For a long time, there was a real similarity to all superhero Movie posters released by Marvel, DC, and other studios. They tend to follow the same model as all blockbusters. However, sometimes, a superhero poster really stands out and grabs one’s attention. Since these are based on comic book superheroes, who tend to have great cover artwork to grab the viewer’s attention, a great superhero poster tends to do the same.

Update June 13, 2023: This article has been updated with more superhero movie posters.

While much has been said about the art being lost in movie posters, the superhero genre is full of incredibly beautiful posters. While the movie may not always be that great, the posters are still iconic. What does it take to make a memorable superhero movie poster that stands out from the crowd? The bright colors, stunning visuals, and each character’s unique artistic approach certainly help. These are the best superhero movie posters of all time.

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25 Batman v Superman (2016)

the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice The poster is a notable step in a different direction from what we’ve seen coming from Marvel over the past couple of years. DC intended to break the mold, and it can be argued whether that was for better or worse. Although there are two versions, the version of Batman with the Superman logo is the more famous image. While we can’t say for sure that the movie lived up to expectations, the marketing surrounding it (including the posters) will always be a memorable time in cinema history.

24 Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy Star Wars poster

Director James Gunn held a competition Guardians of the Galaxy, which resulted in quite a few cool fan posters being incorporated into the marketing campaign. This one quickly became a fan favorite, as it is a parody star Wars While keeping the Marvel movie specials intact. This particular image came courtesy of Blurppy’s Poster Posse. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 You’ll do a parody of The empire strikes poster while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 one verb to Return of the Jedi (which, appropriately, appeared on that film’s 40th anniversary).

23 The Toxic Avenger (1984)

The Amazing Spider-Man poster

It’s hard to believe, but in 1984, Toxic Avenger He was one of the few superheroes on the scene. Troma was clearly ahead of its time. This poster helped sell the film to audiences. A matter of very low budget, the studio had to rely on slick marketing materials to entice audiences interested. In this case, the movie also had a lot of gratuitous violence.

22 Brightburn (2019)

Brightburn poster
Sony Pictures

If anyone ever wanted a movie where Superman was captured as a child and turned into a villain, Brightburn That would be basically it. This little horror movie produced by James Gunn’s label does a great job of selling this twisted take on the Man of Steel story. attached Brightburn Featuring a floating baby with red eyes and a tattered cloak that appears to be made from a young boy’s coat, the horror sells to this twisted, supernatural story.

21 Hulk (2003)

Structure 2003
Universal Pictures

Ang Lee the structure It was a notable disappointment to many fans at the time, though it has grown in appreciation since its release. However, no one can deny how amazing the movie poster is. The poster shows the massive size of the Hulk, with his palm reaching out to the audience and the rest of his body hidden from the audience. It was enough to get audiences excited and excited to see this Marvel legend fully realized in a movie like the TV series.

Related: Why Ang Lee’s Hulk Was Ahead of Its Time

20 The Flash (2023)

Flash 2023 poster
Warner Bros.

Listen, all of the criticisms leveled at Ezra Miller are more than valid. So much so, that the majority of DC fans won’t mind recasting the characters if they plan on sticking to this iteration of him in upcoming projects. But it’s hard to deny that the light It takes the world by storm on good intentions and is cleverly handled on nostalgia to avoid having to market Miller more than they have to. This poster is from the light A view of the horizon in a cave became an instantly popular image and drew thousands of new eyes to the project. It’s a stunning take and departs from the obnoxious graphic design paradigms in comic book and motion-related media.

19 Kick Ass (2010)

Punisher: Warzone poster

kick ass It proved to be an entirely different kind of superhero movie. This was accompanied by a different type of advertising campaign. A movie about vigilantes on the streets, the film cleverly incorporated old World War II recruitment posters into the marketing campaign. All of the characters got their own poster, but this one made just for Kick-Ass definitely stands out.

18 Flash Gordon (1980)

The Dark Knight Rises

while Gordon flash Bombing at the box office, I got this beautiful sheet from Italian label Renato Casaro. And it just might be the best thing about the entire movie. Unfortunately, it didn’t attract many people to the theatre. But the sci-fi adventure, with its Queen soundtrack and delightful special effects, has become a true cult classic. He was given his due in the 2012 Seth MacFarlane comedy ted.

17 Watchmen (2009)

The Dark Knight poster

Before he turned DC Comics’ Batman and Superman characters into box-office fighting powerhouses, Zack Snyder made an entirely different kind of superhero movie with DC Comics. guards. Keeping the style of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons in place, this series of single sheets has captured the graphic series perfectly. instead, replacing the drawn heroes with the actors who played them. This resulted in a very cool, modern take on what the superhero genre was supposed to be. It looks like a comedy, but it’s so much more than that.

16 Marvels (2023)

Marvels poster

Despite all doubts, Marvels It certainly looks like a return to form for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It builds heavily on the style that made the movies so popular in the first place, with a mixture of humor and seriousness that feels natural rather than forced. This high-budget scene poster shows the three main characters (Kamala Khan, Monica Rambo, and Carol Danvers) in minimalist style. They line up vertically, almost like a totem pole of some sort in terms of power or a pole that is supposed to represent their unifying power. Either way, the minimalist poster is a nice change for the studio.

15 Dredd (2012)

Dredd 3D Sticker
Entertainment film distributors

While many people were introduced to Karl Urban through his portrayal as Billy Butcher on Amazon boys, some might be surprised to find out that this isn’t the first time he’s been involved in a superhero adaptation on screen. It will actually be his first project in this genre Dredd, a film version of the Judge Dredd comic. This poster for the movie should have been enough to catapult the character into global sensation, foreshadowing a dark and dystopian world where he leads the pack when it comes to saving her. While this unfortunately did not happen, the movie itself remains an underrated cult classic, and this poster sets the tone for the movie to perfection.

14 Marvel’s Avengers (2012)

Marvel's The Avengers poster

Sure, while marvel avengers The poster carries the same aesthetic and style as the rest of the MCU posters, and is notable for bringing this entire team of superheroes together for the first time. And it still represents the best example of what this type of marketing tool can do. This same image has become an iconic and a model for various others The Avengers films. It includes everything the Marvel movies are about. There is no doubt that for an entire generation, this poster will be an iconic poster hanging on many bedroom walls.

Related: The Best MCU Trailers of All Time

13 Swamp Thing (1982)

kick ass

swamp thing It is definitely one of the coolest B movie posters ever created. This uniquely designed single sheet perfectly captures the cheesy nature of Wes Craven’s DC Comics superhero. In the 1980s, Swamp Thing was one of the few characters to get his own movie. And while this is the best post-grindhouse genre, one can’t deny that it has one of the best movie posters of the ’80s. It just screams cold in every direction.

12 The Punisher: Warzone (2008)

Watchmen movie

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that The Punisher: Warzone She went out of her way to give the fans something different. This included some incredibly cool stickers. While the one-sheet Skull logo for this particular franchise is pretty awesome, this stunning image of Frank Castle centered in a frame made out of his firearms is the perfect piece of pop art. He even gets remembered for some of the best Marvel character comic book covers. He hits a fierce pose against the cineplex wall, which helps him pull away from the pack.

11 The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Soul movie

while The Amazing Spider-Man Not as well received by fans as the Sam Raimi trilogy, it’s got a better poster campaign. A reboot that was so close to the original, beloved films means the new series has to stand out, and this teaser poster is sure to set a new tone for the franchise. It teased the story the public didn’t know while introducing some cool spider shadow icons. Sure, other movies have used the same technique but not to such great effect. Regardless of the final product, it’s hard to deny how awesome this teaser poster is.

10 Wonder Woman (2017)

wonder woman poster

attached Wonder Woman It was one worthy of legendary hero status. One of the most popular and important superheroes of all time, audiences have been waiting years for Wonder Woman to get her own solo movie, especially since so many other heroes made after Wonder Woman were getting feature films. Sleek, iconic, and powerful, this poster looks much like Wonder Woman herself.

9 X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Flash Gordon poster

This poster is for X-Men: Days of the Future Past It was launched during Comic-Con 2013 and is the perfect example of a viral movie poster. It’s unique and iconic, unlike anything one would expect from a superhero movie. It’s the kind of poster that would be in the movie universe. She teased the guards without fully showing them. If only more franchises were bold with their label.

8 The Dark Knight (2008)

Wolverine movie

Was there a bigger catchphrase in 2008 than “Why so serious?” The Dark Knight The marketing campaign was next level. The viral campaign for Christopher Nolan’s epic epic with this slogan was launched in 2007. This special poster is memorable for teasing Heath Ledger’s Joker without giving it all away. It’s unlike any other superhero movie, and if no one knew it was a Batman movie, it would have looked like a great horror poster. In 2008, this poster was in high demand, as it was in theaters and on T-shirts all over the world. It remains a classic.

7 The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Poster

It should come as no surprise that Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight The trilogy made its way to this list twice. Not only did he create one of the greatest superhero trilogies of all time, he had an interesting marketing campaign that captured the hearts of comic book fans and geeks everywhere. one sheet of The Dark Knight Rises Once again, the iconic Batman logo is used to great effect, showcasing the Bat symbol in creating a crumbling cityscape skyline. In the years since this poster was released, many other franchises have attempted to target this style, but Batman did it first and did it best.

6 Superman Returns (2006)

Superman Returns

Superman has had many great posters, but it’s hard to deny how awesome the theatrical poster is Superman Returns He is. The poster embodies the charisma, strength and elegance of the most iconic superhero. Showcasing what looks like a sad encounter for the hero while also keeping all of the iconic elements. The film’s strong use of color, with sharp blues and hints of red and yellow, makes this the ultimate Superman poster.


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