We all have a favorite superhero and most of us have seen multiple different superhero movies over the coarse of our lives. Superhero movies are really popular now and that is a statement that needs no backing up or fact checking. It’s very obvious. This year we will see everyone from Batman, Spider-man, and the Avengers. While next year we will see Thor again, Wolverine, Superman, and even another Iron Man. Since, superhero’s are so popular I thought this would be a good opportunity to do some kind of movie posters topic. I really enjoy doing poster designs and getting my own posters printed. Online poster printing makes getting your own posters really easy.
In this post I have decided to point out some of the obvious similarities in some of today’s superhero movie posters. After looking through many different poster designs I was a bit surprised at just how similar most of the superhero movie posters are. Of coarse, most movies have multiple different designs for its films, but you will see many elements on every poster throughout. If you don’t care about the similarities and just like superhero posters then you will still like some of the great designs below. I’m sure most have seen a lot of these designs already, but maybe there are some you haven’t seen.
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#1 – Dominant Character Profile
A dominant character focus is a common characteristic in almost any superhero movie posters you will see today. It is an understandable situation, however. Superheros are epic and they are suppose to be totally cool. So a dominant image is a great way to emphasis the movie and showoff character details. You will see in some the examples below, this is exactly what they do.
#2 Metal Typeface Styles
In so many superhero movie poster today you will see a similar metal style applied to the typefaces in the poster. I personally love metal layer styles, but I think that in the case of these movie posters it is a great way to show strength and power. Superheros are suppose to be strong and strength is something that we associate with different metals.
#3 Intense Weather Setting
This is a bit of an obvious and understandable characteristic. In a lot of superhero movie posters you will see dark skies and intense weather. If the sun was shining and everything was good you wouldn’t need a superhero right? So stormy weather is a great metaphor for darkness, evil, or destruction. It is a completely understandable element to popular superhero posters and works well with the plots of the films.
#4 Intense Action or Destruction
Lets face it, superheros are strong and they tend to jack things up. So action usually leads to destruction in most superhero movies. So destructive action is quite popular in movie posters for superhero movies. They make to great illustration and design in this type of print design. In a lot of situations you will see dark skies like the posters above with destruction.
I hope you liked this collection of superhero movie posters. You will see that a few of these posters follow all of the characteristic listed. None-the-less, these design elements were created for a reason to convey certain qualities in each respective film. They each look amazing in their own ways.