New Images From ‘The Avengers’, ‘The Hobbit’, ‘Prometheus’ & More

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There are so many promising titles scheduled to hit theaters in 2012 that only a fraction of them actually made it onto our most anticipated list for the year. The ones we chose included Marvel’s superhero ensemble teamup (The Avengers), director Peter Jackson’s return to Middle-Earth (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), director Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien-verse (Prometheus), a “revisionist” history lesson (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and a genuinely cool-looking new spin on a classic fairy tale (Snow White and the Huntsman).

Today, we have new images (courtesy of USA Today‘s own anticipated 2012 movies list) to show off from all of those titles, along with two other significant 2012 movies: Pixar’s original princess fairy tale flick, Brave, and the sci-fi/comic book threequel Men in Black III.

The Avengers

Marvel Studios and writer/director Joss Whedon are attempting the never-before-attempted task of making a live-action superhero movie that features multiple popular comic book icons. The eponymous squad will not only be pitted against formidable opposition, in the form of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and his mysterious collaborators, but also have to handle the inevitable clash between their individual larger-than-life personalities.

Early footage from the film looks pretty promising in both regards – having provided glimpses of spectacular city-destroying action, heated exchanges between the likes of Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and even brief looks at Cap coming to blows with fellow teammate Thor (Chris Hemworth).

The First Avenger and the God of Thunder are seemingly on better terms in the latest Avengers image (being united against an extraterrestrial invasion surely helps), as you can see below:

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The Avengers assemble in theaters around the U.S. on May 4th, 2012.

Men in Black III

Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith are back as Agents K and J in Men in Black III, but early indications are that the two will be separated for most of the film – seeing how the latter spends a good deal of time back in the late 1960s, working with a younger K (Josh Brolin) to prevent a time-traveling, havoc-wreking alien named Boris (Jermaine Clement) from destroying the Earth’s future.

The MIB 3 teaser trailer suggested that Brolin has the potential to be a scene-stealer in the film; in fact, the actor’s involvement alone could very well prove to be the shot of fresh blood needed to rejuvenate this faltering franchise.

Rest assured, though, Jones and Smith will still share the screen together, as you can see in the new MIB 3 image below:

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Men in Black III hits U.S. theaters in the 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D format on May 25th, 2012.

Snow White and the Huntsman

The news that Universal was planning to rework the classic Grimm tale of Snow White as a fantasy epic in the vein of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Game of Thrones series caused many an eyebrow to be raised in confusion and skepticism. When an official teaser trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman was unveiled, pretty much everyone had their eyebrows raised – this time, in a good way.

Excitement for Huntsman is now pretty high, thanks in no small part to what looks to be one of the film’s major highlights: Charlize Theron as a beautiful, but cruel female monarch who literally sucks the life out of others, in order to maintain her lovely exterior.

Check out Theron in her threatening Queen garb in the Snow White and the Huntsman image below:

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Snow White and the Huntsman will hit theaters in the U.S. on June 1st, 2012.

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  1. I have this feeling that MIB3 will be the first big flop of 2012. That or Ghost Rider 2.

  2. I honestly had high hopes for Abraham Lincoln :VH but now hearing “historical biopic meets wanted” sounds ridiculous and cheesy. It’s like Hollywood is afraid to make a serious film because they fear it won’t make money.

    • ““historical biopic meets wanted” sounds ridiculous and cheesy.”

      An “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” didn’t?

  3. The Avengers and Promemthus images are good.

    Those movies are on my most anticipated movie list.

    I mean who needs another Men In Black 3? The first movie was great then the second one was awful and no needed but a third move also in 3D, I have to agree too that MIB 3 might be a big flop but I hope I am proven wrong.

    • Well technically this is the first “Men in Black 3″, but it is another “Men in Black movie”… lol

  4. What’s with Cap not wearing his face mask/helmet almost all the time? No me gusta!

    • I’ve been saying that since the first still photos came out. What the hell?! And Thor too! I understand in the dialogue pieces, but they’re BOTH in mid-action!

    • i went back and looked at the photo gallery for the film, and there are at least 2 action scenes where he is wearing his mask/cowl/whatever you call it. one is when he is fighting thor, the other is some battle scene. his mask is attached to his shirt, so i figure he must take it off due to getting hot or whatever kind of reason they write for him. i hope it makes more sense in the film. and thor only wore his helmet once in his movie, i believe it was when he was going to be made king, and then you never see it again. i suppose the movie is trying to be as grounded in relity as possible, and thors helmet is pretty cumbersome, and seems like it would get in the way during battle. whatever the reason, we will see when the movie opens in far away may!

    • I don’t like Cap’s helmet in the Avengers movie anyhow. I’m actually happy it’s off.

    • @ John Drake

      Seems like they are going for the Vemon treatment in that regard.

  5. Prometheus looks sick!

  6. That is one sexy Queen

  7. The Avengers pic looks awesome…
    (But I want to see the Hulk! :()

    • i have been saying that too! we need a better trailer with some jolly green giant!

    • let´s hope that hulk will look like in the two pics of the avengers.

  8. Avengers look awesome!! And Charlize Theron looks hot!! Hehe

  9. Yes Avengers continues to look good and I agree that Captain America actually looks better without the helmet. Actually no reason for him to wear it but obviously that would cause too much controversy amongst fanboys.

    It’s practically a fact of life but it’s something that deserves repeating.

    Charlize Theron is very hot, hot, hot!

  10. thats naomi rapace not charlize theron btw

    • Kaze,

      If you are talking about the Snow White pic above, then you are sadly mistaken. That is indeed Charlize Theron, playing the deliciously evil Queen. Naomi is not in this movie.

      Interestingly enough however, is the fact that both actresses ARE going to be in Prometheus. So if you like either of them, then that is the movie to see… although, if it plays anything like Aliens 3 & 4, it will be a complete flop (poor Newt).

      Personally, I’ll stick with Charlize any day. She’s a great actress, and as mentioned before, she’s HOT!!! :)

    • Kaze,

      You actually liked the bucket of p**s that was the Thomas Jane Punisher? The only thing even a quarter-redeeming about it was the trio of supporting actors (Rebecca, Ben, & John), who made it bearable. While the action sequences/choreography were exceptional, Tom’s character “performance” was one of the most lifeless, soulless I’ve ever seen in a Marvel movie.

      On the other hand, Ray Stevenson Punisher was a considerable redemption to the franchise. At least he understood his character. Granted that it was a much darker, grittier film with strong language etc (certainly not for kids), but then that’s the nature of Punisher, so I had to put aside my personal reservations about that and accept it for what it was.

      If there were any action/choreography glitches in this one, I didn’t catch them. But I’d rather take a film that is strong on character and story than on just action. If it feels real, then it will be real.

      Regarding Cap, I kinda agree with you, in that he is not techno-powered or godly-powered, or gamma-powered, etc, so he appears to be weak by contrast. However, his SS-Serum-modified genes are the blending of different peak-human qualities (intelligence, strength, speed, agility, stamina, etc), and while he may not have as much of any one quality as the others, he has more qualities than any of them (a Renaissance Man, if you will). As such, he is the most “balanced” in the group…

      Also, it’s been said more than once in the comics that he is the “heart” of the Avengers, because he inspires the others to be the best they can be. That’s why I like him the most.

      • Ray Stevenson (and the film) may have looked more the part but Thomas Jane film was def the much better rmovie. Easily. Which bringsup the debate of how far you can astray from the source material in pursuit of a good movie.

        • I didn’t have any problem with the look. It was just the performance.

  11. also its nice to see will smith back where he belongs(my god i am legend was deplorable) and maybe, hell have fun with it once more.

  12. They go into alot of detail in the deleted scenes about Thor and Lokis helmets. They are mostly cerimonial. You notice you dont see Loki wearing his either except fpt Thors corination and once Loki himself is made king.