After the airing of “American Idol” yesterday (my sympathies, Paul McDonald fans!), the newest trailer for “Cowboys and Aliens” aired. This trailer showed more of the film (and for the guys, more of Olivia Wilde’s naked torso).

The trailer, found below this story, shows Daniel Craig’s character Jake Lonergan, who wakes up in the desert, not knowing his name or his past. The only thing he seems to know how to work is the weird contraption on his arm, the contraption being from aliens who plan to take over the world. Other characters seen in the trailer are Harrison Ford’s character Col. Woodrow Dolarhyde and, of course, Oliva Wilde’s character, Ella.

The only gripe I’d have is Ella. Since I’m sensitive to this sort of thing, I’m not sure if I like the fact that Oliva Wilde is playing a character whom I’m assuming is a Native American (she says “my people” in the trailer, so, since this is a Wild West film, I have to assume she’s playing a Native American). I won’t go deep into that, though. In any case, the film, directed by Jon Favreau, will be in theaters July 29 of this year.

What do you think about the film? Sound off in the comments below.

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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