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.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
DAVIDPD on Dec 20, 2012
That looks so bad lol
David Darida on Dec 20, 2012
This is so bad that is funny.
capitandelespacio on Dec 20, 2012
I don't like the poster either but I'm getting annoyed at all the vitriol spewed at these posters for adding him in. It's getting old. It doesn't look any worse than the other work on the other actors in the poster so it's just an excuse to go "look how troubled this production is!" We get it. The movie might turn out crappy and the posters are uninspired. There hasn't been any news on that front for half a year but you still report it anyway. Yawn.
Dforst on Dec 20, 2012
You mad bro?
Oblique on Dec 20, 2012
And yet, here you are. Commenting with the rest of us.
castingcouch on Dec 20, 2012
i am continually surprised by how underwhelming everything about this movie seems. it honestly comes across as a direct to dvd sequel. this poster definitely doesn't help.
Nathan D on Dec 20, 2012
Everyone is still going to see it. you know you will.
mooreworthy on Dec 20, 2012
During this time of the year we all could use a little more Channing Tatum, So don't forget during the holidays to add some more Channing Tatum..... and then maybe add some more.
Joshua Fletcher on Dec 21, 2012
G.I.JOE is suppose to release last year But a whole year the wait was too long, to keep it interesting.
Authur on Dec 31, 2012
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