Wild Wild West looked like trouble. Hancock looks like anything but.

There’s been less-than-enthusiastic advance word on Will Smith’s big July 4th offering for summer ’08, but the trailer that premiered during American Idol last night (and currently embedded by io9) is pretty damn sensational. Whereas the teaser was front-to-back action comedy, this mayhem-laden spot gives us a taste of the seriousness that allegedly dominates most of the film’s second-half. It’s impossible to determine whether the tones mesh from a two-minute trailer, but, aside from some unfinished f/x (par for the course at this stage of post-production), I have zero complaints. I want to see Hancock now.

Hopefully, Berg conquers the tone issues, and keeps his winning streak going. We’ll find out July 2nd.