ByMarlon McDonald, writer at
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Marlon McDonald

I'm a huge fan of movie posters, the walls of my apartment are adorned with my favorite movies from childhood to now. From the minimalist offerings of Ghostbusters to Goldfinger's groovy verticality and any bit of Saul Bass' incredible work, it's intriguing to see how the art style and the creation process have changed now that movie trailers linger a mere fingerprint away.

But how would the reboots and sequels look if they were released at the time the source material was created? IP's that have been around longer than most of us have, like The Avengers and Mission Impossible for example, gifted to us by word of mouth, loving family members or constant reruns on holiday television.

Let's go retro!

Jurassic World

Michael Crichton's novel Jurassic Park was first published in 1990, and this retro poster is steeped in early nineties action design. With a look similar to Paul Verhoeven's Total Recall's poster, Chris Pratt's introduction into the Blue Man Community is rather an enticing prospect.

Terminator Genisys

Well it pretty much surmises the plot with the tongue-in-cheekily photoshopped kid, and seeing as The Terminator was first released in 1984, of course you'd have to go with amending the original and best.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Something a little bit different this time as this retro reimagining comes in the form of a book cover. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was originally released in 1977, but the novel the above image is based on, Star Wars: From The Adventures Of Luke Skywalker, was released in 1976!

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Oh there is some beautiful vintage B-movie pastiche happening here! You had me at COLORS! ALL THE COLORS! The Avengers first assembled in 1963 and, despite how much I love the MCU, no poster they will release will be as cool as this.

Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in 1939 and gained such monumental popularity that he earned his own comic book in 1940! In 2015, the Dark Knight returns for his final installment in Rocksteady's utterly fantastic Arkham trilogy. Imagine a 1930's DLC for the game with the above Batmobile!

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Did you know that the Metal Gear franchise first appeared on the varying MSX 2 consoles in 1987? That's where this poster has ascertained its penciled goodness from. It's amazingly retro, surprisingly futuristic and just downright badass.

Not a bad selection, huh? I'd love a few of these up on my wall, or an eye for graphic design so I could just make my own!

What about you guys?

(Source: EW)


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