The new Chinese Justice League poster shows dead Marvel superheroes at the hands of the league. It seems like China is stepping up a war between DC and Marvel by displaying these posters. It is unknown where the posters came from. Disney, Marvel, and 20th Century Fox are yet to make a statement about them, but it appears as though some theaters have already to take the posters down.
These posters have been used by many Chinese movie theaters as well as iQiyi, a video hosting site. The poster features Batman holding Thor’s head and Deadpool impaled by Aquaman’s trident. It also shows The Flash is stepping on Captain America’s head, Wolverine seems to be stabbed by Wonder Woman’s sword, and Superman can be seen squashing Ant-Man. We can also see Iron Man’s severed head.
It is not clear why the Chinese theaters would use these posters, but it seems to be an elaborate prank. There is also a video that shows the new Thor: Ragnarok poster and the new doctored Justice League posters with the gruesome murder scene.
Justice League had a rough time at the box office over the weekend for its debut and had become the lowest grossing opening weekend in the DCEU’s history. The fighting between Marvel and DC fans is not new, but the new posters have ramped up the argument. Marvel fans are surely not very happy about these promotional posters.
This may be one of the best pranks pulled for a movie promotion in history and may get some more people into the theaters to check out Justice League.