Merry early Christmas to geeks ’round the world!
Two new posters were released this weekend for two fairly anticipated 2012 superhero movies: The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man.
The Dark Knight Rises gives us a fanTAStic teaser for the film, with Bane walking away from a broken Batman mask and the tagline “The Legend Ends.”
Since Bane is famously known as “The Man Who Broke the Bat,” is it possible that we’ll actually see that in this movie? (PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE.)
The only thing that could make me MORE excited for this movie is a full-length trailer. And perhaps a plot synopsis.
Next up: The Amazing Spider-Man.
Now, to be honest, I’ve been a little skeptical about The Amazing Spider-Man. Let’s face it: this wasn’t exactly a franchise that needed rebooting, especially considering that Spider-Man originally came out only 10 years ago.
And even though the teaser trailer was pretty good, it didn’t get me really excited about the movie, not the way The Avengers teaser at the end of Captain America did.
That being said, this is a pretty kickass teaser poster:
However, this poster does make me wonder about the tone of The Amazing Spider-Man. The teaser made it look like it’d be a little more in line with the previous Spider-Man movies (though without the emo-ness of Spider-Man 3 THANK GOD).
This poster, on the other hand, looks a lot closer to the poster for The Dark Knight Rises, and we all know how Christopher Nolan likes to make his Batman films grim and gritty. (Works for Batman. Really can’t see Spider-Man benefiting from the same thing.)
All in all, July 2012 is shaping up to be an excellent month for movies.