Are you super-anxious to see Get Smart? Are you bouncing in your seat, anxiously crossing out the days on your calendar until the film comes out? If so, you might want to find a new hobby since it isn't even coming out until next year. However, for you fans and the rest who might be mildly curious, we've got our first image of the film. It isn't much, but it shows the two important pieces that must be good for the film to have any chance at success -- Steve Carell's Maxwell Smart and Anne Hathaway's Agent 99. The said photo is tiny to the right, but you can click here to see it in all its glory.

Beyond the picture, we've also got some news on what this whole remake will entail. Being an update instead of a stuck-in-time remake, director Peter Segal had to find a new force for the pair to fight since communism fell. That force: bureaucracy. "We try to show the disconnect between government agencies as we saw right after 9/11 when the CIA and FBI weren't really communicating." But have no fear, remember that we reported that Terrence Stamp and Ken Davitian have the reigns of KAOS? In the film, KAOS is blackmailing the US by threatening to give other bad guys launch codes for nuclear weapons, so Smart has to find the bombs, stop them and save the world as well. However, he will be doing so with his mentor, Agent 99. That's right, I said mentor. To acknowledge the rise of feminism since the original, the movie will have an origin story about how 99 is a veteran spy who guides the Smart newcomer. I'm not sure how they'll pull that off without seeming ridiculous, but I'm holding out hope.
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