USA Today's 2012 Preview Includes the First 'Bourne Legacy' Photo

January 5, 2012
Source: USA Today

James Bond / Aaron Cross

Gather round, time to take a gander at some new photos for the year ahead, thanks to USA Today. The paper recently posted a digital gallery of "12 movies to look for in 2012", naming films like The Amazing Spider-Man, Breaking Dawn: Pt 2, The Dark Knight Rises, Brave and The Hunger Games, and including photos from each. While most of them we've seen before, about six in particular featured brand new photos, which you can see selected below. They've got a official photo from Casino Royale in place of a real Skyfall image, and our first shot of Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross in The Bourne Legacy, that's shooting now.

Click on any of these to see the full 2012 gallery on USA Today, where these images aren't that much bigger.

2012 Preview - The Avengers2012 Preview - The Bourne Legacy

2012 Preview - The Hobbit2012 Preview - Prometheus

Update: The first Bond one below is apparently just a still from Casino Royale, so it's not even new at all.

2012 Preview - James Bond2012 Preview - Snow White and the Huntsman

2012 Preview - Men in Black 32012 Preview - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

We also added stills from Men in Black 3 (L) and Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R) that just arrived.

All of these are your basic nondescript stock shots of people standing and giving a stern "acting" look. I love the imagery for Prometheus and Hobbit, which is why I had to include them, but I'm looking forward to seeing more from Bourne Legacy and Skyfall soon. Top to bottom: Marvel's The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, arrives May 4th; The Bourne Legacy, directed by Tony Gilroy, arrives August 3rd; The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, directed by Peter Jackson, hits on December 14th; Prometheus, directed by Ridley Scott, arrives June 8th; Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes, arrives November 9th; and Snow White and the Huntsman, directed by Rupert Sanders, hits June 1st. What are you excited for?

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  • Tom
    That Bond picture is from Casino Royale.
    • Yep you're right, thanks. Well that sucks, what a crap out USA Today. Not even remotely new photos being used for a 2012 preview? Lame.
    • Rosalee
       I can deal with it..............looks good to me whether it is CR or Skyfall................
  • McWilly
    Soooo F'n Pumped!
    2012: The most anticipated year in film (for me). If everything goes according to plan this is going to be awesome. ^^
    • Apocalypto
      You got that right seeing we may have less than a year to live. Lets just say the year in film wants to go out in a bang 😛
      • Xerxexx
        I'm sure 99.9999 percent of the worlds population is not even remotely worried about a so called end o' world scheme...2012 is only an end for bad movies! wait that is not possible...hopefully the good out weighs the bad movies.
        • DAVIDPD
          True that Xerx. Don't forget that Journey 2, Madagascar 3, MIB 3, Ice Age Continental Drift, Battleship, Halloween 3D, and a couple more. But those are just the big budget stinkers. Overall, the ratio will be unprecedentedly high in the good to bad scale.
          • Al
            Yeah, sure theres some bad. But DKR, Avengers, Prometheus, Gravity, Expendables 2 (fingers crossed at least), Les Miserables, The Great Gatsby, The Hobbit, and Django Unchained. Seriously, how can a single year have all of these?!
  • Al
    Captain America, Thor, a new Bourne character, James Bond, and Bilbo Baggins. Now theres an Avengers I'd love to see. 
    • Anonymous
      Nah. I'd rather have Batman, Wolverine, Deadpool, Wild Weasel and Ravage as my Avengers. For all the uncool kids: Wild Weasel is the Cobra Rattler pilot and Ravage is the panther/cassette Decepticon from the original Transformers.
  • Buzzfunk
    Im sorry but Renner is so so overrated, it's not even funny. No matter if you did or didn't like IM4, Cruise made it obvious that Renner lacks acting skills. He seemed flat, boring and added nothing to the franchise that made me want to look forward to another MI. 
    • JL
      Did you not see Dahmer, The Hurt Locker, or The Town?
      • Anonymous
        Lets not forget SWAT.  All kidding aside, Renner was pretty badass in that too. 
        • JL
          I completely forgot about that.  The last time I watched it was when it was new, and back then, Colin Farrell was the center of attention. Also, I was really sympathetic to his character in 28 weeks later.
    • Anonymous
       I don't think he's suppossed to. Tom Cruise is the reason to see MI...
  • Anonymous
    Can't wait for Bond and the new Bourne...




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