Captain Haddock, Snowy, Thomson & Thompson, Tintin, Uncategorized

A whole gallery of brand new Tintin images!

Congratulations brou for finding this amazing treasure trove of shots from the movie! I can’t believe how many there are! The weirdest thing is it’s from a page in a language that I’m not even entirely sure I know what it is! Some sort of Russian or something..maybe?  Anyway, with this many images from the film, the page could be in Swahili for all I care!

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Not very many of these are familiar angles, but there are a few. It’s not hard to see Daniel Craig’s face hidden under all of the animated skin. Allan actually looks scared here, which isn’t common for him. The guy on the left, who we’re pretty sure is named Rackham, is definitely in charge.

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Wow, this is a cool shot. In many way it’s parallel to the last shot, with Haddock gripping Tintin much like Rackham does Allan in a long hallway with a light at the back. I love the blue light in the background. I think this is a pretty good shot of Haddock. As fun as it is to see Haddock in rage, crying, or making some other silly face, it’s nice to have a few shots where Haddock doesn’t look quite as emotional.

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In case your preference is silly Haddock faces, Serkis didn’t disappoint. I’m…not quite sure what to make of that face. I think Tintin looks incredible though. His eyes look very scared that whoever they are hiding from at the moment might hear them or find them. Interesting shot of Snowy’s front legs too, we don’t see Haddock hold Snowy very often. If ever…

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This shot isn’t my favorite…Haddock looks slightly blurry, and Tintin doesn’t look very photogenic in this shot. I’m sure it looks great when it’s all in motion and he’s focused on flying while yelling at Haddock at the same time, but the face they froze looks kind of unnatural. I do like how claustrophobic they make the inside of the plane feel and how they show the awful storm going on right outside. This situation they’re in would have been a nightmare.

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This looks like the shot from the trailer. You have to love how close they kept the parchments to the original parchments in the album. Even ”the Eagle’s cross” is still there.

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What are they looking at? Tintin looks very surprised. Snowy looks curious.

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We’ve seen this angle before…but Haddock looks more sad in this picture. It just goes to show you how quickly these character’s change their facial expressions. It’s best to watch them in movement to get the full effect.

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Wow…I know some people don’t like it that Haddock has a bazooka/rocket launcher/ whatever it is, but I think this picture is hilarious! And pretty cool! It’s funny to think of how little Haddock knows about shooting weapons like that, and how much better Tintin would have been at it, yet somehow it was Haddock that wound up in the little sidecar. Snowy seems to be looking at Haddock with a face that says ”Are you kidding me?” From the video game trailer it looks like they will switch places at some point half way through the ride. That should be fun to watch…

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Hmmm…Rackham is at Marlinspike, and poor Tintin is in trouble. There’s Nestor in the back looking as much like Nestor as ever…

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Le Petit Vingtième! It’s only fitting that one of their newspapers would make it in the movie! This is one of my favorite shots so far, I love how much effort Weta put into this. I wonder what Snowy is looking for?

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Another desert shot! Haddock must be about to dive into a mirage. Wow, the sand looks magnificent…

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Never has Allan looked more evil. I can almost hear him yell ”Go get ’em!”

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This one’s beautiful. Look at that sky in the background. This must be the night they escape. At this point they think they are free, and it looks like somewhere along the line they picked up a tourist flyer advertising Baghar (there’s another image later that shows this) that they might be able to row to. Tintin’s face, while slightly unnatural in that pose, looks like he has a plan and is trying to convince Haddock of it or something.

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Another shot from the trailer. I hadn’t noticed Snowy has Haddock’s hat.

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Beautiful shot of the Thom(p)sons…Tintin’s face looks great too.

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Another shot of the boat at sunset. The little tourist flyer might be all Tintin has to go on later to get to Baghar( I think that’s the city they go to?).

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Another trailer shot. Ok, so there were more than I thought…It’s still a great shot of Tintin and Snowy.

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Here’s, in my opinion, one of the best shot’s of Snowy we have so far.

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The sequel to one of the shot’s we saw from the article in Empire. I love how great this looks, and how dangerous this scene feels. Poor guys! Shot at on a boat, then chased down on a life boat, then trapped in a seaplane in a storm, and then trapped in a desert with no water! This is going to be a great movie!



  1. Proman

    If I was to describe how these images make me feel in one word it would be Happy :D. I can’t even pick a favorite one, I like so many :).

  2. Archibald

    My favorite screenshot has to be the one with Haddock and Snowy in the desert. It shows how greatly Spielberg respects Hergé’s artwork.

    On the two pics on the boat with the Bagghar flyer : I don’t think it’s sunset. It’s already nighttime when they escape from the Karaboudjan. I think it’s dawn.

  3. Proman

    I am fairly certain that Craig was officially announced to play Rackham at some point. Maybe he’s playing both characters or maybe there is some sort of a mystery they don’t want to reveal yet ;).

    Personally, I am very excited about seeing Bianca Castafiore in all her glory in the film.

  4. Stephen

    Well he is obviously playing THE Red Rackham in the flashback scene. It just seemed sometimes that Tintin would actually face Rackham. Sorry, I didn’t translate the czech site or whatever language it was. Good finds, I’ll post on that in a day or two, I think I’ll be busy tomorrow. So the character is definitely Sakharine (it looks just like him ,really. Spielberg and Weta, if they ever read this, must have been looking at this blog and quietly laughing at our theories). It’s funny. Sakharine is actually one of the few character’s Tintin ever accused falsely of being a villain, and here it turns out that he really is one after all in this version 😀 I wonder what this means for what Barnaby has to say to Tintin. Is he working for Sakharine?
    It seems like Castafiore has a pretty big part at the end of the movie from the description. Interesting…

  5. Mike Dutton

    I think the image with Tintin and Haddock in the sea plane can be forgiven, since it’s clearly taken from the scene just after there’s been a sudden flash of lightening. The image was probably dark, so when the lightening struck, it looked blurred out. That’s my theory anyway.

    Now, the second image of the saddened Haddock in the cabin with Tintin looking on… I think the first image was not rendered enough at the time the photos were presented by Empire. The new version looks more like the finished thing, as the eyes look real, as opposed to the only slight creepy nature of the first one (I don’t think the eyes are an issue, only that they looked just a tiny bit odd in that particular snap).

    Everything else looks great. Allan looks fantastic, and Sakharine as the villain looks great. I love the one of Tintin, him and Nestor in Marlinspike. I assume that’s the climax, after the Treasure has been revealed to be hidden there, and Sakharine has perhaps beaten them to it.

    Again, no matter how much they change, or how different the adaptation is, so long as the film is a thrill to watch and is an entertaining flick, that’s all that matters. We’ve had a few quarrels with purists before, and I’m sure they’ll turn up here eventually, but before you fellows have your two cents, please think before you start over-analysing these shots. This movie is non-canon, and has been made by hardcore fans who love Tintin, like the rest of us. The hard work in these images show this.

  6. Pe-ads

    Aha! So I was right about him being called Sacharine! xD

    The pictures are great! And the whole thing with Bianca Castafiore finally confirmed in a scene is really interesting…

    Can’t wait to see it 😀

  7. Thierry

    Found a nice article about how to pronounce “Tintin”.

    As for me it has been and always will be: “[…] the original French pronunciation (rhymes with fin de siècle).[…]”


  8. Proman

    I think that it is not unreasonable to assume that the film is either finished at this point or will be finished within a week or so.

    Spielberg starts shooting Lincoln the first week of October (War Horse is similarly completely finished) and with Tintin premiering on the October 22nd (just a little over a month away) we should expect a new wave of promotional material using the film’s final look.

  9. Pe-ads


    What on earth is that article about? It just seems to list random facts about tin and its synonyms.

    And on the subject of pronunciations, I’d say that, yes, Tintin pronounced with soft Ns (like in vin, for instance) is technically correct as is Herge pronounced like arr-jay (soft J). However, in the UK at least, Tintin is pronounced phonetically and Herge is mostly pronounced herr-jay (hard J sound). I think this is mostly because children read the books themselves and pronounce the names phonetically (with a little help from their parents for Herge, who recongnise the accent, but probably not the silent h). To be honest, I don’t really care which people pronounce. English is so full of inconsistencies and odd pronunciations that I don’t think it really matters, as long as people know what you’re talking about.

    However, I would say “When in France, pronounce as the French pronounce” , to adapt a well-known phrase. So when I’m in France I pronounce Tintin with soft Ns and Herge with a soft J and a silent H.

  10. Torronut

    I am hoping that Bianca plays the lady waiting in the phone box for the rain to go away. This would be a great lead in to future movies that include Bianca in the storyline. I remember when I was really young reading Tintin and going back to The Secret of the Unicorn to see if the lady in the phone box was Bianca. I have a feeling that I have read a credit somewhere saying someone plays ‘lady in the phone box though.’ So I could be way off. Then again, someone may have made a similar mistake to me and assumed the lady in the phone box is Bianca!

  11. Jelsemium

    The ocean looks magnificent in those pictures! And I love the scene with Tintin and Haddock meeting, especially with Snowy holding the Captain’s cap! Thanks for sharing these!

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