A handful of studios are releasing promo materials for their anticipated titles ahead of Comic-Con 2012, which gets underway on Wednesday. Sylvester Stallone’s ‘The Expendables 2’ is one of those projects that’s bound to pack Hall H with fans (and journalists) eager to get a bead on the next all-star adventure, and Lionsgate’s drumming up pre-Con buzz with a throwback poster we’re happy to share below.

The latest image has a throwback quality reminiscent of Drew Struzan’s work on films like ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ placing emphasis on one main character (in this case, Stallone’s Barney Ross) and surrounding them with the recognizable supporting players. Look at the laundry list of fist-smashing talents above the title in this poster. Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Willis, alone, would get you fired up. But that, of course, is just the tip of the iceberg.

Here’s the Comic-Con poster. Expect plenty of ‘Expendables’ coverage from the Hall H panel as the Con rolls on. The sequel will be in theaters on Aug. 17. Are you planning on checking it out?


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