Saturday, June 9, 2012

Posters: Dark Knight Rising

About this time last year, amidst the frenzy of fan boy anticipation ignited by Warner Brothers announcing the final casting details of The Dark Knight Rises, we here at the Geek Art Gallery posted a round-up of all the amazing The Dark Knight Rises movie poster mock-ups that had been surfacing around the internet.  The response was phenomenal.  The post has since become the single most visit popular landing page for our little blog.

Since then, we've kept close tabs on new mock-ups in anticipation of the build-up to the movie's release this summer.  Well, that build-up began a few days back with a supremely disappointing “final” U.S. poster that was universally panned as amateurish at best.

Warner Bros. followed that poster with six character posters, four epic banners and one "secret" Catwoman poster unlockable with a QR code.  Sadly, the studio's on-going efforts have altogether failed to please fan.  As a result, hundreds of fan-made movie posters have surface.

While we weren't able to post them all, we're skimmed the cream of the crop.  Enjoy.

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This first batch could very easily pass for an official Dark Knight Rises studio one-sheets.

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This next set of character posters are based on the official Warner Bros. "Rise" series, but fans (particularly Messenjah Matt) have expanded the series to include the film’s supporting cast. There are several more of this series containing potential spoilers.

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Franchise Sets

More than a few fans have opted to pay tribute to director Christopher Nolan’s entire trilogy, rather than stopping with The Dark Knight Rises. The top set is an homage (or parody) of the Star Wars prequel posters.

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This lot might not pass for anything official, but they're still fun to browse through.  Clearly, there's some up-and-coming talent represented here.

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Studios have abandoned the illustrated one-sheet, but fans sure haven't.

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This is random assortment of one-offs. I'm especially fond of the film-noir take.

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