Just one of the many movies being marketed at Comic-Con this year is the upcoming comic book Western adaptation, Jonah Hex. The movie stars Josh Brolin in the lead role, with support from John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Michael Fassbender and Michael Shannon. The film is based on the DC comic series about a horribly scarred antihero who is, “a rough-and-tumble gunslinger and part-time bounty hunter whose adventures always ended in blood.”
Sounds prime for a movie to me…
The first poster for Jonah Hex premiered in banner form at Comic-Con yesterday, but later a good quality version of it appeared online. I think the poster is pretty cool, but not great. It’s definitely intriguing and I’m digging the blue color of it, but something about it leaves me wanting something a bit more. Check out the poster below, both in the good quality and the banner versions (click for larger):
The fact that Megan Fox figures so prominently on the Jonah Hex poster (arguably more so than Brolin) is equal parts predictable and miffing. It’s predictable because Fox is a hot property (pun intended) at the moment, coming off of her stint in this summer’s box office smash, Transformers 2. With Jonah Hex being considerably lesser known than something like the Transformers to the general movie going public, it’s no wonder they’re featuring her so prominently on the poster for it.
However, it’s also a bit miffing she’s even on the Jonah Hex poster as news came out a little while ago (from Fox herself) that Fox’s role in the film is virtually just a bit part. We haven’t seen the movie yet to know just or big or small her role is, but if it’s really that small it’s kind of weird she’s on the first poster for the movie.
Even if the film has Horton Hears A Who! director, Jimmy Hayward, at the helm (I still have no idea how they thought he’s a good fit), I’m still eagerly anticipating Jonah Hex. The cast is killer, and I really think the whole idea of it from the DC comic series will make for one badass movie.
What do you think of the first poster for Jonah Hex? Are you looking forward to seeing Josh Brolin scarred up and kicking ass on the big-screen?
Jonah Hex is set to hit theaters on August 6th, 2010.
Sources: Yahoo and Joblo