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? 

Michael Lee on Dec 12, 2011


Glitch Mob's remix to Seven Nation Army. Pure head banger..., glitched of course

guest of a guest on Dec 12, 2011


looks fun

Armeetapus16 on Dec 12, 2011


This trailer makes it look like they killed off Duke?

Imthinking Tyler on Dec 12, 2011


Thats what I was thinking... But im liking the additions of the rock and willis

Chip_Tha_Ripper on Dec 12, 2011


Yeah, what the heck? Did they kill off Duke?

Lacey on Dec 12, 2011


they replaced him with the rock's left ear. same acting ability yet cheaper.

Anon on Dec 12, 2011


BOOM! haha brilliant.

Daren on Dec 12, 2011


Anon strikes again.

Mazen K. on Dec 24, 2011


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.

Whoahnow on Dec 12, 2011


Looks funny dumb.

truong18 on Dec 12, 2011


This looks better then I thought it would. Should be a fun yet dumb summer movie. And there is nothing wrong with that 

Raymond Morse on Dec 12, 2011


"You ok?" "I'm ok. You" "My cholesterol's a little high..." Nice scene! Love me some Bruce!

Chris_Hunter on Dec 12, 2011


This actually looks fun.

M.K. Nielsen on Dec 12, 2011


Um... btw Arnold Vosloo was in the 1st one as Zartan

Nicholas Robinson on Dec 12, 2011


Just a damn shame Sgt. Slaughter isn't young enough to do this anymore. Damned shame.

Thexn on Dec 12, 2011


I just realized something..... They're making a GI Joe movie W/O Cobra Commander!!!!! Blasphemy

Nicholas Robinson on Dec 12, 2011


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!!!! 

JBrotsis on Dec 13, 2011


According to IMDB it is indeed Ray Park.

Phillip Gockel on Dec 13, 2011

20're saying that's not him at 1:01?

Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011


Just saw him.... it better me Joseph mothafuckin Gordon-Levitt under that mask or I will be very upset

Nicholas Robinson on Dec 14, 2011


there was a story a couple months ago saying JGL was not going to be in this

Clocker910 on Dec 15, 2011


Cobra commander is there when the president looks at ray stevenson you see the guy with the shiny face.....commander duh!

KWhop on Dec 13, 2011


looks awesome! damn channings character is dead?

A5J4DX on Dec 12, 2011


Unplug the brain, it'll be fineee.

Crapola on Dec 12, 2011


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.

Nope on Dec 12, 2011


I double checked IMDb and Cobra Commander is NOT in the movie whether played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt or anyone else

Nicholas Robinson on Dec 12, 2011


I double checked IMDbIMDb LOL

Anon on Dec 12, 2011


Is Channing Tatum's character one of the GI Joes who died in the beginning? If so it's worth a watch.

Omar Cavazos-Hi on Dec 12, 2011


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...

Agent Kid Society on Dec 12, 2011


Where all the different Vipers?? If it had that, Id actually consider seeing it.

Tomi on Dec 12, 2011


THIS LOOKS AWESOME!!! Haha Bruce Willis is winning.

TK on Dec 12, 2011


wtf happened to everyone

Xdynamesx on Dec 12, 2011


It got better haha

TK on Dec 12, 2011


Pure Movie action I'm there maybe no story line but love seeing guns chicks and violence

Midas247 on Dec 12, 2011


Cobra Commander is shown at the 1:00-104 mark in the trailer.

Shad on Dec 12, 2011


 Looked awesome, didn't he?

Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011


Is it possible to have even less Tatum in this? If so, sign me up.

Meow on Dec 12, 2011


You mean hate?

Chris Amaya on Dec 12, 2011


Shouldnt that be Next Summer, not This Summer ?

Tester on Dec 12, 2011


Either works.

Guest on Dec 13, 2011


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. 

Chris Amaya on Dec 12, 2011


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?

Leo on Dec 12, 2011


I was nervous when I first saw the trailer but wow...I am there.

Ike621 on Dec 12, 2011


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.

Michael Jenkins on Dec 12, 2011


its osama 😛 hahaa

Anonymous on Dec 12, 2011


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?

Davidbryan on Dec 12, 2011


Duke wasn't part of the original GI Joe team. It's been an ever changing team so it shouldn't really matter.

TK on Dec 12, 2011


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 on Dec 13, 2011


hahaha bruce willis 😀

Anonymous on Dec 12, 2011


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.

Theeye on Dec 12, 2011


what an awful song

Para on Dec 12, 2011


Oh look, they've got a British dude playing the US prez. Cool. Oh wait, no, he's "EVIL", that explains it. 😉

Chris on Dec 12, 2011


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.

...................... on Dec 12, 2011


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!

MithunOnThe.Net on Dec 12, 2011


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.

SV7 on Dec 13, 2011


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.

Kevin M Scanlan on Dec 13, 2011


I thought the first would sucked... and I liked. Now we have Bruce F****** Willis, The Rock and Jonnatan Price. I'm totally in.

Manuel on Dec 13, 2011


Umm.. the plot looks EXACTLY like Mission impossible protocol.

Richard Canlas on Dec 13, 2011


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

Richie G on Dec 13, 2011


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 on Dec 13, 2011


Ditto, (minus TDR...)  This will be my 2nd Most anticipated flick of the summer 😉

Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011


OK, the first one was horrible. This one...This one looks better.

GlossGreen on Dec 13, 2011


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?

Brian Ricci Movie Review on Dec 13, 2011


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!!

jah p on Dec 13, 2011


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.

Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011


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.

Lauren Intong on Dec 13, 2011


Ah I was hoping to see RZA in this trailer.

Duck on Dec 13, 2011


Always trust Bruce Willis.

grimjob on Dec 13, 2011


Finally, snake eyes looks like a badass! I hated his outfit & mask w/ lips in the first film.

Deeznutz on Dec 13, 2011


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.

Zak2828 on Dec 13, 2011


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.

Derrick Shanks on Dec 13, 2011


Based on the first one, I was sure this would suck... But this looks pretty f'n a. I'm in.

Dustin Hoffman on Dec 13, 2011


I wasnt a fan of the first one........but this one looks >>>BADASS<<<

stfugtfo on Dec 13, 2011


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

andrew on Dec 14, 2011


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 on Dec 14, 2011


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.

Anonymous on Dec 15, 2011


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??

batsupe on Dec 16, 2011


Scene on the cliff looks great. Impressed.

Justin Cresswell on Dec 20, 2011


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. 

Asdelhp on Dec 21, 2011

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