New 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Poster Cheaply Adds Some Channing Tatum
by Ethan Anderton
December 20, 2012
Just this month, a new poster for G.I. Joe: Retaliation appeared that put Channing Tatum in the mix with Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and Adrianne Palicki. It was the first time Tatum was featured with the rest of the Joes on a poster, and it was nice to see that the marketing was fresh for the sequel that was originally schedule to hit last summer, but was delayed until March 2013 for a 3D conversion. Well, apparently the budget for the international marketing isn't as expansive as it takes exactly the same poster we already saw last May, and simply adds Channing Tatum to the hero line-up. Someone got paid for this?
Here's the "new" poster for Jon M. Chu's G.I. Joe: Retaliation via ComingSoon:
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 March 29th, 2012 next spring.