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Another day, another great LEGO Movie character poster! Yesterday, we celebrated the excellently awesome spaceyness of Benny the 1980-something Space Guy! Today, it’s all about Morgan Freeman’s powerful and wise character Vitruvius. Go ahead and take a moment to bask in the slightly-creepy glow if his eyes and all the promised mysticism that comes with it.
Like the previous posters, this one popped up on the LEGO Movie Facebook page. Once again, I find myself appreciating the excellent detail featured on the face of Freeman’s character. Just as Benny’s face showed a few noticeable signs of wear -- a likely nod to the datedness of his character -- so too does Vitruvius, whose beard and hair feature tiny flecks and scratches, indicating that he’s a LEGO who’s seen some things in his however-many-years of existence. The white beard and sagging eyes suggest pre-destined wisdom. And with Freeman’s voice behind this character, you know he’s wise. You can get a better look at Vitruvius in the previously release character poster below:
With less than a month to go before The LEGO Movie arrives in theaters, we expect to see even more promotional content leading up to the February 7 release, including more character posters. As mentioned, Vitruvius isn’t the first character to receive the extreme-close-up poster treatment. His release follows the arrival of Space Guy Benny:
Of the lead characters, we have yet to see Emmet (Christ Pratt) or Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) featured in these new posters, but given that Emmet appears to be the central character in this story and Wyldstyle seems like she’s right there at his side, they might be saving those two for last. I also wouldn’t mind seeing close-ups for Uni-Kitty (Alison Brie), Green Lantern (Jonah Hill), Wonder Woman (Cobie Smulders) and of course, the villainous Lord Business (Will Ferrell). But we'll have to wait and see if any of those make it into this new series of posters.