Every time a new Marvel film comes out, the marketing is once again ramped up to an almost ridiculous level. Avengers: Infinity War is no exception with more than 30 posters released so far and another week to go until it’s release, who knows how many more we will see? Frankly I’m hoping none because the quality has been pretty poor. From the ensemble cast posters, the mini team-ups and the digitally enhanced individual images, it’s not hitting the notes which the trailers have.
A lot of the time independent artwork is much better than what we see being launched by the studio. It seems that it’s mainly to do with the fact that multiple people are having their say no matter how little they know about creating something visually pleasing to the eye. Here are just a few examples which are much better than the official posters. If you’d like to see more work like this, each piece has a link to the credited artist below.
When the MCU began, it made perfect sense to have stand alone films, with just one protagonist fighting against the odds. However as this universe has developed and grown into what it is today, this can no longer be and Marvel understands this. Black Widow showed up in Iron Man 2 and in Captain America: Winter Soldier, with Falcon making his debut appearance in the later. Next year Spider-Man is teaming up with Iron Man and now it’s been announced that Doctor Strange will be joining Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok.
Benedict Cumberbatch has finally been confirmed for the film in which he is reprising his Stephen Strange character and joining a huge ensemble cast which already includes Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Tom Hiddelston. This doesn’t come as too much of a surprise due to the after credits scene in 2016’s Doctor Strange where he and Thor had a chat over a beer. Fans were hopeful to see him appear on the third Thor film and their wish has come true.
Thor: Ragnarok is released in October 2017 and directed by Taika Waititi.
The latest offering from Marvel, Doctor Strange, will be arriving in UK cinemas even earlier than we thought (suck on that USA!) The newest Marvel character will grace our big screens three days earlier than before, on the 25th October. The film was due to be released on 28th October, so who knows why they changed it? It was announced via Twitter earlier today and has received several re-tweets and favourites.
The fourteenth movie in MCU sees Benedict Cumberbatch take on the role of Doctor Strange, aka Stephen Strange, his first comic book role. The film also stars Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor. It’s directed by Scott Derrickson who previous credits include Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Day the Earth Stood Still.