While new promotional images are never quite as cool as trailers, Hollywood still loves to dole them out to movie blogs to help generate buzz for upcoming features. Since we’re a movie blog, and we love movies, you can probably see where this is going…yes, we have new promo images to share with you!
Today’s roundup of pics includes the first peek at Muppets 2, a really cool infographic to get you up to speed for The Avengers, and new images for The Dark Knight Rises. We’d say that’s a pretty good haul for one Wednesday morning.
In a move that surprised no one, Disney revealed that plans are afoot for a sequel to The Muppets. Jason Segel won’t be returning in the new film, but director James Bobbin and writer Nicholas Stoller will be back – and Stoller says there’s no animosity between the three men. In fact, he tells Coming Soon that “We kind of felt like we completed Gary's story in the first one, and he's mostly interested in writing stuff for him to be in, which makes sense, right? He didn't want to go on and write the next one. I was like, 'Do you care if I do it with James?' He's like, 'Of course not.'"
With that all cleared up, here’s your first peek at the promo teaser for the sequel (above). Nothing too flashy, but we think it gets the job done.
If you’re not currently up to date on all your Marvel movies and Avengers comic books, Comic Book Movie scribe EnSabahNur will get you prepped for the imminent release of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers in no time with his handy infographic timeline highlighting all the major events you need to know about. Think of it as a cram session/cheat sheet for something actually worth learning.
You can see the image below, but in order to read all of the detail and bask in the comic book goodness, you’ll have to head over to ComicBookMovies.com. Trust us, it’s totally worth it.
Last, but certainly not least, we’ve got three new promo stills from the highly anticipated The Dark Knight Rises. The guys at ComingSoon.net found the photos on the Superhero Hype forums and have been kind enough to help them find a larger audience.
While the images are striking (well, at least two of them are – we’re not entirely sold on that one with Batman and the plane…), they look more like something from a videogame than the actual film. We’re not complaining, mind you (especially because the one of Batman and Bane fighting looks awesome), but we did want to at least mention it.
Have a look at all three stills below and let us know what you think.