New Poster for Delayed 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Adds Channing Tatum
It looks like Paramount Pictures is happy to be selling some Channing Tatum with their delayed March release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation in 3D. There's been rumblings that one of the reasons for the delay, in addition to converting the film to 3D, was to add more Channing Tatum since focus group testing showed audiences were upset that he was killed off 10 minutes into the film. We're not sure if that's been changed or not, but this poster puts Tatum in the mix with Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and more of the cast, and he wasn't on any of these old posters. We'll have to see if he gets more screentime next spring. Look!
Here's the new poster for Jon M. Chu's G.I. Joe: Retaliation from Yahoo:
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.