Every year, for three days at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, various companies get together to show off all their latest upcoming projects at the annual Las Vegas Licensing Expo. All the toys, games and television for the next few years will get previewed in some capacity, but one of the biggest highlights are Hollywood’s upcoming movies.
Between an opening keynote speech from Gwyneth Paltrow and an opening night party co-hosted by Flo Rida, the expo gives studios like Lionsgate and Warner Bros. their first chance promoting what could be a blockbuster film. Thankfully, the guys and gals of Coming Soon will be in attendance at the event providing those of us that forgot to reserve our tickets an exclusive look at films like Godzilla, Fast and Furious, its clone Need for Speed and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It’s a nice way to show us all what we’re going to be flaming message boards and spending money on in the next few months.
Check out all the posters in the gallery below.
A few of these are certainly coming out of left field, but seeing as all the kids love talking chipmunks and birds, it’s no surprise that Rio 2 and Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 are coming our way. One rather unpleasant surprise, however, is Ninja Turtles, which dropped the “teenage mutant” that has become so synonymous with the franchise. What’s the matter, Michael Bay, you couldn’t just continue to drive Transformers into the ground? You had to bring our pizza loving turtle friends down too?
Mild nerd rage aside, it’ll be interesting to see where some of these movies go; their release dates are up to two years away, and many of these are only just getting off the ground. Maybe we’ll happily embrace all of these in the months come… except Ninja Turtles.
Source: Coming Soon