Today’s batch of Summer Movie Season 2012 paraphernalia includes images and posters from a somewhat belated threequel (Men in Black III), a retooling of a centuries-old tale (Snow White and the Huntsman), a revamping of a cash-cow comic book movie franchise (The Amazing Spider-Man), Schwarzenegger, Willis and Stallone shooting things up in The Expendables 2 - and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which bucks the sequel/reboot trend by being equal parts both.
Check out the full gallery for another look at the new alien hardware in the third (or, as the posters put it, cubed) Men in Black film, along with the namesakes for every one of the aforementioned titles – including a pic that showcases three iconic names in 1980s action entertainment, united together (and not simply trash-talking one another).
Men in Black III
Check out a new poster for the MIB threequel, featuring Will Smith back in black and enjoying his newfound 1960s “ride.” The movie (said to conclude the MIB trilogy) follows Agent J (Smith) back in time to 1969, after a vengeful extraterrestrial named Boris (Jemaine Clement) escapes and exterminates J’s curmudgeonly partner, K (Tommy Lee Jones) in the past.
Whether or not Josh Brolin’s spot-on mimicry of Jones’ mannerisms – while playing a 29-year-old version of K – will be the saving grace for that tired time travel storyline… well, that remains a questionable prospect (for now).
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Men in Black III invades theaters (2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D) around the U.S. on May 25th, 2012.
Source: Stark Industries
Snow White and the Huntsman
Four more international character posters from Snow White and the Huntsman are now available for viewing. The film refashions the famous fairy tale as a Lord of the Rings-style epic, wherein Snow (Kristen Stewart) is mentored by her would-be killer (Chris Hemsworth), in order to lead an uprising against the tyrannical Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron).
Everything from the trailer footage to the ambitious sequel(s) talk has prompted excitement for this new Snow White flick. Hopefully, the final film will ultimately live up to the expectations its marketing has generated.
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Snow White and the Huntsman arrives in U.S. theaters on June 1st, 2012.
Source: IMP Awards
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
An additional image of leads Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Bruce Willis in G.I. Joe 2 has been released. To make it a full meal, there are also new pics featuring Cobra Commander’s forces – including one where the villain’s troops raise the Cobra flag atop the White House. Suffice it to say, Retaliation sees the Joes doing something about that unexpected administration change-up.
Based on what footage we’ve seen so far, Retaliation certainly looks like an improvement on The Rise of Cobra. Whether or not it will also be a good sequel – and not just a “better” one (see: Wrath of the Titans) – is the question.
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G.I. Joe: Retaliation attacks theaters in the U.S. on June 29th, 2012.
The Amazing Spider-Man
Yet another promotional image highlighting the new Spidey (Andrew Garfield) in action has been released, along with a frame from one of the film’s numerous fight scenes. Judging by Peter Parker’s surroundings, it looks as though this could be taken from a sequence that includes a “surprise” appearance (WARNING: Do not click that link if you want to avoid any MILD SPOILERS for the Spidey reboot).
After all the skepticism surrounding ASM since its inception, the film is about to face its greatest challenge yet: not being overshadowed by this summer’s dual superhero movie juggernauts (The Avengers and Dark Knight Rises).
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The Amazing Spider-Man swings into U.S. theaters (2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D) on July 3rd, 2012.
The Expendables 2
Saving the brawniest for last, two new official stills from the Expendables sequel are now online – featuring almost half of “The Dirty Dozen” striking a pose, along with an image of legendary cinematic badasses Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stalllone and Bruce Willis shooting up… something. Who cares, so long as they’re onscreen together for more than 2 minutes, right?
Expendables 2 is another example of a sequel that looks better than its predecessor. Judging by the switch-up in behind-the-scenes personnel, it could even prove to be a downright entertaining, testosterone-fueled romp, on its own.
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The Expendables 2 charges into U.S. theaters on August 17th, 2012.