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'Oblivion' Poster Goes Big, Except for Tom Cruise


Announcing that a trailer is coming Sunday, Universal has on IGN debuted the first poster for Oblivion, TRON Legacy director Joseph Kosinski's sci-fi film about Tom Cruise being a marginally more-humanlike WALL-E, collecting and repairing around a post-apocalyptic Earth and eventually meeting a lady. But as you can see below, despite Cruise's presence, in this first look at the film, it seems the spectacle is the real star. Or, to be more specific, the unused apocalyptic backdrops purchased at discount from Roland Emmerich are the real star, as they actually have a better domestic box office record and test as more relatable than Cruise.


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