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The San Diego Comic-Con is about to kick off in full swing here in just a few days and with it we will undoubtedly see new trailers, find out new release info on upcoming movies and, of course, be gifted with some new posters, banners and artwork from upcoming movies. This articles is specifically aimed at that latter. We will update this article as new art becomes available. We have our first two pieces here. Warner Brothers has released new artwork for PACIFIC RIM and THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (and are also expected to finally unveil the first posters from MAN OF STEEL) Check them out below and check back throughout the week as more become available.
PACIFIC RIM is directed by Guillermo del Toro and stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Willem Dafoe, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr., Diego Klattenhoff and Ron Perlman.
SYNOPSIS: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
PACIFIC RIM is set to hit theaters on July 12, 2013.
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY is directed by Peter Jackson and stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Aidan Turner and Billy Connolly.
SYNOPSIS: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever… Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities… A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY is set to hit 2D, 3D and IMAX theaters on December 14, 2012.
Entertainment Weekly has provided us with the Comic-Con posters for all three of Seth MacFarlane’s animated TV Shows:
The Family Guy art teases the season 11 premiere, in which the Griffins attempt to climb Mt. Everest because Peter gets competitive again with Lois’ ex, Ross Fishman. The Cleveland Show poster touts the season 4 premiere, in which Cleveland learns about a hip-hop superstar secret society, which will feature some voice work from Kanye West, will.i.am., Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, and ?uestLove. And on that American Dad ad, you can enjoy 177 of Roger’s disguises.
We also now have a brand new banner for THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. Check it out below and remember to click it to make it really big.
We now have the new poster for THE BOURNE LEGACY:
THE BOURNE LEGACY is directed by Tony Gilroy and stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac.\
SYNOPSIS: The narrative architect behind the “Bourne” film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: “The Bourne Legacy.” The writer/director expands the “Bourne” universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films.
For “The Bourne Legacy,” Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles.
THE BOURNE LEGACY is set to hit theaters on August 10, 2012.
Official Website: www.TheBourneLegacy.net
MAN OF STEEL is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe.
SYNOPSIS: Henry Cavill plays Superman in director Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel.” The film also stars Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner.
Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.
MAN OF STEEL is set to hit theaters on June 14, 2013.
FRANKENWEENIE is directed by Tim Burton and stars Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron and Conchata Ferrell.
SYNOPSIS: From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life: with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.
A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.
FRANKENWEENIE is set to hit 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on October 5, 2012.
Official Website: www.Disney.com/Frankenweenie
GODZILLA is directed by Gareth Edwards.
SYNOPSIS: Toho’s “Godzilla” franchise boasts one of the most widely recognized film creatures worldwide, resulting in a series of books, television programs, video games and more than 25 films worldwide. Legendary Pictures intends to approach the film and its characters in the most authentic manner possible.
Producer Brian Rogers expresses the desire to reboot the giant beast’s mythos (similar to Batman Begins) but stay true to his roots. Also, expect the 2012 film to feature a monster mash. Yes, Godzilla will be taking on another creature or creatures.
GODZILLA does not have a firm release date yet.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 is directed by Bill Condon and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Billy Burke, Rami Malek, Maggie Grace, Mackenzie Foy, Tracey Heggins, Judi Shekoni, Omar Metwally, Andrea Gabriel, Rami Malek, Angela Sarafyan, Marlane Barnes, Lisa Howard, Patrick Brennan, Noel Fisher, Guri Weinberg, Lee Pace, Toni Trucks, Bill Tangradi, Erik Odom, Valorie Curry, Joe Anderson, Olga Fonda, Janelle Froehlich, Masami Kosaka, Sebastiao Lemos, Amadou Ly, Ty Olsson, Wendell Pierce, Carolina Virguez
SYNOPSIS: “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” will be released as two separate films. The project, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series, illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 is set to hit theaters on November 16, 2012.
Official Website: www.BreakingDawn-themovie.com