Poster Mania: Jurassic World, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and More
This week’s Poster Mania splits us between sequels and original films (or original-ish films). In the sequel department, I’ll start you off with four follow-ups that released new posters this week. These movies include some from this year – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Horrible Bosses 2, and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – while also showing off the first poster for next year’s Jurassic World. When the sequel dust clears, you can also find new posters for In the Heart of the Sea, Unbroken, and American Sniper.
Check out yesterday’s Trailer Round-Up if you want to see new trailers for In the Heart of the Sea, Unbroken, and more!
Starting us off today is the debut poster for Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow’s (Safety Not Guaranteed) iteration will be the fourth total Jurassic Park film. However, this one seems like more of a reboot than the others. I’m interested to see what time and new blood (like stars Chris Pratt, Jake Johnson, and Bryce Dallas Howard) has done to the franchise. We’ll find out on June 12, 2015 when the park finally re-opens! (Source: Twitter)
Going along with the run of character posters last week, I’ve attached three more posters and four banners for Peter Jackson’s third (and final) Hobbit film. This adaptation is titled The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and I’m beginning to think the marketing team only makes posters at this point. Check them out above before seeing the finale December 12, 2015. It again stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, and Orlando Bloom. (Source: Collider)
From fantasy to comedy, I also wanted to include a new poster for the upcoming sequel Horrible Bosses 2. As you can tell above, the movie has a great ensemble that balances the new (Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz) up front with the old (Jason Sudeikis, Jamie Foxx, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jennifer Aniston) in the back. Watch for Sean Anders’ (That’s My Boy) movie comes out November 26th. (Source: Empire)
The final sequel is for the holiday season’s latest Night at the Museum pic (officially titled Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb). Shawn Levy will again direct the family film that relies on a talented cast consisting of Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Ben Kingsley, and the late Robin Williams. Like Horrible Bosses 2, the poster is a good way to get a glimpse at the characters involved in the movie. Secret of the Tomb releases December 19th. (Source: Fandango)
Although every other movie featured today will release in 2014, I did have one movie with a new poster that comes out next year. And it’s a doozy. Titled In the Heart of the Sea, Ron Howard’s (Rush) epic thriller tells the story of a shipwrecked crew that eventually has to do some grisly things in order to survive. The debut poster (above) hints at the demise of the crew (led by Chris Hemsworth and Cillian Murphy). This one will hit theaters March 15, 2015 and I’d catch up with yesterday’s trailer if you missed it. (Source: IMDb)
I also wanted to mention a poster I found for Angelina Jolie’s (In the Land of Blood and Honey) next directorial project, Unbroken. The WWII movie, which is based on an extraordinarily true story, has Oscar written all over it. I’m not just saying this because of the source material either. Unbroken stars Jack O’Connell (who already had a great performance in Starred Up) as Louis Zamperini, the Olympic athlete-turned-POW. The poster is above (coinciding with yesterday’s trailer) and the movie releases December 25th. (Source: Yahoo)
Lastly, I’ve got another poster for American Sniper. Like Unbroken, this one deals with war and releases December 25th. Clint Eastwood’s (Jersey Boys) second film of the year also tells a true story but uses a more modern story. Starring Bradley Cooper as the famed, deadly sniper, you can expect American Sniper to be a pretty exciting movie (seriously, check out the trailer if you haven’t seen it yet). The newest poster is above. (Source: IMDb)
Come back tomorrow for some new movie photos!
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