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Dwayne Johnson Says 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Will Have New 3D Scenes

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May 24, 2012
Source: Twitter

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

For good reason, plenty of people are quite baffled by the last minute decision by Paramount Pictures to push back G.I. Joe: Retaliation from its June 29th release date this summer to a March 29th release in 2013. The reason given was for a 3D conversion so that the film could do better at the box office. Honestly, if that was the case, they would've shot the film in 3D from the beginning. Instead, this seems like an excuse to give a lackluster blockbuster a less competitive release window and make money back with 3D inflation. And evidence of that comes from a brief statement on Twitter from Dwayne Johnson about the 3D news.

According to Johnson's Twitter, when he responded to a follower, he says the nine month wait will be worth it because production was "Designing new scenes to enhance 3D.” That's what we call reshoots, and that means Paramount is not happy with the final product. This isn't merely a nine month delay for a 3D post-conversion, but a delay to try and salvage what might not be all that great of a sequel. It's bad news all around, and honestly, the pressure will be on for this film to be awesome if they're taking more time to design new scenes for 3D. Everyone is expecting just a fun popcorn flick, but now Paramount has to deliver something more, and spend another round of millions on the marketing. It's ridiculous.

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  • BinaryChaos
    They might as well just reboot it and give it to Joss Whedon to direct or just scrap the movie completely.
    • Chris Amaya
      Seems to be the answer to everything these days. Give it to Whedon lol
      • http://www.facebook.com/StromboliSyndrome Steven Morgan
         That is because Avengers fanboys act like it was the coming of christ
        • Mooreworthyfitness
          woe verily I say to you for blaspheming the name of Whedon. 
        • http://twitter.com/cwdestroy Christopher Dean
          Jesus. You again? Why don't you get off your high horse and stop bashing the Avengers; you didn't enjoy it we get it!
          • Buzzfunk
            Calm down there. Everyone has the right to their opinion. Dont like it dont read it.  Personally, I thought the avengers was average at best. It does not take a lot to get the 'masses' love something that really has zero substance (looking at you Transformers) and there's always a group of people just not impressed by a bunch of superheros fighting...*yawn* aliens of some sort...
          • Miles Finch
            Should be looking at Avatar. I give Avengers a solid 8.
          • http://www.facebook.com/StromboliSyndrome Steven Morgan
             It was an entertaining movie, but I do not think it was the best movie ever or event the best superhero movie ever. The fact that people think Joss Whedon should direct every movie to come out  now is kind of baffling.
          • Jericho
            not every movie but every movie based on a fans childhood, he can literally hit the nail on the head without the need to cover it with explosions *looking at you Michael* 
  • Hu
    The budget was only $125m it would've made back its budget and a whole lot more if it were released this year. Now they've essentially written off $40m in advertising only to spend it again next year in a non-prime release date. Stupidity level: AWESOME.
  • Nielsen700
    I was actually kinda looking forward to this. Now, I just don't know.
  • Allcat451
    wow nothing says suck like this.
  • Ehsan Davodi
    I had very hopes for this but completely disappointed I expect only action from such films but Mr.Rock this is not your fault, don't involve. They shoot bad film. I love you sir I guessed what they Wana deliver me, but I forgive them, ok , let's try and make it better at least!
    • Max Renn
      They call him MISTER Rock.
  • SuicidalOptimist
    Whatever, Dwayne! We all know that the studio is really just scared of this year's competition. Go, fire your agent already! I hated the first Joe movie, mainly due to Channing's wooden acting and Wayan's incredibly annoying...everything, but I was looking forward to this one quite a bit, tbh. I mean, Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson kicking ass together could only be an improvement over the prequel. Oh well, it's not my money that goes down the drain.
  • Isildur_of_Numenor
    I wonder if the actors will be paid extra. One would think they deserve it after all this delaying and reshooting. 
  • Bigbloodey
    Channing was the best choice for Duke and Adding Dwayne and Bruce was awesome also.... but killing off Duke is wrong, because Duke has been the main leading character in G I Joe History since it began.... I'm glad Jon Chu cast two awesome actors, but Channing should be fighting alongside the Two, making it Three Awesome Actors in the movie and all of three them kicking ass together sounds even awesomer.... But Jon Chu I think this movie will the money and I always want to see the Clash between Duke and Cobra just like in old cartoon series. I guess thats not gonna happen, Since Jon Chu killed off a valuable character from the Movie.... but I will still love this movie, cause Jon Chu has my two favorite Actors and fighting alongside each other.                    
  • Buzzfunk
    Well obviously the Rock is a business actor. He's smart and while im sure he knows that Joe is rubbish, plays along stays positive. Can't blame him.  3d or not, even for free on netflix I wouldn't want to waste 2 hours on this....
  • Meow
    Thank God they killed off Tatum, did you see the first one?
  • http://profiles.google.com/snears Nick Sears
    They're clearly scared after seeing what the avengers brought, therefore 'inspiring' them to try to do more with it. I was pretty excited when I saw the first trailer, but they can be deceiving - At this point they realize they could be making adjustments that would make it suck less and knowing that is half the battle G-I-JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOEE!!!
  • Max Renn
    Translation: They screened it, realized it was shit, and now hope a 3D pregnancy will grab a few extra bucks.
  • JJS
    Now they can bring back Rachel Nichols and Sienna Miller and co into the sequel.  The producers should put the Duke in more pictures. He's a much bigger star than last time. Finish the story with the characters from the 1st picture.  It sounds like the 1st picture is a lot better. 
  • filmtogo
    Hasbro should just stop making movies, please! No more "Battleship" or "G.I.Joe". It's not worth the money and time.

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