Today, everything needs to look grittier, darker, and somehow convey a feeling of distress and deeper meaning among even the brightest and most successful of Superheroes – a road taken more and more since Christopher Nolan started his Dark Knight trilogy.
The Man of Steel, the new Superman movie coming out this summer, should be along those lines. Too optimistic, too easy for our heroes just doesn’t cut it anymore, especially when it comes to the translation on Cinema. They need to be gritty, they need to struggle, they need to be far less than perfect, almost like a detective from the film-noir genre.
Marko Manev took those idea to heart, and made a few awesome posters of the most popular superheroes – Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and others, looking a bit darker than what how we usually visualize them.
Superman – The Man of Steel
Batman – The Dark Knight
Captain America – The Sentinel of Liberty
Iron Man – The Armored Avenger
Silver Surfer – The Sentinel of the Spaceways
Spiderman – The Webslinger
Wolverine – Weapon X
Thor – The God of Thunder
Dr. Manhattan – The Watchmaker
The Incredible Hulk – A Raging Monster
For for of Manev’s art, you can hit his facebook page. If you’re into more alternative looks for Superheroes you love, you can check out these pretty cool split-personality works of supes and their secret identities.