Movie Posters

New International Posters for 'The Hobbit' and 'Les Miserables' Compile Faces

When will the ring fetish end?

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey International PosterLes Miserables International Poster

Looking at the new poster (via Facebook) above for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey all I can think about is Damn! Won't that ring ever go away?! We spent countless hours protecting, chasing, losing, finding, hiding and staring at that thing in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and yet, here we are again, clutched in two fingers and held before us is that ring. My precioussssssssssss.

Next to that we have a new French poster for the film that's on the tip of everyone's lips right now, Les Miserables and we get a look at the film's stars including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried. It looks like Helena Bonham-Carter gets top billing, but her face doesn't make the front page this time around.

The Japanese poster for The Hobbit was rather small, but the Les Mis poster comes in a larger size (via IMPAwards) so I've added that below. Have a look.

Les Miserables International Poster
Photo: Universal Pictures
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  • adu

    The ring is not central to the story of the Hobbit, but it does establish a sort of link to the Lord of the Rings movies, so I feel for marketing purposes it serves its purpose.

    Both these movies look and feel epic.

  • Scott

    The Hobbit! It's like Lord of the Rings! Except without the gravitas, the urgency, the scope, the high stakes, or the conclusion. And lots more dwarves.

  • Chris

    These two seem to be the most anticipated movies for the rest of the year but I could not care less about either.

  • The Jackal

    I actually prefer these posters to the domestic ones. I'm just upset I have to wait till the end of January to catch Les Mis in Mexico City.

    Thems the facts

  • Jarrod

    Does anyone know why Sacha Baron Cohen's name has been left off the poster's top billing? The teaser poster left off Carter's name (presumedly because the film hadn't shot any of her scenes yet, and the film's teaser trailer wasn't able to offer any footage of her performance), but this new poster adds her name. It seems odd that they would add her name, and not Cohen's. Would it be because they didn't have enough space with their present font? Because that would be the silliest reason ever ...

  • Cralos

    Don't be fooled into thinking 'Les Mis' is some kind of effortless shoo-in for best movie of 2012. The reports from last weekend's screening have been very misleading. The screenin in NY was full of Broadway thesps... the kind that loves BABY BOOMER musicals et al.

    Hollywood Elsewhere says "there were a boatload of NYC actors and theater geeks in the audience… It was like being at Comic Con for theater geeks" and claims that had a big impact on the feeling in the room. Said commentator was NOT as taken with the film, but he is the sole voice of dissent heard thus far.

    • Jarrod

      "The reports from last weekend's screening have been very misleading."

      Yep, but the dissenter was Gabe Toro, who despises Hooper. He has been bitching about the film BEFORE he had even seen it, calling Hooper's previous film a "plate of deep-fried Oscar-bluehair-pleasing gumbo", despite the fact that TKS was independently funded and no one - except for Weinstein - could have guessed that this relatively obscure tale would have swept teh Oscars. His main gripe seems to be that Hooper is not Andrea Arnold. Frankly, there is nothing wrong with going into either a self-consciously arthouse or audience-friendly route, but Toro seems to think that his appreciation for the Arnold film translates to the idea that Hollywood has SUDDENLY become corrupt. Or something. Fine, Toro hates Hooper's directing style, that's his perogative. But he seems to think that Hooper is some representation of everything that is wrong with the awards system blah, blah, blah.