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24 April 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  

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A new promo for Hancock premiered during US TV show American Idol last night, and you can now watch it below.

Hancock stars Will Smith as a superhero who loses favour with the public thanks to his surly, booze-sodden ways. He then employs a PR man (Jason Bateman) to spruce up his image, but that working relationship leads to further complications.

Is it possible for a Will Smith movie to be a sleeper hit? He's a man of enormous opening weekends, but this film is operating under a different level of anticipation than most blockbusters this year. Everything shown from it so far looks like terrific fun and, in a summer where many films will have to be masterpieces to satisfy expectant fans, a movie that's simply silly, original fun could do very well.

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Cool as hell in my opinion, Smith back on form after I am Legend.  What a year for film this will be. Ironman, Speed Racer, Indy IV, Wanted, Hulk, TDK, Hellboy II, Harry Potter 6, Bond, Wall-E, Hancock and others.  Absolutely excellent. Bring em on!! More

Posted by kinge247 at 11:33 on 25 April 2008 | Report This Post

to be honest despite the funnys it seems kinda melancholy, More

Posted by drake22 at 22:53 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

L: Bubba76 Love the bit where he throws the girl into the air! hahahahaha Dont u mean little boy? Its the kid who played young micheal myers in the new halloween.   Looks like it could be fun, Smith needs a decent movie after i am legend More

Posted by Frank Castle at 21:56 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

who's the villain!
wow great action!! and its soo witty!! who's the villain? anyone knows? More

Posted by fantasy89 at 21:36 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

who's the villainn
wow great action!! and its soo witty!! who's the villain? anyone knows? More

Posted by fantasy89 at 21:35 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

Love the bit where he throws the girl into the air! hahahahaha More

Posted by Bubba76 at 19:20 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

Bloody hell, that just shot up in my most anticipated list!
That was a lot better than the original trailer, that's not to say I hated the first one, but this one made it look a bit more epic, rather than a total cheesefest. Can't wait to see it now. More

Posted by captainrentboy at 18:47 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

i, Robot reminiscence
When he says "Do I look like I care what you think," i half expected him to follow it up with "Do I look like I give a S**T what you think?" as he said it just like he did from i, robot. Looks quality though. Good FX, good laughs and a great actor. Should be good More

Posted by swordsandsandals at 17:28 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

Write the feem tune sing the feem tune.
So i guess there will be another Will Smiff number one this summer? Film looks good though. More

Posted by bigmurds at 13:22 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

This looks like Will Smith doing what he does best - so it can hardly fail. More

Posted by holsy at 12:55 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Any supervillain?
Been looking forward to this one since I first saw the teaser. Most of Smith's big movies like this one turn out alright. This one has got that fresh take on a super hero movie. Only thing I was slightly disapointed about seeing this new bit of footage is that he's gonna try and sobre up by the end of the movie. Its nice that theres a curve to the story - but I was looking forward to him being a crap hero all the way through :) More

Posted by Chrisseh at 12:14 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

Any supervillain?
My money is on Charlize turning out to be some sort of supervillainess. More

Posted by TomSolo at 12:07 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

Looks Ace!
Sleeper hit indeed. More

Posted by famousguy at 11:37 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

I liked the look of the first trailer, but it hadn't given us much. This is showing some good action, laughs and even a smidge of character - what more can we ask for! I think Peter Berg has a nice little career set up for him. His films are quality and fun, without being either too fluffy or too serious. More

Posted by Acho at 11:37 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Excellent!
I take back the negativity i put on this film. looks like right fun  More

Posted by kumar at 10:37 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

This looks like the best Smith blockbuster since Men In Black, I really hope it delivers! I loved that line about liquor on his breath: "That's coz I've been drinking!" High hopes for this one, it's quite cool that it's under everyone's radar at the moment. More

Posted by britesparc at 10:03 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

Looks like it could be Smith V Jones then...
This summer might have some good movies after all! OBVIOUSLY I'm awaiting the return of Dr Jones like Harrison waiting for a hit (sorry big H), but Mr Smith seems to be on fine form in this. Who wrote it? Why can't there be more original, fun stuff like this? Comic book movies already have an audience and you'll at least get a big opening to them (before everyone finds out they're a puile of doo-doo). Then again, isn't the whole once great-now a bit fat and lazy superhero kinda like Mr Incr More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 09:46 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

Looks good
This good be great. Its got action, comedy but can it stand up against other big films? More

Posted by Ricorodrigeuz at 09:40 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

It does look good above, Looks like a good fun summer film, and with a twinge of sadness attached to TDK it will make a nice change to see womething light hearted...Indy 4 will be poor before anyone says anything. More

Posted by quagmire at 09:19 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

RE: This looks good Mr Smith
Loving everything i see about this film. think it'll be a big hit on word of mouth alone. either that or there'll be a massive publicity campaign closer to release. More

Posted by livewire at 09:10 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

This looks good Mr Smith
This looks like it could be a great summer hit. It's got comedy, action, a great cast and could prove another huge hit for Will Smith. Looking forward to seeing it in a summer of some huge and exciting films. Bring on the summer!!!!... and hopefully some great weather too. More

Posted by Stevie at 08:22 on 24 April 2008 | Report This Post

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