I generally don’t write about posters on here. Despite being a massive fan of film posters, I think in the mainstream that most of the work is a little samey and the best posters these days are done by fans and non-official artists.
But for some reason, I am really digging character posters of late. This is not to say that anything about the character posters being churned out is particularly innovative or more inspired than standard posters. That is not true in essentially all instances. I guess the concept is just a little new and I like having the whole frame devoted to a single character. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one of my most anticipated films of the year and this week three character posters were released for the film. Thought I would share them with you here.
First up is Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow. So far Marvel have really done nothing with this character in her couple of appearances in the cinematic universe. I’m not really sure how much of a role the character has in this film, but hopefully they can capture the interesting character from the comics.
Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury has been in more of these Marvel films than anyone else. I kinda like this poster. Having him leaning over a desk makes him look like the most badass boss you ever had. I hope Samuel L. doesn’t just phone it in. He is starring in these lame sports betting ads out here these days. And every time he turns in a lazy performance, I can’t help thinking of those infernal ads.
Lastly is the main guy, Chris Evans’ Captain America. I really liked him in the first film and am hoping this next one delivers too. I like this poster as well, being a closer in shot than is standard. Looks kind of cool and contemplative whilst rocking the awesome shield on his back.
What do you guys think about these new posters for the film?