Up until now, we've seen glimpses of Stacee Jaxx. They've mostly been of the big tattooed wings on his back and his totally ripped torso. But in the just-released extended trailer for the movie remake of the smash Broadway jukebox musical "Rock of Ages," we finally get to hear a bit more from Tom Cruise as faded '80s metal icon Jaxx. In the final scene of the new two-and-a-half minute extended trailer, Cruise sings Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive" like an arena-rocking champ as sparks rain down from the rafters and his flowing mane of hair and tight leather pants drive the crowd into a frenzy.
It just goes to show that all the research Cruise did to nail Jaxx paid off. "I just kind of studied the whole time period and read a lot of books," he told MTV News of his preparation for the role. The clip shows off even more of the star-stuffed cast, including a mustachioed Paul Giamatti, eternally psyched crowd-surfing club promoter Alec Baldwin, narrator Russell Brand, nerdy journalist Malin Akerman and, yes, a monkey in a studded leather jacket named "hey, man." We also hear from aspiring rocker Diego Boneta as starry-eyed aspiring rocker Drew Boley, as well as the girl of his dreams, Julianne Hough as they duet on the classic Hair-metal ballad "Heaven" by Warrant. Back in February, Hough had nothing but praise for Cruise's previously untapped musical chops. "Oh, he's fantastic," Hough said. "If I remember correctly, I hear his ... grandparents or something were opera singers, so he has this tone and this pitch that is incredible." Catherine Zeta-Jones is resplendent in her pink pantsuit as the uptight Patricia Whitmore, who is determined to shut down the filthy Ages club. And a hilarious Baldwin is there at every turn to make her skin crawl, with lines such as, "Oh my God, I just threw up ... in my pants." Mary J. Blige gets a bit of shine as wise club veteran Justice Charlier, telling Hough, "The stage is a pedestal. When you're up there, you're untouchable." The movie, which opens on June 15, also features "Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston and Will Forte.