First Look at Taylor Kitsch & Rihanna in ‘Battleship’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated July 12th, 2013 at 9:54 am,

battleship movie images First Look at Taylor Kitsch & Rihanna in Battleship

Battleship Sunk!

In Peter Berg’s Battleship, alien spaceships land in our oceans and stay there because one of their vessels is damaged, setting the scene for some good ol’ naval warfare action. The film will show both our perspective and that of the aliens who are called The Regents and are described as black creatures whose legs spread out like water spiders.

Starring in Battleship are a bunch of young pretty people including Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Alexander Skarsgard and Brooklyn Dekker… and joining them is Tom Arnold. The first set photos of Rihanna and Kitsch in costume have hit the web and you can check out the gallery below.

Battleship is an expensive film with Universal budgeting $200 million towards its production – even though they’re shooting now in beautiful Hawaii, Battleship will not open until the summer of 2012, meaning there will be a ton of post-production work put into the aliens, their ships and the battles between them and the human naval forces.

Just Jared scored the set photos which depict pop star Rihanna and a shorter-haired Taylor Kitsch in navy uniform, prepping to combat alien forces.

I must admit; Kitsch looks entirely different without his usual long hair from Friday Night Lights and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. As for Rihanna, there’s nothing to call out. It’s Rihanna in a navy costume.


The eye candy alone will help sell Battleship, especially with the marketing dollars that will be thrown at the movie, but early feedback on the news coming from the movie’s production so far revolves around questioning some of the casting decisions. Rihanna is there just to help sell the movie but why is Brooklyn Dekker there who has no acting experience? She’s a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model with some TV appearances so she plays into the eye candy as well, a strategy employed by Michael Bay with his choices of female leads for the Transformers movies, of which Dekker almost had a part in replacing Megan Fox. I’m not complaining until I see the final product.

I’m very interested in seeing more from Battleship, especially considering how many alien invasion films moviegoers will be getting over the next two years to compare it to. Battleships fighting UFOs? That’s cool in an of itself and I’m a big supporter of Kitsch and Skarsgard, while also supportive of Rihanna and Dekker having a shot.

Battleship will hit theaters May 18, 2012.

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Source: Just Jared

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  1. I think Battlship sounds like it will be a stupid movie with over the top cg effects. I think it will bring in low numbers at the box office.

    • That’s what I’m thinking.

  2. and shes my idol Rihanna Roicks

  3. I’m more interested in seeing how the aliens will look like.
    And Alexander Skargard

  4. This film is going to be huge. 8-)

  5. My suspicion is that more than half the film will take place in close-quarters on some submarine.

    and I ROFL with the comment of “beautiful people…. and Tom Arnold”.

  6. The aliens do infiltrate the humans ships. I’ve also seen vise versa in some of the concpt art.

    The ships are epic in size that one that’s up there is a small ship compaired to some of the mother ships.

    • where can i see the concept art?

    • Well we know the aircraft carrier is bigger. It can take 5 hits where as the battleship pictured above can only take 4 hits. It’s that damn torpedo boat that is so hard too find. Grrr….

  7. Calling It now, Tag line: Battleship Sinks at Box office

  8. this is so dumb.
    they really will make a movie about anything wont they.

  9. You can’t handle the concept art,,,

    And you have to know somebody on the film,,, ;-)

  10. Funny that people are already claiming this will fail at the box-office. There will be so much marketing for this come 2012 (unless you-know-what happens). It will be the next Transformers franchise, crap at heart, big on entertainment. That’s my guess. I’m actually looking forward to it. We’ll see though… nothing is anything until you see it for yourself.

  11. So, what’s gonna be the excuse for naval battles?
    Planes and missiles suddenly stopped workin’?

    Also, “Battleship”… they gonna recommision the Iowa-class? Precious few battleships left nowadays.

  12. Rihanna? Uniform? I’m there!

  13. If you guys want to see Rihanna acting. Watch Bring It On 2. You’ll laugh. My girl was telling me about it. Didn’t believe her and when I saw it on Youtube I was sadden. God help her with this film.

  14. “So, what’s gonna be the excuse for naval battles?
    Planes and missiles suddenly stopped workin’?”

    My guess would be the aliens will have some kind of technology that will relegate those weapons useless.

    • Alien: ” try b15 commander! try b15!! we’ll wipe the humans off the face of this mud ball!!”

      Human: “God help us if they choose b15, if that happens, God help us all”

      the suspense is killing me.

    • And what the alien’s excuse? Why don’t they just nuke the navy from orbit?

  15. The navel fleet is conventional and high tech looking. I’m guessing they pull out the adavanced navel ships toward the end of the film?


  17. I fear the human obsession for creating storylines involving angry invading aliens is actually pis*ing some very benign creatures who might be game to fulfill this ‘prophecy’.

  18. Lol,,,

    benign creatures,,,

  19. How in the god damn hell did this movie get $200 million and halo can’t even get started? Peter berg is good but they had Peter Jackson running the show, not directing but still.

  20. what would be funny is if Berg announced a casting change..”now in this role, we’ll be having Chris Brown taking over”

    • Just keep his woman beating ass as far from Rihanna as possible if that happened.

      • i dont think it would happen lol

  21. I will see the movie, if only for Alex Skarsgard.