Today we have new images from two high-profile blockbuster sequels coming in 2012: the third chapter in the Men in Black movie franchise (aptly titled Men in Black III), as well as the second chapter (which is also something of a fresh start) for the G.I. Joe movie franchise, G.I. Joe Retaliation.

Check out the full gallery for some looks at the alien creatures created for MIB3 by multi-Oscar-winning makeup artist Rick Baker (Star Wars, Planet of the Apes) – as well as the characters (besides headliners Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis) that will appear  in G.I. Joe 2.

Men in Black III

Check out the aliens in Men in Black III that were featured in Entertainment Weekly. The threequel sees Agent J (Will Smith) traveling back time to save Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) from being assassinated by a nefarious biker alien played by Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement (pictured sporting the googles-for-eyes look):

Men in Black III will be in theaters on May 25, 2012.

Source: EW

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Equal parts sequel and ‘fresh approach’ reboot, G.I. Joe: Retaliation sees the world’s premiere peacekeeping force targeted by assassination by Cobra. Spy master Zartan (Arnold Vosloo) – who is still disguised as the U.S. President after the events of the first film – uses his new face and position of power to mark the Joe team down as threats to national security, thereby making them targets of the very nation they’re sworn to protect.

Most of the Joes get wiped out (including, we’re hoping, Channing Tatum’s character Duke), but Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) manages to piece together the remaining team members – including Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki), Flint (D.J. Cotrona), Snake Eyes (Ray Park), his protege Jinx (Elodie Young) and “the original” Joe Colton (Willis) – to get revenge.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be in theaters on June 29, 2012.

Sources: Stark Industries (via Collider)