‘Immortals’ Character Posters Reveal the Glory of Greek Gods

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Unlike Henry Cavill and the rest of the cast of Immortals, I don’t have the body of a Greek god, which is why I both love and hate these cool new character posters from Tarsem Singh’s upcoming war epic.

Immortals has already drawn favorable (and unfavorable) comparisons to both 300 and Clash of the Titans for its stylish depiction of ancient Greek combat, and this new set of character posters do nothing to distinguish the film. Still, they sure do look good, and at this stage in the game, that’s really all that matters.

If you’re unfamiliar with Immortals, check out the first trailer for the movie. Afterward, check out the posters and the official synopsis below.

The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission.

As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion’s raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man’s future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.

From the top left poster going clockwise, the characters are Zeus, Theseus, Stavros, Poseidon, Phaedra, Hyperion, Athena, and Aries. I especially like the poster of Hyperion. Nothing says bad-ass warrior like a spiky face mask.

Of all the actors in Immortals, I’m most interested in seeing Mickey Rourke as Hyperion. Since Rourke’s fantastic comeback in The Wrestler, the actor has taken on a wide range of large-scale projects, and it would be great to see him continue his comeback in style.

I’m also very interested in seeing how Henry Cavill fairs in a leading action role. For the most part, film fans are unfamiliar with the actor’s pedigree. Immortals will be a great way for people to see whether or not the British thespian’s skills can translate to the high-profile role of Superman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.

What do you think of these character posters, and which Greek god are you most excited to see on the big screen in Immortals? The film hits theaters on the numerically ominous date of 11-11-11.

Source: Relativity Media

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  1. Posters are awesome and I’m looking forward to the movie.

  2. I wonder if they will take any heat for misusing the names of Hyperion, Theseus, and Phaedra since they don’t match the characters from Greek Mythology. Phaedra is Theseus’ third wife for example, not a Syballine oracle. The Oracle at Delphi is the only oracle in Theseus’ story and Hyperion isn’t any part of that story.

  3. Whats the budget for this thing? Like .. 20 bucks?

  4. The first poster is the best, the last one with the blade helmet just looks… stupid :/

  5. I think the best thing about this film (so far) is that they’re not afraid to go a little bit alien or “beyond the history” with the armor and appearance of the gods. If the gods really existed, they’d have strange/unfamiliar weapons/armor/etc. that wouldn’t copycat human items.

  6. Are you sure Rourke is Hyperion and not Phaedra? It looks as though the picture above Rourke is actually of Poseidon because Poseidon would be the one with the trident… would just make sense. I think Hyperion is the one with the mohawk helmet.

    Plus, in the order you have them, Athena, the only female, is a male.

    • Oh, I see there’s actually two females.

      I’m still confused though. I think you got the order listing wrong.

      • Oh I got it now, by looking at the web address of each image.

        You wrote: “From the top left poster going clockwise, the characters are Zeus, Theseus, Stavros, Poseidon, Phaedra, Hyperion, Athena, and Aries.”

        It’s actually: “From the top left poster going clockwise, the characters are Zeus, Theseus, Poseidon, Hyperion, Aries, Athena, Phaedra, and Stavros.”

      • He said going clockwise, which means they should’ve been listed started at the top left, then the top right, then all the way down the right column then up the left. I think what happened is that he listed the names going back and forth down the line between the two instead.

  7. Nice looking posters. I really like the first one. I’m looking forward to see what Luke Evans does with the character of Zeus. I think he’s going to steal the show.

    Not really a fan of the pincer claw-Venus flytrap helmet, but Tarsem is know for having eccentric headgear in his movies so I can live with it. If Immortals is half as good as The Fall, then I have no complaints.

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