Last week we got our first live action taste of the upcoming Warner Bros flick, The Losers. The film’s trailer was released on Friday and most of us drew the obvious A-Team comparisons. For the movie’s latest piece of promotion they’ve decided to copy themselves. Months ago there was an animated Losers photo that featured all the characters with their actor’s names attached. Now, a revised version has been released and it shows the actors as themselves live and in living color…
Over at the Hero Complex blog, they’ve debuted the new poster with the headline, “Don’t call them the B-Team.” They must have picked up on all those A-Team comparisons over at Warner Bros because they’re trying to separate themselves from the pack. When they had the opportunity to speak to the film’s director Sylvain White he spoke about the two films, and acknowledged that they do have similar plots, but stresses that The Losers are doing their own thing.
“I wasn’t aware the other movie was coming when I was busy fabricating and creating this film. All I can do is make the movie I want to make and do the best I can. I’m not worried about the ‘A-Team,’ our movie comes first and has a very different plot. … As far as aesthetic, there are a lot of gimmicks with action movies right now, a lot of frenetic edit, techy exposition and nonsense. With this movie I really tried to give it a certain elegance.
The Losers are a special black-ops team whose members originated from several different branches of the military. In their own units, each one of them at some point or another lost a soldier under their command, hence they dubbed themselves “The Losers.” Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays Sargent Clay, Idris Elba is Roque, Chris Evans is Jensen, Columbus Short is Pooch, Zoe Saldana is Aisha, and Oscar Jaenada is Cougar.
What do you think about the new poster for The Losers? Who do you think will do better at the box office, The Losers or The A-Team?