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.
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
I'll bet this one flops, then in a few years we see a 'director's cut', being the original film that was way better.
Kubaker1 on Dec 5, 2012
way better, but still shit.
Ryderup on Dec 5, 2012
No GI Joe without Channing Tatum...killing off the main character? Be giving this one a miss.
Twinwasp on Dec 5, 2012
I'm not so sure they're killing him off. I have a difficult time believing the only reason they pushed it back was for a 3D conversion. Tatum has blown up and rumor had/ has it that screenings didn't turn out so positive. The main reason?: Duke dies. That's a rumor, of course, but I kinda tend to believe it. Now we have this posted with Duke looking like a main character. Guess we'll find out at some point...
BloodwerK on Dec 5, 2012
This must have been a really cool situation for Tatum. He was about to fall into obscurity and then his agent calls him and says "They want to re-shoot and delay the whole film for YOU!"
Matt Peloquin on Dec 5, 2012
I think Uwe Boll should direct a Movie with Taylor Lautner, Channing Tatum and Meghan Fox! they can all take their shirts off and run around posing for the camera. call it "Pinocchio"
chad on Dec 5, 2012
Lady Jaye and Jinx both need short hair, dammit...
BloodwerK on Dec 5, 2012
G.I. Tatum, I mean Joe xP
Fidel Reyes on Dec 5, 2012
definitely did some reshoots to include more screen time for the sexiest man alive. the 3D conversion was just a smoke screen. poor hollywood, silly hollywood.
kash on Dec 5, 2012
Not sure if it was influenced by that Glitch Mob dubstep remix of Seven Nation Army in the preview....but I thought this film looked really cool. I'm sure its cliche' stock'n'schlock but I was ready to indulge in that with or without Tatum. Personally I would've been more upset if I found out they killed off Adrienne Palicki...because she's hot.
Aero027 on Dec 5, 2012
Still looking forward to it. Not sure why, but the first one was kinda fun. I like Storm Shadow.
OfficialJab on Dec 5, 2012
wasn't channing tatum was one of the main reasons why the first movie sucked ass, just cause he made a couple of decent movies doesn't make up a lifetime of bad acting let him be dead jeez
comic393 on Dec 5, 2012
destined to fail.
JayC on Dec 6, 2012
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