The first official poster for this summer’s Public Enemies has been released and it’s almost exactly like a certain other famous poster from a certain other super successful movie.

Public Enemies (#7 on Screen Rant‘s Most Anticipated Movies of 2009) is directed by Michael Mann and its massive cast includes Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Billy Crudup, Channing Tatum, Emilie de Ravin, Stephen Dorff, Marion Cotillard, Giovanni Ribisi and David Wenham.

This poster is simple yet effective… but it’s been done before (pretty recently). It features the movie’s protagonist, John Dillenger (played by Johnny Depp) standing in the middle of the street with the big city behind him holding a submachine gun.

Take a look and see:

Does that remind you of anything?

Maybe this, perhaps?:

Wow, what a coincidence! It’s especially notable since many fans spoke of the potential for Johnny Depp being one of the few actors who could play the character of the joker in the sequel to The Dark Knight (if the character was to return).

Now, let’s put the two together (which Screen Rant master Vic so kindly did for us)… and ta-da!!

The Joker is a Public Enemy.

What do you think?

Public Enemies opens July 1, 2009.

Source: MSN