New Golden Compass Character Banners

Here be daemons

A whole bunch of new character banners for The Golden Compass have hit the web. Click the images below to embiggen each in turn. Not only do these look pretty damn nice and give the best full length character shots we've yet seen, but they also give a first proper look at all the daemons (those are animal soulmates to the un-Dark Materialistically educated).

We see that Lee Scoresby's (Sam Elliott) little hare buddy Hester (voiced by Kathy Bates) is pretty bedraggled looking and akin to one of those sycamore helicopter seeds, but with eyes. Serrafina Pekkala (Eva Green) for some reason doesn't have one, even though she possesses one in the book, albeit a goose who can fly far from her side.

We also get our first peek at secondary characters and Gyptian bigwigs Ma Costa and Farder Coram.

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