New The Losers and Iron Man 2 Theatrical Posters
03.25.10 by BJSprecher
Comic book movie fans are treated to two new posters for movies based on comic book properties this week, one from each of the "Big Two" comic book publishers. First up, a new poster for director Sylvain White's The Losers, based on the DC Comics graphic novel of the same name by writer Andy Diggle and artists Jock and Shawn Martinbrough. This is the second official poster released for The Losers and, like the first poster, it looks like a comic book cover come to life.
Unlike most comic book-inspired movies, there are no superheroes, special powers, tights, or capes in The Losers. Instead, the story focuses on a group of former CIA black-ops operatives who seek revenge against their former handler after being betrayed and left for dead. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Óscar Jaenada, Columbus Short, and Jason Patric star. The Losers opens April 23rd.
The second comic-related movie poster released this week is the second international poster for director Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2, based on the classic Marvel Comics title. While definitely slick and well-balanced graphically, this poster is somewhat disappointing because it so closely resembles the poster for the first movie. Also, noticeably absent from the poster is Sam Rockwell, who stars as the villain Justin Hammer.
In Iron Man 2, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) finds himself caught between the government, who want him to surrender his Iron Man armor, and the dangerous and mysterious Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke), who becomes the supervillain Whiplash to seek revenge upon the Stark family through Tony. At Tony's side is his friend Jim Rhodes (Don Cheadle), who will also don a suit of armor as War Machine, Stark's faithful assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and his sexy new assistant Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), who is secretly working for S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) as the operative code-named the Black Widow. Iron Man 2 opens May 7th.