Rihanna gets her hands on a giant weapon in new Battleship image

First proper look at the singer in action

You might not have guessed it from the trailer, but pop megastar Rihanna is making her movie debut in alien invasion flick Battleship next summer.

Thanks to a new image that's been unveiled, we now have definitive proof that Ri-Ri does actually show up in the movie, and it appears she's packing some serious firepower.

It seems that for her first acting gig she's admirably avoided the token hottie role, which seems to have gone to Brooklyn Decker instead.

The trailer focusses mainly on Taylor Kitsch's naval officer Alex Hopper and his frosty relationship with future pa-in-law Liam Neeson, at least before the mahoosive aliens show up and launch their offensive.

Peter Berg (Hancock, Friday Night Lights) is directing the board game-inspired flick.

If you want to try to catch a glimpse of the back of Rihanna's head, here's that trailer again:

Battleship is set to open on 18 May 2012.

Reckon Rihanna's singer-to-actor transition will be better than the average crossover? Pleased to see her in an action-heavy role? Let us know...

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Aug 7th 2011, 10:40

      I never realised she had such a long neck

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 7th 2011, 18:32

      So many dirty puns, so little time.

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 8th 2011, 0:38

      Hey Dalidab, we agree on something. I don't believe Chris Brown should still have the use of his legs, let alone a 'music career'. Man's a piece of sh*t. Nevertheless I'm a big fan of Rhianna- beautiful woman and a serious set of pipes on her- so I'm hoping this film won't turn out to be the dog turd I expect it to be. Though kudos for her to follow the Alicia Keys route into a low-glamour action movie for her film debut.

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    • DuffyUK

      Aug 8th 2011, 10:58

      @writerdave Theres a first time for everything!

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 8th 2011, 19:27

      You don't need to be straight to like Rhianna's music, but it's good to see your taste in music is as good as your taste in film...

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 8th 2011, 20:56

      You think all female singers music are rubbish? Wow. You really are a complete retard aren't you. Jesus Dalidab just shut up, every time I think you couldn't come off as more of a t**t you manage to sink lower. No one cares about your sexuality- you're the only one who goes on about it. It's cringeworthy.

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 8th 2011, 21:27

      I don't care about your autism, I don't care you're gay, I don't care about you. You're just a whiny little b***h.

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    • oldirtywag

      Aug 9th 2011, 15:03

      HA HA HA!!!! the first gay action hero.... restraining three women.... f@@king priceless!! What were they trying to do kill you for talking? I really do feel for those people that actuallly have to put up with you in real life. I can't imagine what you must be like to work with... even normal people can get on your t**s at work but they all must want to hurt you real bad. xxxx

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    • oldirtywag

      Aug 9th 2011, 15:07

      dalidab1982 is there anyway I can add you on Facebook so I can abuse you via Facebook chat at my hearts content?

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    • DuffyUK

      Aug 11th 2011, 12:10

      Yaaawwnnnnnnn.... Bored of this now. Yet again he's killed another thread.

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