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New Batch of Photos from Ben Stiller's Night at the Museum 2

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November 20, 2008
Source: USA Today

New Batch of Photos from Ben Stiller's Night at the Museum 2

One of the few movies I'm not looking forward to next summer is Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian, the sequel to Ben Stiller's holiday comedy from 2006. Alas, there are plenty of fans of the first film, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt this time (at least until we get a trailer). USA Today has our first look at a new batch of photos from the film, most of which include Stiller and/or one of the many comedic faces that appear in the sequel. They're expanding the fantastical universe from the Museum of Natural History in the first movie to the Smithsonian this time - and that means so many more historical characters will be coming to life. If you're at all excited for the sequel, then definitely take a look!

"The range of comic talent, from legendary and well-established to the up-and-coming and new, was part of the casting strategy," director Shawn Levy explains. In addition to Ben Stiller, comedians Ricky Gervais, Robin Williams, Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd, Christopher Guest, Hank Azaria, Bill Hader, and Jonah Hill all appear in the film as well. This time it's the Evil Pharaoh Kahmunrah (played by Azaria) that Stiller must battle. He believes he must defeat Stiller in order to take over the world, but along the way, he loots Smithsonian exhibits, including Muhammad Ali's boxing robe. Click any of the photos for a few more!

Night at the Museum 2

Night at the Museum 2

Night at the Museum 2

Night at the Museum 2

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian is again directed by Shawn Levy, of Big Fat Liar, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Pink Panther, and the first Night at the Museum as well. Original screenwriters Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon (of "Reno 911!" fame) are back and they're joined by Simon Kinberg, of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Jumper. Night at the Museum 2 will arrive in theaters everywhere on May 22nd, 2009 next summer. Who will win this fight: Terminator or Larry Daley?

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  • GreaT
    Why do i get the feeling this movie will fail.
  • I thought the original was very watchable but never elevated itself into anything above just an OK movie. The sequel should be better! Chuck
  • Carl Denham
    Looking forward to Robin Williams as Teddy R more than anything. Stop complaining about this movie! It's good because it possibly gets kids into their history classes a little bit, and we all know American students need that now more than ever. Not for adults, so big deal!
  • Nate
    The first was a fun movie, that is great to watch with the family. Its nice to have an enjoyable movie, that I can sit and watch with my son, that isn't a stupid, mind numbing screaming/yelling fest like Sponge-Bob...
  • Carl Denham
    #4 Nate hit the nail on the head. Almost every entertainment program aimed at kids these days is a total whack-fest that teaches kids nothing other than how funny a fart joke is. I can remember when I was a kid, being entertained by Jonny Quest on minute and learning a little bit of real science and morality on the side. We are in desperate need of quality kids' programming, and movies like Night at The Museum are at least a step in the right direction.
  • icke
    AAAAUUUUUGHHHHHHHH! Boooooooooooriiiiiiiiiiiiiiing!!!!!!!
  • big r
    I liked the first one and cant wait to see this. Its a nice movie to enjoy.
  • What? No shout out love for Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart? She would be the ONLY reason to see this Stiller suckfest.
  • cyn
    #8 I love Amy Adams as Earhart! I agree. she's a great choice. The first one wasnt that great, but I'd see this one for her.
  • dave13
    I loved the first film. it was a very fun movie. nothing special, but a fun movie to watch and enjoy nonetheless. and if a film can accomplish that at least, its not a failure. granted, I doubt i'll pay to watch this either...
  • yoyo
    is this a joke?
  • dac_fan
    A very fun, and childish movie that I enjoy watching once or twice a year. Can't wait for the second Johna Hill is one of the funniest actors there is. Its a shame he dosen't do more acting.
  • Lady Aerin
    Hell of a cast. I might actually be convinced to see this one.
  • Tim"Cloverfield"
    Wow, I think this will be......oh no it his Stiller in it. Ok, my bad. One word. LAME! check that, the only thing worse than Nick Cage on film is Stiller.
  • D-9
    NO!
  • avoidz
    At least it's not a reboot.

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