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All beware the 'Men in Black.'

Realizing that going up against the sci-fi super-franchise starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones would sink their 'Battleship,' Universal has moved the seagoing action film from May 25, 2012 to May 18, 2012 to avoid taking on 'Men in Black III.'

ComingSoon.net reports that, with the new release date, the Peter Berg-directed adaptation of the Hasbro game now only faces competition from DreamWorks' 'Madagascar 3,' which is going for a decidedly different audience. All beware the 'Men in Black.'

Realizing that going up against the sci-fi super-franchise starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones would sink their 'Battleship,' Universal has moved the seagoing action film from May 25, 2012, to May 18, 2012, to avoid taking on 'Men in Black III.'

ComingSoon.net reports that, with the new release date, the Peter Berg-directed adaptation of the Hasbro game now only faces competition from DreamWorks' 'Madagascar 3,' which is going for a decidedly different audience.

The summer movie season of 2012 is looking to be one for the books, as it will also feature Marvel's 'The Avengers' (May 4), the 'Star Trek' sequel (June 29), the 'Spider-Man' reboot (July 3rd) and the third 'Batman' (July 20).

Further down the lane in 2012, Warner Bros. is also looking to release their 'Superman' reboot, produced by Christopher Nolan, in time for the holiday season.