Must Watch: Evil Plots Are Afoot in First 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Trailer

December 12, 2011
Source: Machinima

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

"On my orders, the G.I. Joe's were terminated with extreme prejudice." It's only Monday, and this week is shaping up to be a big one for getting audiences pumped for 2012. The first trailer for Men in Black 3 hit this morning and now yet another sequel gets its first trailer with the unveiling of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the sequel that brings back only a few cast members like Channing Tatum from the original 2009 blockbuster and introduces new cast members like Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Ray Stevenson and Adrianne Palicki. If you're looking for more ridiculous action, this seems to be the film to see. Watch!

Here's the first trailer for Jon M. Chu's sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation originally from Machinima:

G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation is being directed by Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2 & 3D, "The LXD", Justin Bieber: Never Say Never) from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick. Channing Tatum returns as Duke, along with Ray Park as Snake Eyes and Lee Byung-hun as Storm Shadow. Other newcomers to the cast include Bruce Willis as General Joseph B. Colton, Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, Ray Stevenson as Firefly, Joseph Mazzello as Mouse, Arnold Vosloo as Zartan, D.J. Cotrona as Flint, and RZA as the Blind Master. Paramount is planning to release G.I. Joe: Retaliation starting on June 29th, 2012 next summer.

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  • was that a hint of the White Stripes? 
    • guest of a guest
      Glitch Mob's remix to Seven Nation Army. Pure head banger..., glitched of course
  • Armeetapus16
    looks fun
  • looks awesome! damn channings character is dead?
  • Imthinking Tyler
    This trailer makes it look like they killed off Duke?
    • Chip_Tha_Ripper
      Thats what I was thinking... But im liking the additions of the rock and willis
      • Lacey
        Yeah, what the heck? Did they kill off Duke?
    • Anon
      they replaced him with the rock's left ear. same acting ability yet cheaper.
      • Daren
        BOOM! haha brilliant.
      • Anon strikes again.
  • Whoahnow
    Looks like it will be a good dumb, just watch and enjoy the action kind of movie.The first part of the trailer reminded me of the beginning attack in transformers 1.
  • truong18
    Looks funny dumb.
  • This looks better then I thought it would. Should be a fun yet dumb summer movie. And there is nothing wrong with that 
  • "You ok?" "I'm ok. You" "My cholesterol's a little high..." Nice scene! Love me some Bruce!
  • This actually looks fun.
  • Um... btw Arnold Vosloo was in the 1st one as Zartan
  • Thexn
    Just a damn shame Sgt. Slaughter isn't young enough to do this anymore. Damned shame.
  • I just realized something..... They're making a GI Joe movie W/O Cobra Commander!!!!! Blasphemy
    • JBrotsis
      I was thinking the same thing??!! As it was going allow, i thought they'd take "The Avengers" approach with the hulk, and not show Cobra/Destro till the end of the trailer, but I guess not. I like the new cast, but I feel Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Rachel Nichols, and Marlon Wayans (sorry bout the copy and paste) did a well enough job to return. However, I just fucking hope that that's Ray Park returning as Snake Eyes!!!! 
    • Anonymous're saying that's not him at 1:01?
      • Just saw him.... it better me Joseph mothafuckin Gordon-Levitt under that mask or I will be very upset
        • Clocker910
          there was a story a couple months ago saying JGL was not going to be in this
    • KWhop
      Cobra commander is there when the president looks at ray stevenson you see the guy with the shiny face.....commander duh!
  • Unplug the brain, it'll be fineee.
  • Nope
    What are you talking about, it showed Cobra Commander, and for a few good seconds at that...he looks waaaaay better than the last movie.
    • I double checked IMDb and Cobra Commander is NOT in the movie whether played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt or anyone else
      • Anon
        I double checked IMDbIMDb LOL
  • Is Channing Tatum's character one of the GI Joes who died in the beginning? If so it's worth a watch.
  • You know when you're standing near the edge of a pool, and out of nowhere your Dad pushes you head first into it?.... THAT's how much I'm in this! Looks very promising indeedy...
  • Tomi
    Where all the different Vipers?? If it had that, Id actually consider seeing it.
  • TK
    THIS LOOKS AWESOME!!! Haha Bruce Willis is winning.
  • Xdynamesx
    wtf happened to everyone
    • TK
      It got better haha
  • Midas247
    Pure Movie action I'm there maybe no story line but love seeing guns chicks and violence
  • Shad
    Cobra Commander is shown at the 1:00-104 mark in the trailer.
    • Anonymous
       Looked awesome, didn't he?
  • Meow
    Is it possible to have even less Tatum in this? If so, sign me up.
    • Chris Amaya
      You mean hate?
  • Tester
    Shouldnt that be Next Summer, not This Summer ?
    • Guest
      Either works.
  • Chris Amaya
    I REALLY REALLY hope Snake Eyes gets more screen time. He was very underutilized in the first one. I'm glad they got rid of Marlon Wayans. I found him to be quite obnoxious in the first one. Overall I like the trailer. It looks like an entertaining summer flick. 
  • Leo
    not a big GI joe fan but looks a lot of fun. the first movie was an OK fun dumb cartoon.......(ish). is Bruce Willis supposed to be John Mclane here? what`s going on?
  • Ike621
    I was nervous when I first saw the trailer but wow...I am there.
  • They're keeping Cobra Commander a secret. He's in it. You can't go by IMDB - they don't have ALL the info just yet.
    • Anonymous
      its osama 😛 hahaa
  • Davidbryan
    good that they took off that dumb lips on the mask of snake eyes he looks better this way, plus isn't Duke like one of the main characters of the whole G.I Joe series??? y kill him off if they did?
    • TK
      Duke wasn't part of the original GI Joe team. It's been an ever changing team so it shouldn't really matter.
    • Anonymous
      yeah, I agree w/ TK, duke was to supposed to die in the animated movie ala' optimus, but due to the fan reaction to optimus, they announced over the radio in the end that duke was gonna be fine.  I personally didn't care too much for the joes portrayed as a large team of international soldiers.  I've always liked the tighter nit group.  A revolving handful is fine with me as long as they kick ass!  😉
  • Anonymous
    hahaha bruce willis 😀
  • Theeye
    Just a thought I don't think Duke is dead..Just go back to GI Joe the animated movie...I am guessing Duke is in a coma.
  • Para
    what an awful song
  • Chris
    Oh look, they've got a British dude playing the US prez. Cool. Oh wait, no, he's "EVIL", that explains it. 😉
  • ………………….
    I am so on this movie's nuts right now. I'm actually gonna have to sit through the first one again to understand this new one.
  • The first movie sucked but it did feature some crazy CG action sequences, like the Paris scene. Was kinda hoping for more of that to be carried over. Thank god they got rid of Marlon Wayan's character! Less Tatum and more Bruce Willis and 'The Rock' works for me!
  • SV7
    Hard to tell... The first had its problems but his looks cheaper, less dynamic and less fun than the first one?  But The Rock is always welcome to the party.
  • I want to like this but after the last one I don't think I can... only thing that could at all redeem it is if Baroness turns out to be fooling Duke and is still aligned with Cobra. Zartan looked great, couldn't even see him, true master of disguise.
  • Manuel
    I thought the first would sucked... and I liked. Now we have Bruce F****** Willis, The Rock and Jonnatan Price. I'm totally in.
  • Richard Canlas
    Umm.. the plot looks EXACTLY like Mission impossible protocol.
  • Richie G
    I never even considered going to see the first one. This is quite the turn around, definitely be keepin an eye out for more news. Good job Chu
  • Anonymous
    I fuckin' love G.I. Joe and even liked the first movie, but this one looks tons better. This will be my most-anticipated movie of next year, hands down...
    • Anonymous
      Ditto, (minus TDR...)  This will be my 2nd Most anticipated flick of the summer 😉
  • GlossGreen
    OK, the first one was horrible. This one...This one looks better.
  • I like this Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol trailer less than the other ones.  I forgot about Bruce Willis being in this.  His last movie went straight to dvd.  Now this?
  • jah p
    This looks pretty good! And that last scene of Snake Eyes sword fighting on the side of that moutain with those Cobra ninjas was insane!!Count me in!!
  • Anonymous
    This is gonna be Filthy.... kinda bummed to see the first cast completely written off like that, but it that feeling lasted for like 5 seconds.
  • This actually looks like it's going to be better than the first one (and that isn't hard to pull off). I'm definitely seeing it for the Rock and Willis.
  • Duck
    Ah I was hoping to see RZA in this trailer.
  • Anonymous
    I didn't see the first one but I'll do it now cause this looks badass.
  • grimjob
    Always trust Bruce Willis.
  • Deeznutz
    Finally, snake eyes looks like a badass! I hated his outfit & mask w/ lips in the first film.
  • Zak2828
    I'm shocked at how much better this looks than the first. Although the first was one of the worst films I've ever seen. So its not saying much.
  • CC is in it showed him in the trailer, also about Duke. I have a feeling he may be in that body sized bag hanging from the cliff w/ Snake Eyes at 2:08 mark in the trailer. Him being in a coma or something of the sort seems likely. Hopefully he does not wake up till the next animated movie.
  • Dustin Hoffman
    Based on the first one, I was sure this would suck... But this looks pretty f'n a. I'm in.
  • stfugtfo
    I wasnt a fan of the first one........but this one looks >>>BADASS<<<
  • andrew
    so Storm Shadow never died in the first one, cause I remember him getting stabbed twice in the chest then falling into ice water. From the trailer it looks like they kill Duke who is a major character in the GI Joes
  • Anonymous
    I liked the first one because of the old school James Bond esque plot (that someone obviously put a LITTLE work into) and the action scenes. Hopefully they show some semblance of a story in this one. Waiting happily with low expectations.
  • Anonymous
    I'm not a fan of the first movie but I will admit that this trailer was fun to watch. It made the film look somewhat interesting.
  • batsupe
    I loved the first one for what it was, great action movie with even match ups between the good guys and bad guys!! 2 secret angencies one good one bad! 2 hot chicks fighting eachother, 2 bad ass ninjas fighting eachother!! It was a great action flick! I like the addition to the cast in this trailer but what happened to Duke?? Its Marlon Wayans character that should be gone and im glad he is but i dont understand why they dissapeared the main character from the last movie?? I repeat... where is Duke??
  • Scene on the cliff looks great. Impressed.
  • Asdelhp
    How to make a good sequel to a horrible movie: Kill off all the sucky actors and then proceed with the second movie. Haha. Just think of the satisfaction it would have given you if they killed Jar Jar Binks off in the first 5 minutes of Star Wars 2. 




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