Wanna see a bunch of pics featuring Will Smith hanging by a few wires? PopSugar now has a mini gallery of behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Smith's new film John Hancock (or is it just Hancock?). No, it's not a biopic on the first man to sign the Declaration of Independence -- instead, it's another one of them superhero flicks with a twist. In the film, which was previously titled Tonight, He Comes (wonder why that was changed???), Smith plays a down-and-out superhero who isn't feeling much love from the public anymore. He soon finds himself involved in a questionable relationship with the wife (Charlize Theron) of a PR guy (Jason Bateman) who's trying to repair his image.
Hancock is being helmed by Peter Berg (The Kingdom, Friday Night Lights); apparently the fourth choice in a line of directors who were previously attached, then bailed. That list includes Michael Mann, Jonathan Mostow and Gabriele Muccino. Back in May, Latino Review posted another one of their craptastic script reviews for Hancock, spoiling the heck out of the thing, while giving it a C+. In it, they also gripe that putting Smith in a corny superhero suit could ruin things as his character is more of an everyman than a, say, Iron Man. Well, these latest photos definitely show Smith in some sort of suit (looks like black leather with one long stripe across the chest), but it's definitely not in your face. As far as I know, Hancock will not be present at this week's ComicCon, so we'll have to wait awhile for more. As of now, the film is set to arrive in theaters on July 2, 2008.