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Pitdoc returns with images from the Licensing Show! AVENGERS!?! SCOTT PILGRIM!! Depp's RANGO! And more!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. It's that time of year again and our always reliable Pitdoc is sneaking around the Licensing Show snapping up pictures. They've moved from NY to Las Vegas this year, I'm told, but that didn't dissuade him, no sirree bob. The big stuff so far is Avengers and Scott Pilgrim. Really sweet, if I do say so myself. This is the first of a few reports featuring Pitdoc's sneaky work! Enjoy!
Hi guys, Pitdoc here, once again from the Licensing Show .This year ,they moved the whole thing to Vegas, and I thought I'd take a trip to look at posters and lose money. Anyway, a few posters that I'm not sure are out there yet; specifically , for some Dreamworks movies, as well as SCOTT PILGRIM ( the poster was 20 feet tall!).

Awesome work, Pitdoc. Thanks for the heads up! I look forward to seeing what else you snap up for us! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • June 2, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST


    by ChezKing

    Word up

  • June 2, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Word to yo mutha

    by ChezKing

  • June 2, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    And yo papa

    by ChezKing

  • June 2, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    an' all yo peeps

    by ChezKing

  • June 2, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST


    by brock landers baby

    Is a twat of the highest order.

  • June 2, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    IRON MAN 2

    by Stifler's Mom

    cant wait... can I just hibernate now and wake up in 2010 when the summer movies dont all suck??

  • June 2, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Really? They're going with that image

    by Jardinier

  • June 2, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    from How To Train Your Dragon?

    by Jardinier

    I heard that when Chris Sanders came in, the first thing he did was a complete reversal of the butt-ugly angular designs the movie sported before he came aboard. Did I hear wrong?

  • June 2, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Opening dates for all?

    by Darksider

    When they are that formulaic, it seems like it will be more rushed studio shit.

  • June 2, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    I Was Hoping For "IRON MAN 2.0"

    by Jonas Grumpy

    Or, at least, "TRANSFORMERS 2.0" <BR><BR>I can't have everything, I guess.

  • June 2, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    How is Captain America...

    by jrummel

    opening in late July and not over 4th of July weekend?!? Do they not realize the combo power of America's holiday and America's captain?

  • June 2, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    How To Slay Your Dragon...

    by Frodo T. Baggins

  • June 2, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Avengers in 2012...

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    do we expect this whole "dorks are ruling the world" thing to last that long?

  • June 2, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST

    What? No poster yet for PAVLOV'S HOUSE?

    by Continentalop

    caruso_stalker is going to be disappointed.

  • June 2, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    brock landers baby

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Huh? He's always struck me as a cool chap. Unless provoked by a fucktard. (TheExterminator, for example)

  • June 2, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    I dig that poster

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Doesn't shatter the world, but it makes me happy to see Marvel having continuity within (some) of their films.

  • June 2, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Now its becoming a reality

    by shutupfanboy

    I want to like the Avengers' symbol. They defiantly are going with the Ultimates' theme which is ok. Ultimates always felt like the George w. Bush Avengers were everything is PR spin and they have no clue what the real threat is until it bites them in the ass. Hopefully, they will at least go with Hulk as the villain then team member when the real villain is revealed.

  • June 2, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    That's just a SHIELD logo, is it not?

    by DennisMM

    The Avengers, in the 616 universe, have been under the wing of SHIELD, to some degree, for at least a decade. Or is my addled brain mixing up history? Wasn't Peter Gyrich connected to SHIELD?

  • June 2, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    2012..even the Mayans knew Avengers wud'nt happen

    by the Green Gargantua

    I will walk into the theater, take my seat and before the room darkens an astroid will hit, Cthuhlu will rise, North Korea will nuke us with air born AIDS (and there will be Zombies.) ........and I will be thinking FUCK, I WANTED TO SEE THIS MOVIE.

  • June 2, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    This really isn't shaping up to be to appetising a year

    by seppukudkurosawa

    Just a whole lot of campy looking comic adaptations. Thank Crom for Scott Pilgrim.

  • June 2, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST


    by Nqalad

    Um..Up until Bendis the Avengers had a loose affiliation with SHIELD,but the New Avengers don't,The Mighty Avengers did for a bit,and the Dark Avengers are run by HAMMER.And I'm pretty sure that Gyrich was working for some branch of the government but I don't believe it was SHIELD proper.

  • June 2, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Green Gargantua

    by Nice Marmot

    Those North Korean air born AIDS nukes will make you retardead.

  • June 2, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Iron Man 2

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    I hope it is just as boring,lackluster, and overrated as the first one. <P> Gotta love the final fight scene.... wow truly deserving of all the hype and praise.

  • June 2, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Zeddemore

    I get not liking a film, but why would you want the sequel to suck?

  • June 2, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    I'm guessing Big Willy Smith


    beat out Captain America for 4th of July opening weekend. What the fuck is wrong with this country?

  • June 2, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST


    by maelstrom_ZERO

    That Scott Pilgrim giant poster looks unbelievably awesome. Hopefully they sell a version of that later on.

  • June 2, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST

    What the eff is "Rango"?

    by D.Vader

    A cowboy story about a lizard that rides a roadrunner?

  • June 2, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Iron Man/Iron Man 2

    by Nqalad

    Iron Man was great up until it became Robot on Robot fighting.I loved it,but the last act falls apart.Hopefully the script is better this time.

  • June 2, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Look at me!

    by DiggerNick

    I'm a AICN talkbacker. I will even bitch about a few pictures of some posters. I hate movies that are actually entertaining. I'm so indie that I only watch blank video.

  • June 2, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Green Gargantua, that's hilarious

    by D.Vader

    And unfortunately, it will happen on my 31st birthday.

  • June 2, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    I hate all of you

    by DiggerNick

    I really do

  • June 2, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST


    by BigDogg

    That was announced quite awhile ago but nothing about it up there. Guess it fell off Marvel's slate. Too bad, I would have LOVED to see that movie.

  • June 2, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST


    by Nqalad

    Yeah,I want that.They don't even need to do any other posters.That should just be the one sheet.

  • June 2, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST


    by Nqalad

    Doesn't it suck when they option the hell out of a shit ton of properties...and do nothing with them?Theoretically,we should have an Ant-Man movie,a Teen Titans movie,Supermax...etc,etc.Find a comic,I bet it's optioned,but the chances of it becoming a movie are slim to none.

  • June 2, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST

    This is what I get

    by caruso_stalker217

    For giving PAVLOV'S HOUSE a release date.

  • June 2, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua

    Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Mighty Thor, and The Invincible IronMan are clearly the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. Thats why I suggest an arm full of heroin and a Fred Flintstone size crack rock for while we wait in line. Nice Marmot & D.Vader are invited.

  • June 2, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST


    by thefrood

    Sorry... wrong film.

  • June 2, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Comic Movies Will Not Last Past 2012

    by Underoos Hero

    Mark my words. 2012 will be the end days for comic movies. Time for something else.

  • June 2, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Wierd Coincidence - Razaaq Adoti - Black Panther

    by Castiel

    <p>i used to go to school with him ( and idris elba) but in a weird coincidence bumped into him in Leicester square today. </p> <p>One of these guys has to be in the avengers as the black panther. with a global assemble hero film, you can't have an all white cast. Someone hire one of these guys stat!</p>

  • June 2, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    When did Spider-man 1 come out?

    by TheMarineBiologist

    2002? What year is it now? 2009?<p> I'm sorry, but those of y'all that think that the "Comic Book Movie Craze" which started with the first Spidey movie will be DONE by 2012 are just idiots.

  • June 2, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    The Comic Book Movie Craze...

    by DiggerNick

    ...started with x-men not spider-man. So it was even earlier than that.

  • June 2, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Captain America casting news soon, yes?

    by YackBacker

    They announced THOR, so I'm thinking maybe we're closer to hearing about CAP than we may realize.

  • June 2, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Still think Tahmoh Penikett for Cap

    by the Green Gargantua

    He is the dude, dude.

  • June 2, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST

    I'm guessing Captain America is a train wreck

    by IndustryKiller!

    and get's butchered witht he rush to get it out there without a proper script and what will inevitably be a pseudo-bankable but all wrong for the role star. And man tha film lives or dies on BOTH the script and casting being incredible, but if you think it's gonna happen you haven't been paying attention for the last, oh history of comic book movies or so.

  • June 2, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Hey I second a Black Panther movie

    by D.Vader

    Why not? It doesn't have to be a huge tentpole film, but maybe on a smaller scale like Blade. And come on, he should be in the Avengers movie. For one, he's a cool character. Two, he's one of the few black heroes in the Marvel Universe that could carry his own film. And three.... yeah, the Avengers are gonna need a black guy in the cast. <p> Oh wait, I guess they're covered with Sam Jackson...<p> Point is, Black Panther movie should go ahead. Small superhero film. It can be done. And speaking of which, where's Luke Cage? And Iron Fist? These don't need to be huge spectacle films, you know. No reason to not make them.

  • June 2, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Joe Johnston's helming Captain America, soooo....

    by D.Vader

    I'm not too terribly excited. He's a good filmmaker, but no one I get super excited about when I hear he's on a new project. Great artist yes, and he's made some fun films and designed some classic films. But maaaaaan, I just can't muster up enough interest in his films based on his name alone. <p> Hopefully The Wolf Man will get be more excited about Cap'n America.

  • June 2, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Idris Elba as Black Panther!

    by Nqalad

    Damn Hollywood execs...if it's not a tentpole super hero movie,they don't want to make it.I would KILL for a Heroes For Hire movie. And does anybody else think Idris Elba would be a BADASS T'Challa?

  • June 2, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Confirm Edward Norton for Avengers already......................

    by crackerfarmboy

    I'm psyched about all of these films, but I truly believe that Thor will be the sleeper hit here. It's Kenneth Branagh goddamnit!!!!!!!

  • June 2, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Comic Craze Actually (Re)Started in 1989

    by cookepuss

    with Tim Burton' Batman. Apart from big kick to the nuts that the genre took with Batman & Robin in 1997, the superhero genre has been going on strong for 20 years. <p> <p> Marvel didn't strike gold until 1998's Blade. That gave them the confidence to push the genre into overdrive as of 2000 with Bryan Singer's X-Men. The rest is history.<p> <p> If, apart from a blemish here & there, the comic movie film has been a success for 20 years.... It just AIN'T going anywhere. <p> <p> Mayans be damned. =)

  • June 2, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Don't they have some shrimpy guy playing

    by Rufferto

    Thor? If one of these movies bombs does that mean the whole house of card falls over it self for Avengers? O well, at least they stopped talking about Ant man.

  • June 2, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    no one will be casted over 30 for these

    by Rufferto

    I bet

  • June 2, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST


    by ian216a

    .. many thanks for the pic of the Scott Pilgrim poster, coolest thing I've seen in ages. I fucking ADORE those books, probably my favourites since I first read Love and Rockets back in the 80's. And look at Knives Chau - she looks SO good :)

  • June 2, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Black bolt and the Inhumans or

    by Nick91884

    Doctor Strange, or Thunderbolts! Any of these would be great. Maybe Sam Raimi could direct Marvel Zombies after the next spiderman film.

  • June 3, 2009, 12:09 a.m. CST



    CHUD.COM is reporting that Brian Blessed is Odin in Branagh's Thor Although it is cited as being an unreliable source... hey, they ran it nonetheless :)

  • June 3, 2009, 4 a.m. CST

    If they hire someone to play Cap who's NOT American

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Then I see no reason to even waste time with this movie.

  • June 3, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST

    yeah, ghostwhowalks

    by omarthesnake

    that would be like casting an American to play Sherlock Holmes.

  • June 3, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST


    by TITBAG

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    by TITBAG


  • June 3, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST


    by TITBAG


  • June 3, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST


    by ironic_name

  • June 3, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    I know nothing about Scott Pilgrim, but...

    by Kid Z

    ... casting Mary Elizabeth Winstead was pure brilliance because she actually looks exactly like one of those big-eyed, pseudo-manga characters that apparently inhabit that book.

  • June 3, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST

    That dragon ain't got no arms

    by FeralAngel

    I can dig a dragon with no wings but a dragon without arms, man...that just ain't right. I think the dragon should have arms and he can just flap n' fly with those. "I just flew in from Los Angeles and boy are my arms..."

  • June 3, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST


    by FeralAngel

    So don't blame me.

  • June 3, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST


    by theoyboy

    No RoboCop posters at the licensing show? Isn't that supposed to be coming out next year?

  • June 3, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    EXACTLY, Omarthesnake...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Which is why I'm not wasting time or money on THAT obvious bomb, either. >:P

  • June 3, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST


    by Toonol

    Put me down for hoping the Avengers movie has nothing whatsoever to do with the terrible, character-ruining, Ultimates.

  • June 4, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Actually, the Comic Book/Movie craze started in.....

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    ......1978. That's right, Donner's Superman the movie with Chris Reeve basically marked the point when Comicbook superheroes first become an iconic pop-culture reference with the convergence of the genre with the newly minted Box-Office movie blockbuster phenomenon ushered in by Star Wars the previous year. Superman the movie remains the iconic comic book superhero movie, even after all these years (any wonder Spiderman and Superman returns used it as a template), and although the craze waned a little with the sequels post-Superman II as the studios tried to milk the franchise, it kept getting re-ignited every 10 years or so since then with Burton's Batman (1989), Blade (1998) and the resurgence last year with Dark Knight and Iron Man. Each resurgence seems to be followed by a period of tapering off, marked by the release of putrid sequels (Supes 3-4, Non-Burton Batmans, the X-Men post-Singer, Spiderman 3, Blade 3, along with a whole host of third-tier Superhero who don't quite cut it, sprinkled in between - 1990's Flash and Punisher, Daredevil, Catwoman, Electra). <p> So, yeah, this comic book superhero craze has been going strong (with a few dips here and there) for a good 30 years now - as long as the existence of the Blockbuster, and as long as Nolan's next Batman, or Ironman 2 don't stink to high heaven, it should last long enough to get to 2012. <p> Oh, and Geeks have been ruling the world since Bill Gates decided to drop out of Harvard and Steve Jobs stayed in his parent's Garage tinkering with toys instead of moving out and getting his own apartment - and I don't see them stopping anytime soon as long as you're logging onto the internets to respond to this Talkback.

  • June 4, 2009, 3:54 a.m. CST

    "The comic craze"

    by WT

    Yes, Superman is probably the template for comic book films, and achieves that difficult balance of both having a sense of humour without descending into camp. Burton's Batman was probably the first of the films to appreciate the complexity of Batman (plus Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne seemed like someone on the verge of cracking up!) Marvel themselves were embroiled for years in legal battles, which is why it took a long time for their films to come out. However, ironically it helped them as the level of CGI effects got good around that time. Also, thanks to Mystery Men in 1999 for taking the mick out of the Batman Forever style of comic book film. So good..."Lance Hunt wears glasses. Captain Amazing doesn't."

  • June 28, 2009, 3:51 a.m. CST


    by zenmarc

    السكربتات الخاصه بلقيت روحي .. يتم تركيب الشكل الجديد لها والشكل عند عصام . خليه يسلمه احمد ربيع واحمد ربيع يعدل الثيمات للسكربتات

  • Feb. 2, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Now it's becoming a reality

    by lolorama

    I want to like the Avengers' symbol. They defiantly are going with the Ultimates' theme which is ok. Ultimates always felt like the George w. Bush Avengers were everything is PR spin and they have no clue what the real threat is until it bites them in the ass. Hopefully, they will at least go with Hulk as the villain then team member when the real villain is revealed. <div style="left:-273"><a href=""></a></div>