Hot on the heels of the movie’s first, full trailer… here’s a brand new poster for Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The trailer made it clear that this is basically an alien invasion flick. Think Battle: Los Angeles except set in Chicago and with robots fighting on our side instead of just Aaron Eckhart. Also, unlike Battle: LA this movie actually has an effects budget. That means Michael Bay gets to blow things up, and apparently fold skyscrapers in half.
Here’s the new Dark of the Moon poster:
There’s a lot going on here, but most of it should make sense if you’ve seen the trailer. I’m pretty sure that pile of parts laying at Optimus’s feet is his flying gear. Yeah, Optimus Prime can fly now. That was in the trailer, though it went by so fast you might have missed it. We have screencaps of his high-flying antics here and here.
Given the magnitude of the film, it’s surprising how few posters we’ve seen for Battle: Los Angeles. Three trailers and a Super Bowl spot have been released, but when it comes to artwork there’s only a teaser poster and one standard one-sheet. Perhaps they’re just taking their time thinking of designs, because this new one is incredible.
IGN has released a new poster for Battle: Los Angeles, and while I described the last poster as “simple and cool,” this one is a touch more epic. Once again not feeding us talking heads, group shots or blue-and-orange cookie cutter palettes, the new artwork shows off what I can only imagine is the giant spaceship with a lone, faceless soldier staring it down. It’s pretty incredible and makes me hope more blockbusters learn from its example.