The New Chuck Poster is Kickin'

A good promotional poster should always sum things up quickly and nicely, to let the audience know what it's getting into. And the art for the third season of Chuck does just that.

NBC released the promo today and it's got everything we're expecting from the next Chuck chapter, with star Zachary Levi caught mid-flying-kick as he delivers the heel of his Converse sneaks straight to the jaw of some chump. Season Three will see Agent Bartowski dishing out more physical action, as his latest download of the Intersect also includes the ins and outs of Tae Kwon Do, street brawling, and every other knuckle-up fighting style.

And of course we have the lovely Sarah in the background, showing off her stems in true McG fashion, with the whole scene punctuated by the tagline "No More Mr. Nice Spy."

The only thing missing from the poster is any mention of Buy More, which might be less utilized this season.

Are you excited about the direction Season Three is taking? Or do you prefer Chuck as the accidental spy?

Chuck returns to NBC January 10.

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i love it :D im looking forward to it :D
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The ending of last season's finale had me nearly shaking in awesomeness, so of course I want more spy-Chuck, as long as he still has a nerdy side...
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poster is awesome.cant wait for chuck !! :P
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I love the old Chuck but this new one must be awesome too! I just can't wait !
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I love the poster!
Really looking forward to this season!
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This is gonna be great
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I love the new poster, I'm ready for the new storyline, the new poster is awesome,and I can't wait for the show's return. I only have one complaint: They couldn't fit Adam Baldwin into the picture somewhere?!
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To me, juggling between the spy stories, the Buy More angle and the "now-on now-off"ness between Chuck and Sarah was starting to get repetitive. In fact, it looked like they were dangerously close to settling into a sitcom-type formula right in the third or fourth episode of the first season, but they've been trying really hard to mix things up and pull the concept into a longer story arc. One thing it's always been is fun and likeable, thanks in large part to the protagonists, and that's basically why I've been watching it. So mixing up that action with some a**-kicking can only help!

Although I don't think they'll abandon the Buy More angle. In fact, there is scope for renewed hilarity there as maybe he avoids accidents caused by one of his bumbling co-workers with some acrobatic moves - without wanting to, just like a 'flash' - leaving everyone wondering what's going on!
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for money issues = mix of "for money reasons" and "because of money issues" (my fingers type faster than my brain can think xD)
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and what I forgot to mention: I haven't seen Casey in any of the previews. Coincidence (or spontaneously occurring blindness) or was the actor (Adam Baldwin) kicked off the show for money issues?
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Hey. where's the colonel?
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This is awesome, not that i felt the show needed any kind of reboot. Its going to be very James Bond :)
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"Are you excited about the direction Season Three is taking? Or do you prefer Chuck as the accidental spy? "

i think i will wait and see where this season 3 takes us and then i will gladly comment this.
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Thanks wackyanne! They don't have the full seasons on nbc.com but they do have the pilot, so I can at least watch that. I'll see if I can find the rest of it somewhere...including Netflix. :)
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I am so excited for this new season of Chuck. I think it will be interesting to see how they keep still keep him as nerdy Chuck, which is the appeal
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jjab73, I believe NBC is now showing both seasons so far of Chuck online at NBC.com. If not, check hulu, or other less legit sites, or rent them. I only caught the show last spring, but got so hooked, I burned through them like marshmallows on a stick. Tons of fun, action & laughs. So glad it got saved from cancellation - and I thank my fellow fans for all their hard work to that end!
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Good promo, and good show. I’m glad this third season is different from the others. It will shake things a little bit and it will avoid us getting tired of the show. Love you Yvonne :)
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chuck 2.0, this show still reminds of "UPN" version called "JAKE 2.0"
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Cool poster!

He still be an incidental spy kinda just with awsome skills now haha wich he lacked the previous 2 seasons...
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I'm looking forward to it because I am really curious as to how the writers are going to continue the show. Anyway, about the poster: it is a good poster, but honestly - without Sarah in the background and the sign at the bottom I wouldn't have recognized Zachary Levi. Are you sure it's him? He looks so different, but in a weird way :/
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it is definitely going to be a new Chuck. Half the humor of the first two seasons were his dealing with being stuck as a spy and the codependency between Chuck and Sarah & Casey. Either the writers will surprise me, or they will butcher what amounts to my favorite show on tv.
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I don't think Chuck is a "full fledged" spy now? I think that the new Intersect will give him powers at unexpected times, which can make for hilarious situations.
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I've never seen and episode, but the promo has me reconsidering...so do I find/watch seasons 1 & 2 or just pick up from here?
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I love me some Chuck, but come on--he looks like an older Greg Brady here!
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I think the "accidental spy" role gave the writer's more to work with that does the "bad-ass spy" role. But who really cares? We watch to see Yvonne in something sexy anyway, right?
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I love it! Looking forward to season 3.
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emma, couple points if you've been following development



* Chuck is still going to be groing into this role as S3 progresses, so it's not like he's going to instantly be a cold, emotionless superspy



* The Intersect abilities aren't always going to work precisely BECAUSE of his emotions.



* Part of Chuck's personal arc is going to be that conflict over the "nice guy" he is, and the things he's going to have to do as a spy. It's going to be an interesting dynamic to watch play out.



The writers aren't abandoning the core of who Chuck is, they're just adding new complications.
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I think they just photoshopped Zach and Yvonne onto a poster for the next Transporter movie
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Where is Casey? Chuck goes bad-ass :P
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I am so excited the new direction this show is taking. Having him as an accidental spy was cool but now he is super-spy. So cool.
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Plus, he looks really violent, angry and unsympathetic there. If this is the direction the show is heading, I won't be watching anymore. The writers promised that the Chuck's underdog quality would remain intact, so why on earth are they coming up with a poster like that?
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I'm not really excited about what the poster is trying to suggest. I absolutely love peaceful and nice Chuck, I don't want him to turn into a some super cool fighting machine all of a sudden.
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Can't wait for this to come back on air.
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Zach's hair kinda looks ugly. But Yvonne looks great as always. The picture is really cool!
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aside from the lack of casey, the poster kicks ass. can't wait for the premiere, i think this season could be worth waiting for!
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lovely poster.
I just hope he will fit for the character.

I love to see zachary play as chuck as beeing the "nice guy".
So we will have to wait & see if he can take on a tuffer guy.

cant wait :)
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this is good, always hated the fact that he could not defend himself. hope casey will still be around
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i agree where is casey?
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Ditto to the Where's Casey sentiment.
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Good TV Show
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WHERE'S CASEY???
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WHO'S THAT ON THE POSTER !??!!??!
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i love CHUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Isn't he still kind of like an accidental spy? The clip they released awhile back showed him accidentally learning how to play guitar. I'm betting its going to be awesome.
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This was just great! It was revealed at the season 2 finale and I thought it's a great twist!
Dealing with all these abilities all of a sudden will also be really funny.
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Chuck as the accidental spy was fun, but if they didn't change it up soon it was going to reach it's breaking point. I love the look of season 3 so far and can't wait!
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Meh.. poster looks okay I guess
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That hardly looks like Zach Levi!
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Promo shots have included scenes at the Buy More, but how can they possibly get both Chuck, Morgan, Anna, AND Big Mike back into their old jobs in a way that isn't contrived?
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I'm sooo pysched!
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