Two big upcoming comic book movies and one big blockbuster sequel - Or maybe its two big IMAX experience sequels and a 3D reboot. However you want to categorize them, today we have new images from The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol to share.
As three of the biggest movie release on the horizon, there is literally plenty to see here - including one last POTENTIAL SPOILER from The Dark Knight Rises Pittsburgh set.
First, we'll talk about The Amazing Spider-Man. We've seen many images from the film already, including promo images of the new Spidey costume, set images of the stunt action we'll see in the film, and more recently, official images that have provided insight into the overall look and tone of director Marc Webb's take on Spidey. This is all in addition to the Amazing Spider-Man teaser trailer, which gave us a definitive look at the movie's modern-day approach to the character.
In the midst of all this promotional hoopla, however, there has been a complaint (one of many) that fans have raised: a lack of iconic "Spidey poses." Well, if that gripe has been your gripe, you'll need to find a new one: today's Amazing Spider-Man images are nothing BUT Spider-Man poses seemingly lifted from the comic book.
Check out said images below, courtesy of Uruloki:
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises is almost done shooting in Pittsburgh, PA and I for one think that's a good thing. So many set videos and Spoiler images leaked out of the Pittsburgh shoot that this third (and presumably final) chapter in Chris Nolan' s Batman trilogy is virtually an open book in terms of its major action sequences and plot developments. That is, unless Nolan has fooled us all...
Of course, The Dark Knight Rises couldn't leave the fine city of Pittsburgh without dropping at least one more spoilerific image and/or video - and like other spoilers leaked from the set, this latest image is all about the Batman vehicles.
Check out a tumbler caught in one hell of a pothole, courtesy of Superhero Hype:
Now, recent set photos have revealed that bad-boy Bane (Tom Hardy) and his cohorts will have their own arsenal of Tumbler vehicles to use in their assault on Gotham City (they're the camouflaged-colored models). The Tumbler pictured above is obviously of the Camo variety, which suggests that this is NOT another hit being taken by The Dark Knight, but rather part of his "rise" to hero status.
Moreover, it seems that this image has something to do with the recent Batwing chase sequence we saw being filmed. Is the Tumbler pic above a sample of how Batman lays his ariel smackdown? Check out the video of the Batwing chasing camo Tumblers down the street (courtesy of Subaru WRX Fan). It certainly seems like the wreckage we see follows soon after.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
The fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise is also a semi-reboot, which sees Tom Cruise's secret agent Ethan Hunt and his IMF team going rogue to clear their names, after they are implicated as terrorists in the bombing of the Russian Kremlin. The "reboot" part comes into play when Cruise's character hooks up with other secret agents - particularly Jeremy Renner's character, Brandt - who may take the reigns of the franchise off Cruise's well-worn hands.
The Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol trailer suggested that Cruise and his co-stars - Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Ving Rhames and Josh Holloway - will have some witty banter and engaging chemistry as an ensemble, and this new image echoes that sentiment with a picture of some of the IMF crew together looking very tense and distrustful (never trust anyone in spyland).
Check out the image, courtesy of the Mission: Impossible Facebook Page:
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For the record, in the picture we have Cruise, Renner as the shady Brandt, Pegg as gadget-guy Benji Dunn, and Patton in the background as the "honeypot" agent, Jane Carter.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol will be in theaters (and IMAX) on December 21st, 2011
The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters and 3D theaters on July 3, 2012.
The Dark Knight Rises in theaters on July 20, 2012.