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COMIC BOOK MOVIE POSTERS WITH A VINTAGE TWIST

The AvengersThe late, great, Sean Hartter, was a freelance artist from Easton, Massachusetts, and throughout his career, he's produced artwork for Entertainment Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, Retroist.com, plus a number of movie and media related projects, such as Torture Chamber, Murder University, and the Taunton Gazette. More importantly, though, he also created the following selection of revisionist comic book movie posters. Here, check this out...





William Shatner Is Daredevil
William Shatner As 'Daredevil'

FILMIC FACT: William 'Captain Kirk' Shatner once met Adam 'Batman' West in Greece. That's Greece, care of Utah, because they both starred together in the same TV movie. It was first broadcast in 1968, it was entitled 'Alexander the Great', and William played 'Alexander' while Adam played 'Cleander'.


Clint Eastwood is Wolverine
Clint Eastwood As 'Wolverine'
Lancaster, Scott, and Connery, in Sin City
Lancaster, Scott, And Connery, In 'Sin City'





















FILMIC FACT: When Frank Miller started to write 'The Dark Knight Returns', 'Sin City', and '300', he initially envisioned the main character for each of these books to be in a similar mold to Clint Eastwood's Harry Callahan character from 'Dirty Harry'.


John Wayne Is Superman
John Wayne As 'Superman'

FILMIC FACT: John Wayne's son, Patrick Wayne, was offered the role of Superman in the 1978 movie of the same name. But alas, after his father tragically died of cancer, he decided to drop out of the running.


Bruce Lee Is Iron Fist
Bruce Lee As 'Iron Fist'
Richard Thomas Is Batman Beyond
Richard Thomas As 'Batman Beyond'

FILMIC FACT: Bruce Lee and Richard Thomas are both connected together through the medium of dance. While Bruce was a Cha-Cha champion back in his native Hong Kong, both of Richard's parents were dancers at the New York City School of Ballet


Fonda, Bardot, and Newman, in Watchmen
Fonda, Bardot, And Newman, In 'Watchmen'

FILMIC FACT:  During the eighties and nineties, there was a rumor circulating that implied Sam Hamm (the writer for the first Tim Burton Batman movie) was also going to write a script for Alan Moore's 'Watchmen'. Terry Gilliam was considered to direct it, and it was going to star such actors as Sigourney Weaver (for Sally Jupiter); Robin Williams or Daniel Craig (for Rorschach); Arnold Schwarzenegger or Dolph Lundgren (for Doctor Manhattan); Tommy Lee Jones or Ron Perlman (for The Comedian); Richard Gere or John Cusack (for Nite Owl); Jamie Lee Curtis or Jessica Biel (for Silk Spectre); and Tom Cruise or Jude Law (for Ozymandias).


Michael Rooker Is The Demon
Michael Rooker As 'The Demon'
Raquel Welsh Is The She-Hulk
Raquel Welch As 'The She-Hulk'




















   
FILMIC FACT:  Both Raquel Welch and Michael Rooker have two very different attitudes towards superhero movies and television shows. While Raquel turned down the role of Wonder Woman (from the seventies TV Series), Michael, on the other hand, jumped at the chance of playing Yondu (from the 'Guardians of The Galaxy' movie).


Christopher Walken Is Batman
Christopher Walken As 'Batman'

FILMIC FACT: Tim Burton was allegedly very scared of Christopher Walken when he cast him in 'Batman Returns'. According to Marion Dougherty, the casting director, Tim got very frightened whenever Christopher was around him.


Brad Pitt Is Plastic Man
Brad Pitt As 'Plastic Man'
Jerry Lewis Is Ambush Bug
Jerry Lewis As 'Ambush Bug'




















   
FILMIC FACT: Brad Pitt and Jerry Lewis have both tried to avoid starring in superhero-related projects, even though Jerry did have a small uncredited role in the 1966 Batman television series, while Brad had a brief cameo in 'Deadpool 2'.


Michael Madsen Is Wildcat
Michael Madsen As 'Wildcat'

FILMIC FACT: Michael Madsen once told a reporter that he was very humbled to provide the voice for Kilowog in the 'Green Lantern: First Flight' animated movie. 'I don't normally get asked to do this type of thing', he once said, 'and they're very fun to do'.


Sylvester Stallone In The Maxx
Sylvester Stallone As 'The Maxx'
Mickey Rooney Is Spiderman
Mickey Rooney As 'Spider-Man'





















FILMIC FACT: Unlike Raquel and Michael, Sly Stallone and Mickey Rooney have fairly similar opinions when it comes down to starring in superhero-related projects. Sly once stated in the press that he didn't like the idea of wearing a padded suit to 'bulk up' for a film, while Mickey, on the other hand, didn't like the idea that an actor had to disguise themselves for a part, which was why he turned down the role of The Penguin in the 1966 Batman television series.


Guinness, Kelly, Hopper, in X-Men
Guinness, Brando, Kelly, Hopper, In 'X-Men'

FILMIC FACT: According to certain sources, Marlon Brando accepted to play the part of Jor-El in the first Richard Donner Superman film, mostly because he always wanted to wear the 'S' on his chest. Although, the three point seven million dollar paycheck and share of the profits didn't hurt either.

COMIC BOOK MOVIE POSTERS WITH A VINTAGE TWIST COMIC BOOK MOVIE POSTERS WITH A VINTAGE TWIST Reviewed by David Lee Andrews on January 24, 2019 Rating: 5
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