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A fanmade Avengers poster looks eerily like the real thing

Mar. 28, 2011by: Mike Sampson

THE AVENGERS hasn't even begun filming yet - that will happen this summer - but anticipation for the crossover superhero film is already through the roof. How else could you explain fan posters for a movie that is still over a year away? (Oh wait, fans will create posters for movies that don't even exist? Nevermind...)

Normally, I'm loathe to post any fan created promotional material for movies on the site, mostly because I actually loathe them. They're horribly created and constructed and may serve as interesting Photoshop exercises for the bored and overzealous but serve no other real purpose. But this fanmade AVENGERS poster is remarkable for two reasons: a) it's Photoshop skill and b) it looks very similar to what I'd imagine would be the final AVENGERS poster.

That's not to say that it's a great poster, but many final superhero movies aren't great posters; they're Photoshop amalgamations of various members of the cast over some random explosions and shit (i.e., the IRON MAN 2 poster). I'll be curious to revisit this sometime next spring and see how close this mysterious artist came to the real deal.

UPDATE - PL Boucher, the artist behind the poster, wrote in and said he has an updated version of the poster with some more recent promotional materials used. He's got a bunch of posters on his DeviantArt page including, yes, a DARK KNIGHT RISES mock-up.

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Extra Tidbit: I couldn't find any information on the artist so if you know who created this, let me know.
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6:39AM on 03/29/2011

I like the first one better

It has better composition. The second poster has BOTH Iron Man and Tony Stark AND Bruce Banner and the Hulk. Actually, you can take Bruce Banner out of the first poster and it would be better too (although the Hulk with Banner alone would make a good poster).

The movie should have Hank Pym and the Wasp. The fact that there is going to be an Ant Man movie after this one screams the possibility of an after credits cameo with a bigger role in the sequel.

Am I the only one worried about
It has better composition. The second poster has BOTH Iron Man and Tony Stark AND Bruce Banner and the Hulk. Actually, you can take Bruce Banner out of the first poster and it would be better too (although the Hulk with Banner alone would make a good poster).

The movie should have Hank Pym and the Wasp. The fact that there is going to be an Ant Man movie after this one screams the possibility of an after credits cameo with a bigger role in the sequel.

Am I the only one worried about Iron Man 3? Iron Man 2 could have been better but it was okay. It was like Robocop 2 compared to the original Robocop. So what will Iron Man 3 be about? Iron Man versus ninjas? A young girl who is both a runaway and a super hacker sidekick? See what I mean?
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7:43PM on 03/28/2011

Nice work

I do declare, these posters would be perhaps BETTER than the actual ones... but since we haven't seen hind or hair of the actual posters, I'll reserve my full judgement. :p Does look lovely though.
I do declare, these posters would be perhaps BETTER than the actual ones... but since we haven't seen hind or hair of the actual posters, I'll reserve my full judgement. :p Does look lovely though.
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7:41PM on 03/28/2011

Damn,

I want this more so much more now. However did these, amazing job!
I want this more so much more now. However did these, amazing job!
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7:37PM on 03/28/2011

Pretty slick!

Some of this guys other work is pretty awesome too, but this one just makes me depressed as hell: [link]/d35eq0d
Some of this guys other work is pretty awesome too, but this one just makes me depressed as hell: [link]/d35eq0d
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7:14PM on 03/28/2011

Damn

I like this guy's work! I couldn't help but get excited by looking at his TDKR poster mock up. I liked it's originality - probably right in line with what Nolan would actually approve for his marketing of TDKR.
I like this guy's work! I couldn't help but get excited by looking at his TDKR poster mock up. I liked it's originality - probably right in line with what Nolan would actually approve for his marketing of TDKR.
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6:06PM on 03/28/2011
"why is Iron Man and Tony Stark in the second poster?"

"Iron Man - Yes; Tony Stark - No" - Nick Fury in Iron Man 2. Hmmmmmmmm...
"why is Iron Man and Tony Stark in the second poster?"

"Iron Man - Yes; Tony Stark - No" - Nick Fury in Iron Man 2. Hmmmmmmmm...
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5:00PM on 03/28/2011
dig the posters, but this is old news. saw these back in the beginning of january
dig the posters, but this is old news. saw these back in the beginning of january
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4:37PM on 03/28/2011
Both look nice, only why is Iron Man and Tony Stark in the second poster? Also, sorry to break it to you, but Hawkeye in the movie wont look as good as you made him look.
Both look nice, only why is Iron Man and Tony Stark in the second poster? Also, sorry to break it to you, but Hawkeye in the movie wont look as good as you made him look.
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4:37PM on 03/28/2011
Though not a fan of "collage" style poster art,it seems to be the order of the day.
Though not a fan of "collage" style poster art,it seems to be the order of the day.
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2:51PM on 03/28/2011
Posters are good. Second one being the best. But I guess Marvel will not break the big floating heads trend.
Posters are good. Second one being the best. But I guess Marvel will not break the big floating heads trend.
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2:31PM on 03/28/2011

first one sucks

but the second if pretty freakin cool. Dig it!
but the second if pretty freakin cool. Dig it!
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3:14PM on 03/28/2011
what do I get thumbs down because I gave a red comment instead of a green one? Guess no one reads anymore. It's all about judging by colour isn't it!! :P
what do I get thumbs down because I gave a red comment instead of a green one? Guess no one reads anymore. It's all about judging by colour isn't it!! :P
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2:28PM on 03/28/2011
The Scream 4 Posters are very good! Much better than the real ones
The Scream 4 Posters are very good! Much better than the real ones
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2:12PM on 03/28/2011

Nice

While these Avengers posters are really good, there's something about the Uncharted poster on his website that already makes me hate David O. Russell that much more.
While these Avengers posters are really good, there's something about the Uncharted poster on his website that already makes me hate David O. Russell that much more.
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1:50PM on 03/28/2011
Fox should hire this dude to make the X-men First Class posters..
Fox should hire this dude to make the X-men First Class posters..
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1:48PM on 03/28/2011

Fucking right!

If I could get a 27"x40" print of the second poster, I'd pay handsomely.
If I could get a 27"x40" print of the second poster, I'd pay handsomely.
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1:12PM on 03/28/2011
The second poster is a little better but you know that they are going to blow them up in the official posters each Avenger will most likely get his own poster.
The second poster is a little better but you know that they are going to blow them up in the official posters each Avenger will most likely get his own poster.
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12:43PM on 03/28/2011

The Artist Who Made Them Is

I have this guy on my follow list on Deviant Art. He is [link]/d36eop9
He even lists and credits his resources..pretty good composition.
I have this guy on my follow list on Deviant Art. He is [link]/d36eop9
He even lists and credits his resources..pretty good composition.
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12:15PM on 03/28/2011

I like it

Kudos to the fan who made it.
Kudos to the fan who made it.
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11:40AM on 03/28/2011
Its ok the artist who made it has good skills but the poster looks a little cheesy if it were up to me I would make it something like the old Power Rangers movie Poster [link]
Its ok the artist who made it has good skills but the poster looks a little cheesy if it were up to me I would make it something like the old Power Rangers movie Poster [link]
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11:37AM on 03/28/2011
Its ok the artist who made it has good skills but the poster looks a little cheesy if it were up to me I would make it something like the old Power Rangers movie Poster [link]
Its ok the artist who made it has good skills but the poster looks a little cheesy if it were up to me I would make it something like the old Power Rangers movie Poster [link]
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11:26AM on 03/28/2011
It's a good poster and I would be fine and not surprised if the real "Avegers" posters looked like this.
It's a good poster and I would be fine and not surprised if the real "Avegers" posters looked like this.
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11:21AM on 03/28/2011
altough very well executed, this poster has a StarWars vibe, dont you guys think?
but that is not a bad thing so, keep up the good work mate :)
altough very well executed, this poster has a StarWars vibe, dont you guys think?
but that is not a bad thing so, keep up the good work mate :)
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11:19AM on 03/28/2011

I know who made this

some guy that needs a girlfriend.
some guy that needs a girlfriend.
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12:47PM on 03/28/2011
And the guy who trolls an article about said artist must be shoulder deep in chicks...
And the guy who trolls an article about said artist must be shoulder deep in chicks...
11:06AM on 03/28/2011
They should really start hiring those people who make awesome fan posters, cause usually. 2 times out of 3, they're better than the actual posters...
They should really start hiring those people who make awesome fan posters, cause usually. 2 times out of 3, they're better than the actual posters...
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11:13AM on 03/28/2011
Agree completely. Hopefully someday the studios will figure out that this sort of film needs more involvement from the fans in order to turn out right.
Agree completely. Hopefully someday the studios will figure out that this sort of film needs more involvement from the fans in order to turn out right.
11:16AM on 03/28/2011
Its probably a union thing
Its probably a union thing
2:56PM on 03/28/2011
We gotta wait until those 47 year-old hollywood poster artists retire, or find something that better suits their skil, like billboards.
We gotta wait until those 47 year-old hollywood poster artists retire, or find something that better suits their skil, like billboards.
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