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This year at the cinema is filled with all kinds of big sci-fi and superhero comic book action, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy all hitting theaters worldwide, but a comic book movie of a completely different variety will be arriving in theaters this August. After nearly a full decade of being in the works, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is finally ready to make its big screen debut this summer. It's been a good long while since we've seen anything from the sequel - the last footage coming in the form of a teaser released last month - but doing their part to help stop the drought today are five brand new character posters.
Hosted by Fandango, IGN, EW, IMDb, and MTV, the various posters show off characters both familiar and new to audiences who enjoyed the first Sin City back in 2005 - so let's break them down, shall we? Up top we have the beautiful Jessica Alba, who returns in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For as Nancy Callahan - who this time will be the protagonist of her own short story written specifically for the screen by Frank Miller. It pairs well with the Marv one-sheet below, which shows Mickey Rourke back under heavy prosthetic makeup and wielding a shotgun.
Also coming back for Sin City seconds is Rosario Dawson. While it's not 100% clear which story she will be featured most predominantly in, she is set to return as Gail, the leader of the girls of Old Town (and if her poster is to be believed, things are gonna get nasty).
Next up is Josh Brolin, who is in the unique position of being a new face to the series while also playing a familiar character. In Sin City: A Dame To Kill For he will be playing Dwight McCarthy, the same anti-hero played by Clive Owen in the first Sin City. This is explained by the fact that the events of the short story A Dame To Kill For take place before the events of The Big Fat Kill (Dwight's short from the first film), and in between those two stories Dwight got a bit of reconstructive surgery done:
Finally we have Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Johnny, who will be starring in another original short story called "The Long Bad Night." The story follows the character - a gambler - as he sits down at a card table trying to take down the biggest villain in the city... and winds up beating the wrong man.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will be in theaters on August 22nd.