Following the news that Warner Bros. will be previewing 7 minutes of new footage of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk ahead of select IMAX showing of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the studio has released the official teaser poster for the film. From the acclaimed director of Inception and The Dark Knight Trilogy, Dunkirk tells the true story of the evacuation of Dunkirk, France during WWII as Allied forces were surrounded by German troops. The operation finished with saving an estimated 330,000 lives.
If you look back on Nolan’s films, you will see that although he’s done period pieces before, this is his first time stepping into the history books. That’s why, although it would’ve been anyway, the film from one of today’s most coveted filmmakers is one of next year’s most anticipated films. And when we take into account this new teaser poster, Nolan’s attempt in new territory will no doubt be the largest in scale.
While the poster is not something completely new and, in fact, feels very familiar, it lets us, the audience, know that Dunkirk will be massive. It isn’t an image that will blow you out of the water, and although the familiarity is a bit of a bummer, it leaves us gripping for our first glimpse at this film.
As I mentioned earlier, Warner Bros. is attaching 7 minutes of never-before-seen footage to select IMAX Rogue One locations this weekend, and you can see that list at the link below. For those who won’t get a first look this weekend, it looks like the first trailer for the film will drop online later this week. While there hasn’t been a trailer announcement, the poster reveal is more than likely a tease to the poster, which I’m incredibly eager to see.
Until then, check out the first trailer, which you can see above. Do you like it? How excited are you for the trailer? Are you expected it to blow your socks off? Nolan’s Dunkirk is released on July 21st, 2017 and stars Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Harry Styles, and James D’Arcy.