Update: The official Jonah Hex trailer has arrived. Watch it now!
The DC Comics property Jonah Hex will be hitting the big screen on June 18th and we have yet to see any real promotion for it. All we’ve got are two mediocre posters and that’s it. With no teaser or theatrical trailer how does Warner Bros plan on making this movie a success? After a year of nothingness, 2 months before the film’s release they’ve just now decided to put out a trailer (face palms).
Update: According to Collider the first trailer for the film will debut the night of April 29th on the SyFy network and is expected to appear online shortly after.
According to Vulture, a spokesperson from the studio assured them that the first trailer for Jonah Hex will be attach to this month’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, which opens on April 30th. They also claim that the film will be completed on time in order to make its June release. This is a direct contradiction of the statements that were given by one of the movie’s composers Brent Hinds, the guitarist and singer for the band Mastodon who were hired to work on the soundtrack.
“What I’ve seen so far doesn’t seem to be finished to me,” says Hinds, adding, “I’d heard a little rumor: ‘This shit ain’t gonna be ready.’ But then again, Warner Bros. is such a fucking bastard. They’re like, ‘The shit comes out on the day it’s supposed to.’
The singer and his band have gone back and forth with the studio rerecording the score even though they initially finished last fall. This is just another monkey wrench to throw into the production that’s been plagued with casting issues and reshoots. They need to light a fire underneath their marketing team because Jonah Hex could turn out to be a huge flop. People need to know it’s coming. We saw a trailer for it back at Comic-Con that looked perfectly fine so there’s no reason for this type of delay.
Do you think Jonah Hex will bomb at the box office? Were you aware that the film was coming out this year?