New ‘Avengers’, ‘Prometheus’, & ‘John Carter’ Posters Roundup

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Today, we have assembled the latest posters and banners for three blockbuster sci-fi/action productions that will hit theaters in 2012: Marvel Studios’ The Avengers, 20th Century Fox’s Prometheus, and Walt Disney Pictures’ John Carter.

You can check out the newest one-sheets for each of those titles in the gallery above – or, read on for more about each of these films, along with larger, high-definition versions of their respective poster(s).

The Avengers

The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man have been getting loads of attention recently, in part because of the copious amounts of promotional material released for each project. News about the third major comic book flick set to hit theaters in 2012, The Avengers, has been comparatively scarce of late – outside of word about a prequel comic book series being released for the film (and the negative buzz concerning Marvel Studios’ creative maneuvering of late).

While there is no official (or unofficial) word yet about when the next Avengers trailer is due to be released, two new international banners for Marvel’s superhero mashup adventure have been unveiled. They are, in many respects, identical to some of the previously-released Avengers character banners, passing over a few significant differences (including, the pose Black Widow strikes). All the same, they’re still pretty sick.

Check out both of the newly-unveiled Avengers international banners below:


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The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Colson, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Stellan Skarsgard as Professor Eric Selvig. It is of course written and directed by Joss Whedon.



Sir Ridley Scott delves back into the realms of both existential science fiction and (extraterrestrial) monster horror with Prometheus, the upcoming mystery project that originated as a prequel to his 1979 classic, Alien. While we’ve seen some gorgeous (yet enigmatic) imagery from the film, official plot details are by and large being kept firmly under wraps – the metaphorical implications of the project’s title aside.

Here is an official synopsis for Prometheus:

Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

The new official poster for Prometheus doesn’t shed any light on the implications of said synopsis; it is, however, just as ominously shadowy and reminiscent of Alien‘s (unsettling) visual style as the aforementioned images.

Check out the Prometheus one-sheet below:


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Prometheus stars the likes of Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Kate Dickie, Patrick Wilson, Rafe Spall, and Guy Pearce. It is based on a screenplay co-penned by Damon Lindelof (Lost) and Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour)


John Carter

Disney has only begun to hype its upcoming $200-250 million investment, titled John Carter: an adaptation of author Edgar Rice Burrough’s classic sci-fi literary franchise that was brought to life under the supervision of Pixar director Andrew Stanton (Finding NemoWALL·E); it is one of two effects-heavy 2012 blockbusters that is partially banking on Friday Nigh Lights‘ alumni Taylor Kitsch’s leading man chops – alongside Battleship, that is.

Check out an official synopsis for John Carter below:

Civil War vet John Carter (Kitsch) is transplanted to Mars, where he discovers a lush, wildly diverse planet whose main inhabitants are 12-foot tall green barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins), Princess of Helium, who is in desperate need of a savior.

The new IMAX one-sheet unveiled for John Carter depicts (arguably) the most memorable action set piece on display in the film’s full-length trailer: namely, a Martian Coliseum-set death match between Carter and the giant White Apes that are native to the alien planet. It is, of course, only a slight variation on one of the film’s previously-unveiled banners.

Check out said John Carter IMAX 3D poster below:


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John Carter stars the likes of Taylor Kitsch, Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, Lynn Collins, Bryan Cranston, Samantha Morton, Thomas Hayden Church, and Ciarán Hinds. It is based on Burrough’s novel “A Princess of Mars” and was scripted by Stanton, along with Mark Andrews (Star Wars: Clone Wars) and Michael Chabon (Spider-Man 2).

John Carter hits 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters around the U.S. on March 9th, 2012.

The Avengers will be released in U.S. theaters on May 4th, 2012.

Prometheus is slated to arrive in 2D and 3D theaters in the U.S. on June 8th, 2012.

Source: IGN, Fandango, 20th Century Fox

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  1. IMO john carter looks terrible…it looks like next years green lantern (no offense to gl fans)

    • john carter looks bad and they have to make 700 million to justify a 2nd one…thats not gonna happen. Shoe in for the Green Lantern of 2012. Also every time I see Mark Ruffalo in Avenger pics it makes me hate Marvel for firing Edward Norton so much more. I get the dr jekyll and mr hyde thing they are trying to convey but he looks so miscast.

      • Norton walked away from what I understand due to his control issues. But, regardless, I think Ruffalo will portray Bruce Banner MUCH better than Norton. Now how will the Hulk look and act? We shall see soon enough.

          • Norton said in an interview that it came down to a simple business deal. He wanted too much money. Even more than Downey. Did he deserve it? Depends on his screentime I suppose, but probably. But I’m sure he got a great offer nonetheless. But bring on Mark Ruffalo! Great actor as well.

            • i read that Norton wanted to edit the incredible hulk script here and there and thats where the tension started. I didnt read anything about him wanting more money but Marvel is super cheap so that doesnt surprise me

      • ya i agree with you…literally every time i see a picture of Mark Ruffalo in the avengers it makes me anrgy they couldnt have worked it out with norton

        • @mongoose I’m pretty sure he said I think mark ruffalo will portray him better than norton he never said for sure he would. Who cares if its norton or ruffalo. Norton is to much of a headcase and wouldn’t be able to work with another headcase (robert downey junior) to much charisma in one movie ruffalo is a good support type

    • Yeah, they took a SS, slapped some text on it an pushed it out the door. Really lack Luster and this movie deserves more (not to mention those are not the White Apes from the Books)

      Very Disappointing

    • I think it looks great! What don’t you like about it if you don’t mind me asking?
      I hope it does well and that it will be enjoyable!

  2. Those Advengers posters suck!

    • Ryte????

  3. I like the Prometheus poster over the rest; Avengers is OK, John Carter needs work.

    • haha well this 1 does kinda suck but there are better ones out there

      • I work at a theatre and the only avengers poster sent to us was a A symbol…. very lame and dissapointing. Atleast the dark knight rises poster is sick

  4. I think I will give this movie a chance. It looks to be very entertaining and different.

    • John Carter that is….

  5. The John Carter poster sucks IMO (it looks like a poster for a kids movie).
    The Prometheus poster looks very ~intriguing~ and ~mysterious~ (good IMO).

    The Avengers posters/banners… it could have been better IMO: I love the Iron Man pose (just wish RDJ would wear the helmet now and then. But what can you do… Hollywood right?). Cap and Thor both look bad-ass, but Ruffalo? (@Marvel: Ruffalo looks stupid. Stop showing him with the mysterious green lighting and give us the HULK!).
    The other banner is also okay: Fury and Hawkeye look like awesome SHIELD agents (rightfully so), and Loki looks very menacing. I’m not too keen on Widow’s pic though… IMO she looks a little old in that photo and for some reason, it gives the appearance that she’s on Loki’s side (standing behind him – kinda like she’s covering his back – while pointing the gun AWAY from him). They should have had her facing to the right IMO… OR just facing the other way entirely ;) (I’m so used to The Avengers posters featuring ScarJo’s butt instead of the rest of her, that I pretty much got used to it…)

    • What the heck kinda kids movies do they show in your area?

  6. Gotta love how Iron Man’s face is in full view but Cap’s is completely covered. I mean, that’s such an awkward pose for Cap to take, and I can’t even tell it’s Evans under the mask. I like the Thor pic, though. Love the new costume.

    Don’t get all the hate for the John Carter poster. Only thing I don’t like about it is the title.

    • Would you rather that Cap not have his helmet on? (then you’ll be able to see Evans more clearly) — cause if you do, then a whole bunch of angry fanboys will start posting that Cap should always have his helmet/cowl on.
      We wouldn’t want that would we… ;)

    • Seriously?

  7. On the Avengers posters Fury, Hawkeye and Loki look really cool. The rest of the characters seem way overshopped. And why is Ruffalo looking like Garth Marenghi?

    Promotheus looks really good, John Carter looks like a the cover for a cheap pocket book.

  8. @avengers this looks like a toy franchise ad even more than transformers did
    and that’s just horrible

    @ prometheus thats just what i neeeeed

    @john carter i look into it more than i look into avengers