When it comes to Suicide Squad, I really like the color scheme they’ve used on these posters. It’s also interesting to see how they’re utilizing the Joker as a standalone presence on the advertising even though moviegoers who aren’t familiar with the property might be a little baffled by the smiling visage, and since this is such a radical take on the character they might not recognize him immediately. But for those that do, it’s a nice composition.
As for Fantastic Beasts, it’s interesting that they’re not saying from the world of “Harry Potter” and instead they’re selling it based on Rowling’s name and the “wizarding world”. That should make it more than clear that this is a spinoff, and I like the subtle destruction to emphasize the scope of these “fantastic beasts” that hero Newt Scamander has in his possession.
Check out the new posters below. Suicide Squad opens August 5th. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens November 18th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Suicide Squad:
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Here’s the official synopsis for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.