Legend is certainly the word for it. Next summer, Christopher Nolan completes a trilogy I have no doubt will go down as one of the greatest of all time. The hype machine has officially begun and this poster definitely ranks high amongst my favorite posters on 2011. We now know the film takes place 8 years after The Joker tore apart Gotham City. And in it’s darkest hour, Batman must overcome the greatest physical threat he has ever faced. This poster is all about a broken and beaten Batman. There really isn’t any other way to spin it. Bane is going the kick the crap out of The Dark Knight for most of this flick.
I can’t wait to see how the legend ends.
Another new poster was released last week that was equally effective. The Amazing Spider-Man hasn’t done much beyond the teaser trailer but finally we get a sweet new poster that does all the right things.
The biggest challenge this reboot faces is distancing itself from Sam Raimi’s original film. I suppose they hit the nail on the head with that tag line. I’m not sure they can really put a big twist on Peter Parker’s origin story. Spider bite + Uncle Ben’s death = Web Head. It’s pretty well known but the image supporting that tag line says a lot more. This is not a campy Peter Parker as portrayed by Tobey Maguire. This is a grittier take on the superhero.
Now if only the studio could just show us The Lizard in action already!
Which poster do you like? Similar style. Entirely different tales.