops super soldier looking for revenge after a double cross to end all double crosses. We’re predicting the birth of a movie star.
No actor has the ability to turn down an offer from Steven Soderbergh, and this viral thriller (or Outbreak 2.0) is proof that the bespectacled auteur’s pull is bigger than ever. Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, and Kate Winslet round out the cast of heavyweights who will try their best not to call into work sick.
Based on the modern baseball tome by Michael Lewis, Brad Pitt plays Billy Beane, the game-changing former GM of the Oakland A’s, who revolutionized the sport by employing computer-generated analyses to draft his players. Pitt may not have a World Series ring but we’re betting he finally gets his Oscar.
The Edgar Allan Poe poem this film takes its name from details one man’s descent into madness after the death of his wife, but James McTeigue’s thriller takes a decidedly different approach. John Cusack stars as the macabre poet who must team with a detective to track a serial killer who has kidnapped Poe’s fiancee and whose killings mimic Poe’s work. Yeah. We’re sold.
There’s something unsettling about seeing the man who once danced alongside Lance Bass holding a gun (unless he planned on using it on himself), but this poster signifies something we thought we’d never see: Justin Timberlake as an action star. Set in a dystopian future, Timberlake stars opposite Amanda Seyfried in a world where time has become the only currency. if you don’t know what that means, who cares. It’s Amanda Seyfried.