Updated on February 23, 2017 (Thanks, Dan and John!)
Even if you’re a comic book fan, you’ll likely admit that adding superheroes to films for no particular reason is a recipe for disaster. There are superhero movies and there are “regular” movies, and never the twain shall meet. “Too much of a good thing” would definitely be the case if we just started sprinkling DC Comic characters into movies that were pretty great without them. However, the same is NOT true for movie posters, which becomes very apparent after you look at the following Warner Brothers posters that were completely reimagined by DC Comics.
I’ll argue that screwing with every movie poster makes that poster better. Why? Because I don’t have to sit through 90 minutes of a poster. Posters didn’t shape my childhood. Movies did. So if DC wants to drop Batgirl into a piece of Purple Rain marketing, who am I to say no?
Take a look at the amazing reimagined posters below, which originally debuted as DC variant covers back in March of 2015. Side by side with each image is the original poster for comparison.