Movie Image Roundup: ‘Spider-Man’ ‘Hunger Games’, ‘Battleship’, ‘Men in Black 3′ & More

2 years ago by  

A lot of websites are still in the midst of offering movie fans a preview glance at the upcoming films of 2012. While not quite as extensive (or informative) as our own Screen Rant 2012 movie preview, some of these other sites instead have the fringe benefit of debuting new images and photos from a variety of films, so today we’ve collected 17 new images we thought you SR readers would like to see.

If you have any interest in films like Peter Berg’s big screen adaptation of the Battleship board game, Lionsgate’s adaptation of The Hunger Games, Pixar’s first princess fairytale, Brave, Judd Apatow’s return to Knocked Up universe with the spin-off film This is 40, or Sony’s new look for The Amazing Spider-Man - then be sure to take a minute to browse through our gallery.

The images come our way courtesy of the LA Times‘ ‘Year in Movies’ preview. After the gallery of images you’ll  find a quick breakdown of each film, listed in order in which they appear in the gallery. Click any movie title to learn more about that film:

  1.  The Amazing Spider-Man - A reboot of the Spider-Man movie franchise in which an orphaned Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) tries to live life as a modern NYC teenager while battling super villains like The Lizard (Rhys Ifans).
  2. The Hunger Games - Teenager Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) enters a deadly competition in order to spare her little sister, and in doing so, pushes a futuristic fascist nation into civil unrest.
  3. Mirror Mirror - The “Snow White” fairytale re-imagined as a whimsical and comedic kids film. Lily Collins plays Snow White, Julia Roberts is the evil queen.
  4. Snow White and the Huntsman - A different version of “Snow White,” re-imagined as a Lord of the Rings fantasy adventure tale. Kristen Stewart plays Snow White, Charlize Theron is the evil queen.
  5. Men in Black III - Agent J (Will Smith) must travel back in time to stop an alien from killing off a younger version of Agent K (Josh Brolin/ Tommy Lee Jones), thereby putting the universe in peril.
  6. Rock of Ages - A movie based on the Broadway hit, in which a young couple heads to the big city with dreams of Rock n’ Roll fame. Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin lead an ensemble cast.
  7. Premium Rush - An NYC bike messenger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is sent to deliver a package, and finds out he’s carrying something that some bad people will kill for.
  8. This Means War - Two CIA spies (Tom Hardy and Chris Pine) fall for the same girl (Reese Witherspoon) and battle to win her.
  9. This is 40 - In this spin-off, Knocked Up couple Debbie (Leslie Mann) and Pete (Paul Rudd) deal with the challenges of entering their 40s.
  10. The Three Stooges - A series of short segments looking at the lives of the titular Stooges (Moe, Larry and Curly) trying to make it in the real world.
  11. The Gangster Squad - A team of LA cops (including Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling) try to keep an East Coast gangster (Sean Penn) from moving into LA.
  12. American Reunion - The American Pie cast reunites for their high school reunion and try to deal with adulthood.
  13. The Pirates! A Band of Misfits - The minds behind Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run offer a new claymation adventure, this time about…well, pirates.
  14. John Carter - A confederate soldier (Taylor Kitsch) finds himself embroiled in another civil war…on the planet Mars.
  15. Brave - In this Pixar princess tale, a young celtic princess decides to live life on her own terms – but in winning her freedom, she unleashes an ancient evil upon her kingdom.
  16. Jack the Giant Killer - A young man (Nicholas Hoult) must save a princess from a group of monstrous giants, whose feud with humanity has been re-ignited.
  17. Battleship - When an alien invasion begins at sea, only a a fleet of Naval forces out on a war games exercise can stop it.

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There you have it, a handful of fairytale re-imaginings, some reboots, sequels and spin-offs, a few literary adaptations, a board game movie, and a couple of original ideas. Seems par for the course as far as movies go, these days.

Which film in the gallery are you most excited for?

For more 2012 movie images, be sure to check out the LA Times Gallery.

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  1. Why does Peter Parker in this  The Amazing Spider-Man looks like his on drugs?

    • cause he always gets beat up? <.<

  2. John Cater?

    I thought it was “John Carter on Mars.”

    • It was ‘John Carter OF Mars’, but they shortened it to ‘John Carter’…

      Old news

  3. Kofi, it seems you forgot the new Avengers image (featuring Cap):
    http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/169233-new-photos-from-marvels-the-avengers-and-skyfall

    • @ TheAvenger

      Nope, we saw them. The Cap one is a scan taken (stolen?) from a magazine. We don’t post those.

      The Skyfall Bond image was…not really up our alley.

      • Oh okay…
        I didn’t know about the Cap image being illegal.
        As for the 007 pic, I can agree, not really something most of us ranters would be interested in.

        • TheAvenger,

          “Illegal” isn’t really the right word – we just don’t think it’s right to post scans from the inside of magazines, since they have those pics in order to encourage people to buy a particular issue. Covers, no problem.

          Vic

          • I don’t think we would mind some scans of Playboy. :-D

      • I don’t understand. The Skyfall image is striking. Nice composition. I like the contrast between the light in the pool and the dark surrounding Bond. And you can see from his arms and back that Craig is back in fighting shape (he looked kind of thin in Cowboys & Aliens). Plus, the movie will definitely be better than the Three Stooges or Battleship, and you showed images from those.
        What exactly do you mean by “not really up our alley”?

  4. The Hunger Games!

  5. What do you think about Men In Black 3 ? Do you think it’ll be better than mib1 and mib3 ?

    • Well… I couldn’t possibly say if MIB3 might be better than MIB3? ;)

      I do think that it’ll be better than MIB2 though… but I’m not sure that it can beat the original.

    • Howard The Duck was better than MIB2.
      Wait,..I didn’t even see Howard The Duck, that’s how bad MIB2 was.

  6. Why did they make Spidey’s suit look like a dirty red basketball? Terrible.

  7. oh better wait snow white and the huntsman perfect i love it

  8. I think Effie in the Hunger Games, looks just as over the top as I pictured her while reading the books. So excited!

  9. Looks like 2012 is gonna be a good year for movies.
    Not as good as 2011, but good just the same..

    Thanks for wetting our appetites.

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