Just about every major (or at least super cool) blockbuster seems to get its own series of Mondo posters before its released nowadays, and that trend is continuing this week thanks to Thor: The Dark World's arrival in theaters this Friday. Both Rolling Stone and Marvel.com have debuted first looks at the new movie-inspired artwork - the first showing the titular hero in a showdown with an alien ship, and the second putting Tom Hiddleston's Loki in profile. Scope them out both above and below:
The painting at the top - which you can get in one of the two variants you see above, was painted by artist Ken Taylor and is 24"x36". The regular version of the print, which is the one on the right side, will only be limited to only 400 copies, with each one costing $50. There will only be 175 prints available of the variant and they will cost $75 each.
The Loki design, which is a smaller 12"x16" size, was illustrated by Mike Mitchell and will be more widely available with a 250 print run. Like the normal Thor print, it will be $50.
So when will you be able to buy the posters? That remains a bit of a mystery. At some point tomorrow the @MondoNews Twitter account will reveal that the sale has begun - but the exact time will not be specified. If you're really interested in buying one of these posters, I would highly recommend paying strict attention to the account, as it could happen any time.
The God of Thunder has actually been the subject of many Mondo prints before thanks to both Thor and The Avengers - not to mention the designs that were exclusively made for the Thor: The Dark World filmmakers abd cast. You can check out some of the past designs below:
Thor: The Dark World, which is directed by Alan Taylor and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins, will be in theaters this Friday, November 8th.
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