GI Joe 2

The new G.I. Joe: Retaliation flick is almost upon us and with the anticipation comes the hype.  The plot consists of the classic baddies, such as Zartan, Storm Shadow, Firefly and, of course, Cobra Commander, giving the G.I. Joe team a hard time and blowing up lots of stuff in the process.

This time around, the team gets framed as traitors and must battle their way back from infamy to take down Cobra and break their stranglehold on the world’s nuclear arsenal.  Featuring such big names and Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis, G.I. Joe 2 promises to knock the back out of your skull with action.

The film, set to release on June 29, 2012, has a new trailer circulating inJapan, so check it out:


Thanks to the kids at bleedingcool for the heads up.

Did you hear? Spoilers don’t actually ruin your enjoyment of entertainment; says some recent -completely ridiculous- experiment. So na nana boo boo, it’s OK to spoil, statistically speaking. Being that documented research has basically given us carte Blanche to ruin movies, lets take a look at some spoilerific details on two in production blockbusters, GI Joe: Retaliation and The Man of Steel.

The Rock posing as Roadblock

You didn’t ask for it, But GI: Joe 2 is happening. Soon too, GI Joe: Retaliation it’s slated to begin in New Orleans this month to meet the scheduled June 29, 2012 release date. It’s being directed by John Chu and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura. It will star Channing TatumDwayne Johnson, Lee Byung-hun, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson, RZA and possibly Bruce Willis. Our friends and io9 got a shit ton of plot details from some sort of regurgitated casting call. I don’t want to comment on material taken out of context (which everyone seems to be doing w/ all leaked set photos from The Dark Knight Rises. Calm down nerds), but it all sounds really fucked. Honestly, it reads like a term paper that fulfills the word count requirement and drops in key phrases to demonstrate some familiarity with the material, but is largely filler. Horrible filler.

Here’s what we got:


Whatever Joseph Gordon-Levitt knows about The Dark Knight Rises, he’s not telling us.

In an interview with Collider to promote his film Hesher (an indy flick getting serious buzz ahead of a May 13 release), JGL was asked three questions with ramifications for nerds, the most obvious of which was what he could tell us about Dark Knight Rises. He avoided the question entirely, choosing instead to draw comparisons between Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan and Hesher director Spencer Susser.

That’s actually what makes Chris’ movies so great. Memento was a Sundance film, and I think he keeps that ethic, where it’s not about the market research or the box office or any of that. I think he’s an artist with something to say.

He dodged another Nolan-related question earlier in the interview, when he was asked if he has a personal take on the ambiguous ending of Nolan’s Inception. He said he does, but avoided details.

I love movies that cause a conversation, and if I were to say ‘Well, what it means is XYZ,’ that would be a conversation killer…That would be sad to me.

He did give one bit of definitive nerd-related information, though. When asked if he would be back to play Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe 2, he said “No.” In other news, G.I. Joe 2 will suck more now.

Dig the full interview here: