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AICN Exclusive Poster Debut: THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM!!

Merrick here...
...with a look at the final poster for Jackie Chan & Jet Li's THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM. This film marks the first on-screen pairing of Chan & can see a trailer for the movie HERE. FORBIDDEN KINGDOM will be in theaters April 18.

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  • March 11, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST


    by Axl Z

    WOO HA!!

  • March 11, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST


    by DerLanghaarige

    Yes, I know that Photoshop is an industry standard and I'm NOT complaining, just pulling an in-joke.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Damn you Michael Bay!

    by Axl Z

    When's Transformers 2 out?

  • March 11, 2008, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Looks OK, but given the surprisingly good trailer

    by SpencerTrilby

    they could've come up with something better for the poster. Not as bland as Iron Man, but clearly not on par with Indy IV... Which is a shame since there are a few things in this world more iconic than a Chan/Li team up! I hope the movie delivers.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:18 a.m. CST

    LMAO @ Poster

    by bobinnova

    Damn, when did Jackie Chan go Jamaica-mon? Is "The Forbidden Kingdom - The Unauthorized Biography of Bob Marley"? That hair has to rank up there with worst hairstyles for an actor along the pantheon next to Travolta in "Battlefield:Earth" and Hanks in "Da Vinci Code"

  • March 11, 2008, 9:18 a.m. CST

    looking more and more promising

    by Bloo

    I like the trailer and hte poster looks promising

  • March 11, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Nice poster, but...

    by SilentP

    why do they love putting the wrong names over the wrong actors so much? Is that supposed to do something for the poster, make it more interesting or something? 'cause it doesn't, it just always looks weird.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Re: Photoshop!

    by SpencerTrilby

    made me laugh; are you the one who created the meme on yesterday's TB, or the anal retentive (no offense) poster who complained afterward? Cuz I can clearly affirm it is NOT shopped. I can tell from the posture, and from seeing quite a few karate flicks in my days.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Meh, Jackie should have been the one on top

    by Proman1984

    Still pissed about Darfur.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Nice composition and great poses

    by Bot-Bot

    Looks like a fun movie too. Odds are the DVD cover will be a bad picture of their faces smiling.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Definitely watching this.

    by norrinrad

    Fan of Jackie Chan's work that isn't a ploy to get big in the US. And Jet Li has been servicable many times, and fantastic in "Unleashed" and "Hero."

  • March 11, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    I saw this show in Branson

    by ArcadianDS

    They got these three chinese girls who can juggle each other while five other ones play drums and twirl burning sticks.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:34 a.m. CST


    by professor murder

    And that dorky white guy will be standing, holding the staff, superimposed inbetween their two giant smiling heads. I can see it now.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Empire online had this 'exclusive' almost a week ago...

    by Sheeld

    Be sharp folks!

  • March 11, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST

    It's got Jackie Chan in it

    by D o o d

    and therefore it'll be turd. I really love the guy but his choice of hollywood movies is dire.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Damn, how much I hoped for a

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    modern day action flick with those two masters!

  • March 11, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    I can't even tell if it's photoshop or not...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...but everytime a new poster premieres, some asswipe yells PHOTOSHOP! :))

  • March 11, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST

    At least they chose the period style flick

    by SpencerTrilby

    instead of teaming up in a Joel Silver buddy movie with a hip hop soundtrack. Gotta give credit to the producers for being tasteful persons.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST

    but Jackie got the golden flute-like dick

    by pipergates

    what i want to see is what Li's Monkey King looks like!

  • March 11, 2008, 9:46 a.m. CST

    professor murder - LOL

    by Bot-Bot

    I forgot about the dorky guy in the film. Yes, they'll put him on the dvd cover exactly as you said.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST

    and i love his rasta hair

    by pipergates

    actually looks good for coming from a gwai-lo director

  • March 11, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST

    steven seagal is the villain

    by Dr. Stanley Goodspeed

    slowest fattest ninja villain ever i might add. it takes him 12 minutes to throw a punch.

  • March 11, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    I Can't Stand Harry Knowles

    by dirtyrice07

  • March 11, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST


    by David Assholehoff

    OMG, just came from Harry, don't push the little red button. They're not worth it. Don't respond. Don't. Do. It.

  • March 11, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Jet Li

    by David Assholehoff

    Is Jett Li like Vaseline Dion? "I'm going to retire now. Here's my new album!" Seriously, ddint he retire? Whahappenned?

  • March 11, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Jet Li's final historical epic

    by GibsonUSA

    This is not a historical epic...this is a fantasy movie set in an alternate ancient China.

  • March 11, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    I Can't Stand Dirty Rice

    by raw_bean

    And Anyone Else Who Abuses Capitalisation Like This.

  • March 11, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Nice poster! But names are reversed...

    by kevred

    ...compared to their position in the image. It's a nice typographic design choice, but for people who don't already know which is which, it might confuse.<p>The poster doesn't really tell me anything about the story, but I just like the image--it looks like fun.

  • March 11, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    That CRAVE guy obviously has not read this site for vey long...

    by skycrapper

    Harry's been an Oprah sized sell out since the beginning. Just accept it and move on, life's too short man.

  • March 11, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST

    i thought jet li was done...

    by novembre13

    making martial arts movies?

  • March 11, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Exclusive how?

    by waggy

    I'm not one of those guys who bitches that your stories are posted hours later than some other sites. Generally I come here more for the opinions than the news. But come on, don't call this shit and exclusive debut when it's been all over the other entertainment sites for a week now.

  • March 11, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Wasn't Jet Li supposed to quit making movies or something?

    by AdrianVeidt

    Seriously, ever since "Fearless," which was coined as his last ever epic or last ever movie or something, he's made 4 movies. What gives?

  • March 11, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    "the DVD cover will be a bad picture of their faces smiling"

    by newc0253

    amen, buddy, amen.<p> seriously, does anyone know why studios insist on taking movies with great poster art (like this)and making retarded shitty DVD covers?<p> there must be some commercial explanation for it, besides sheer fucking stupidity.<p>

  • March 11, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Movie taglines are getting silly...

    by StarskyandHushky

    What the hell does this one even mean? They just string together random words. Just string together: 'Epic', 'Power', 'Lifetime', 'Eternity', 'Love', 'Universe', 'Fantasy' and 'Battle', and you've made a new tagline!

  • March 11, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST

    here's how all of America will see that poster

    by ArcadianDS

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  • March 11, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Jet Li never retired, he stopped making

    by just pillow talk

    movies that used Wushu martial arts.

  • March 11, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST


    by David Assholehoff

    Ok, then I sit corrected.

  • March 11, 2008, 12:12 p.m. CST

    dirty rice needs to learn about tinyurl

    by ATARI


  • March 11, 2008, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Jet Li did quit.

    by Diagnostic

    Then he found out Matt Damon was still getting offers, so he thought "Why not?"

  • March 11, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST

    wrong names over wrong actors

    by Kevin Bosch

    This is all a top-billing, contractual thing. It happens when there are two major actors with equal sized leading roles in a movie. In this case Jet Li's name is first from left to right, but Jackie Chan's name is on top. And, i guess to further afirm it, Jackie Chans picture is on the left and Jet Lit's is above.

  • March 11, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    "My Favorite Year"

    by Tacom

    I'm looking forward to seeing this but this poster does remind me of the one for My Favorite Year with Jet Li as Peter O'Toole and Jackie as Mark Lynn-Baker!

  • March 11, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Rush Hour 4: The Forbidden Kingdom

    by bobinnova

  • March 11, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST


    by systemsbroom

    odd that intelligent people would see ArcadianDS as a mispelling.

  • March 11, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    *** Possible Target Acquisition ***

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    *** Wait for my mark ***

  • March 11, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Rocky and Apollo Ending

    by semisaj

    Chan and Li will have a fight at some point in the middle of the movie and then the last scene will have them face off but we will not see what coins are on the Chan kicking Jets ass

  • March 11, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Jocky vs. Jepollo

    by professor murder

    Yo, you wanna ring the bell Jepollo? Ding........Ding....... Freezeframe, ad fake ass lame old school techno pump beats.

  • March 11, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Danson/Long & Marshall/Williams

    by Jonas Grumpy

    Two lead actors fighting for top billing. Compromise? The name on the left is lower than the name on the right. This poster gives us the 21st century equivalent. Not sure how they'll handle the DVD cover. Also, the "wrong names over actors" paradox is what bugged me most about the "Grease" poster & soundtrack. (Not just that, but the list is too long for now...)

  • March 11, 2008, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Getting taught martial arts

    by Dodgy

    by Jet Li and Jackie Chan is like being taught to dance by Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Which happened to Tommy Steel. He was sent by his studio to learn from Gene, and then sent to Fred. Fred asked Tommy to show him his stuff, and then said 'Have you been to the Irishman? He never could do that step'.

  • March 11, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST

    I saw the trailer for this... And looks really bad.

    by mistergreen

    To make this movie main stream, they got a main character whose some nobody blond haired blue eyed kid with no personality. Blearrgh. Jet & Jacky are only playing supporting roles in this stinker.

  • March 11, 2008, 5:50 p.m. CST

    A trailer which starts "in a land" by Mr. Voice

    by Roderich

    is bleah!

  • March 11, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST

    damn i do miss Bruce Lee....

    by Prossor

    *sigh* the best ones leave too early.

  • March 11, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST

    idiots: re: photoshop

    by Vi

    Photoshop is a multi-industry standard graphics editing tool. Of course this has been "photoshopped", unless you think they can really capture "pure" photographs like this.

  • March 11, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    but i still don't know why theres a white guy in this.

    by Warcraft

    just kills the whole fantasy. should have been tony jaa or donnie yen. what a waste.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Li And Chan Have The Same Problem As Bruce Lee

    by skoobyx

    A lot of talent but very bad projects. With few exceptions their movies (especially the foreign language ones) are almost unwatchable save for the sweet, sweet, martial arts action sequences. You find yourself wanting to fast forward all the time.<p> Tony Jaa's in the same boat.

  • March 11, 2008, 10:10 p.m. CST

    I actually am hopeful...

    by Toonol

    The first trailer focused on the kid, and was a bit bland. The second trailer focused more on the freaky asian fantasy world, and looked really cool.

  • March 11, 2008, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Re: Exclusive Debut

    by SilentP

    This is the debut of this poster on AICN, and thus, it is exclusive to this website. For example, you won't see the AICN debut of this poster on Coming Soon or something. The AICN debut is exclusive to AICN. That's how it makes sense.

  • March 12, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Forbidden Kingdom Of the Crystal Skull

    by finky089


  • March 12, 2008, 3:09 p.m. CST

    if these two guys fight

    by GavinVanDraven

    it should be to the fucking death! after a 30 minute exhausting battle, (think rocky 2, but with martial arts) chan should be fatally wounded.... an overconfident jet goes in for the kill because he thinks jackie is beaten and wants finish him off... jackie counters and kills jet instantly.... but dies moments later. roll fucking credits. because the ending of WAR fucking sucked.

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