By Kristen Lopez | The Playlist April 13, 2013 at 11:24AM
Character banners to promote “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “The Great Gatsby” have been revealed, and they are pretty spiffy! The 'Star Trek' one depicts the four major characters of this movie, including new baddie Benedict Cumberbatch. Really, it seems these are all individual posters strung together but the sense of action is felt despite it immediately reminding me of the “Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol” poster.
Coming out May 17th, “Star Trek Into Darkness” tells the continued adventures in the Starship Enterprise, led by James T. Kirk (Chris Pine). In this go-round, Kirk and company meet the mysterious John Harrison (Cumberbatch), who might present more of a challenge than already expected.
“The Great Gatsby” banners continue to show off director Baz Lurhmann’s over-the-top, glitzy aesthetic that’s making audiences nervous, particularly after comments from the director that he made a significant change to the book. Regardless, these banners are bright, beautiful, and set the tone for the movie.
The adaptation of the book almost every high schooler has been forced to read follows Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) as he strives to win the heart of rich-girl Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan).
Both movie are primed to be the biggest movies of the summer. Summer kicks off May 10th with “The Great Gatsby,” and “Star Trek Into Darkness” coming out one week later on May 17th. [Recentmovieposters.com]