'Prometheus' Android Viral Video, 'Avengers' Posters, More 'Dark Shadows' and an R-Rated 'Expendables 2'

Yup, you guessed it, yet another piece of marketing material for Prometheus arrives, this time in the form of a viral video featuring a commercial of sorts for the android you will soon come to know as David (Michael Fassbender). Even though I haven't been watching this trailers and viral videos, I must say the marketing campaign on Prometheus has been flawless. "Big things have small beginnings."

It was previously said The Expendables 2 would be rated PG-13 at the request of co-star Chuck Norris who said he didn't do R-rated movies. Sylvester Stallone then confirmed that rumor, but appears to have had a change of heart now saying, "After taking in all the odd rumors and hearsay, Expendables 2 is an R." [source]

Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes is remaking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and in an interview at the 2012 Nickelodeon Upfront, Bay told the crowd, "When you see this movie, kids are going to believe that one day these turtles actually do exist... when we are done with this movie. These turtles are from an alien race, and they're going to be tough, edgy, funny, and completely lovable." Of course, being "mutant" turtles, the word "alien" is causing some problems with fans. [source]

To the right is a new trailer for Dark Shadows that apparently features Alice Cooper at the end. I didn't watch and don't much care, but feel free to give it a peek.

That said, I received an email from a reader just last night telling me how disappointed he was in the first trailer for Dark Shadows saying, "Tim Burton blew a chance to resurrect a wonderful franchise... even people who like comedy will tell you that Dark Shadows was NOT a Comedy!" Any other fans out there agree?

I mentioned this in Sunday's box-office wrap-up, but figured I'd include it here as well. Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall are returning to script a sequel to this weekend's #1 film, 21 Jump Street. Anyone that made the trip to the cinema this weekend already knows it ends with Ice Cube telling Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) their next assignment will take them to college, so it's reasonable to expect the sequel will cover that territory and both Hill and Tatum are expected to return as stars and executive producers. [source]

Finally, here's a new international poster and banners for The Avengers. I've included the poster directly below along with thumbnails to explore the banner images. [source]

International Poster for The Avengers
International Poster for The Avengers
Photo: Walt Disney Pictures
  • http://www.rabidpictures.com Yaz

    I don't think it's the word 'alien' as much as the fact that they're tweaking the ORIGIN of the characters. Really, comicbook adaptations take liberties in changing a lot of things, but usually stick (fairly) close to the origin of the character. This sounds kind of whack and tacky.

  • Scott

    For the Japanese Avengers poster, could they not get any detailing done on the Hulk, instead of conspicuous shadow? You'd think they'd be farther along, considering trailers have already been released.

  • adu

    I am still hoping Dark Shadows will be "darker" than its trailer suggested.

    • Kimberlesk

      I'm with you on that. The trailer looks interesting -- if I wasn't already a fan of the original Dark Shadows. I'm a Burton fan in general, so I'm sure his take on the show will entertain, but I wish he would have given us something closer to the original story.

  • Jimmy Diamies

    I'm not sure I can support a Teenage Alien Ninja Turtle movie. It's not TANT it's TMNT. I have been waiting for a remake especially since comicbook adaptations have gotten much darker over recent years. I don't believe TMNT should be dark but there is obviously a lot of room for improvement from the 90's movies and as a huge fan growing up I'd like to see it done right.

  • Jeff

    I'm really hoping Expendables 2 is as hard of an R as the first one.

    Seriously if I had to choose between Norris and the shameless violence which made the original what it was I won't be choosing the tired internet meme.

    • Jeff

      I love in the Avengers poster the way Jackson looks exactly the same in both images except he's turned so his body is facing a different way.