The Losers

Now onto a couple of new pics from the upcoming comic book adaptation, The Losers, which has quite a big cast that includes the likes of Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Comedian from Watchmen), Zoe Saldana (our new Uhura from Star Trek), Idris Elba (The Wire, RocknRolla), Chris Evans (Human Torch from Fantastic Four), Columbus Short (Whiteout, Armored) and Jason Patric (Narc).

Based on a DC/Vertigo comic series which ran from 2003-2006, The Losers follows an ex-CIA Black Ops team who seek out revenge on the mysterious Max (Patric), their former handler who betrayed them.

We’ve seen some set photos from the film over the past few months, but we now have a couple of new and better looks at the film via the first official images from it. They feature the team altogether, and one of Saldana specifically wielding two handguns, presumably taking control of two targets to her right and left. Check them both out below, again thanks to Omelete (click for larger versions):

I’ve never read The Losers comic, but it certainly sounds like an idea which has potential to be one slick and fun action movie (it reminds me of Smokin’ Aces for whatever reason). And it’s sporting quite a cast, with Morgan and Elba (the latter played Stringer Bell on the phenomenal HBO series, The Wire) standing out for me. Those who have read the comic may be more skeptical of them adapting this one, but as one of the “happy ignorant” I’m really looking forward to it.

What do you think of the first official images from Jonah Hex and The Losers? Which are you looking forward to more? Are you familiar with either of the original comic series?

Jonah Hex is set to hit theaters on June 18th, 2010 (after being moved from August later that year).

The Losers is set for an April 9th, 2010 release.

Sources: Omelete (thanks to /Film)

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