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:
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- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- This Means War - Two CIA spies (Tom Hardy and Chris Pine) fall for the same girl (Reese Witherspoon) and battle to win her.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- American Reunion - The American Pie cast reunites for their high school reunion and try to deal with adulthood.
- 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.
- John Carter - A confederate soldier (Taylor Kitsch) finds himself embroiled in another civil war...on the planet Mars.
- 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.
- 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.
- Battleship - When an alien invasion begins at sea, only a a fleet of Naval forces out on a war games exercise can stop it.
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.