Poster Comparison: The Dark Knight and Public Enemies

The first official poster for Michael Mann’s Public Enemies has been dropped online courtesy of the folks over at MSN. And as our good friend Erik Davis at Cinematical points out, it strikes an eerie resemblance to the poster for The Dark Knight which featured Heath Ledger as The Joker, standing ready to strike. In this instance we get Johnny Depp as John Dillinger, ready to terrorize the streets of Chicago. Also, note the pyramid effect of the title leading up to Mr. Depp’s crotchial region — trying to appeal to a certain demographic? I think so. The story follows the takedown of notorious gangsters Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham) and Pretty Boy Floyd (Channing Tatum) by FBI Agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale).

MSN also threw together a gallery of images, some new and some not, which can be seen below. Public Enemies also stars Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, Lost star Emelie de Ravin, Giovanni Ribisi, 300’s David Wenham and Sundance ’09 “It” girl Carey Mulligan. It hits theaters on July 1, 2009.

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