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GI-Joe-Moved

The long, long, wait is almost over for director Jon Chu‘s G.I.Joe: Retaliation. With just over a month to go there’s a new international trailer and television spot hitting the internet. There is plenty of action in these two pieces, and the more I’ve seen so far has wiped away any initial fears I had about Chu and his Step Up movie background.

Who didn’t have some serious doubts when that directors choice news first broke? That nagging voice in the back of my head only got stronger at the announcement of the year-long delay to convert the movie to 3D, or add more Channing Tatum if the Internet rumors were to be believed. Throw in Chu’s background in hip hop dance movies (Step Up 3D, Step Up 2, Justin Bieber:Never Say Never) and this G.I.Joe fan-boy was pretty damn nervous.

Then the trailers and clips started hitting the Internet and I slowly started to got excited; opening day at the movies kind of excited. This movie has a great cast, (Love me some Ray parks and Ray Stevenson – 13!!!! – Rome fans will know what I’m talking about.) Throw in The Rock, some Bruce Willis and some sexy ninja ladies and you’ve got some real movie magic happening.

What do you think, will this movie crush it at the box office? Those toys have been sitting on store shelves for a long time. Can this movie rekindle that toy selling spark?

G.I.Joe: Retaliation blasts its way onto theater screens March 27th and stars Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Bruce WillisAdrianne Palicki, Walton GogginsRay ParkByung-hun LeeElodie YungRZARay Stevenson, and D.J. Cotrona.

The International TV spot:

A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, which grossed over $300M worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with HASBRO and di Bonaventura Pictures, commences production on G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner, from a screenplay by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe(R) characters, the film is scheduled to be released on March 27, 2012.

Via: Collider

There’s a new photo of Snake Eyes floating around the Internet today. It’s a great look at the new costume changes for Snake Eyes in Paramount Pictures’ G.I.Joe: Retaliation, coming to theaters on June 29. Ray Park reprises his role as Snake Eyes in the sequel. Who else could do those moves?

!!!No LIPS!!!

It looks like the franchise is back in the hands of some people that understand G.I.Joe and what makes it tick. This is gonna be a summer blockbuster.

What do you think about what you’ve seen so far?

Directed by Jon Chu, the action adventure also stars Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Elodie Yung, RZA, DJ Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson, Joseph Mazzello, Walton Goggins and DeRay Davis.


The sequel to the shit-tastic Rise of Cobra is now to be called G. I. Joe: Retaliation instead of the original Cobra Strikes.  Paramount pictures has also  given a release date of June 29th 2012 for  the John Chu (Step Up 3D)  directed picture.Yea… the dance guy is puttin’ his jazz hands all over this. *shakes head*

Members of the first G.I. Joe will return for the sequel including Channing Tatum as Duke, Ray Park as Snake Eyes and Byung Hun-lee as Stormshadow; kinda spoils the surprise there. Newcommers to the franchise are the likes of Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock, Elodie Yung as Jinx, DJ Cotrona as Flint, Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, RZA as The Blind Master, Ray Stevenson as Firefly and Joseph Mazzello was just cast as a character named Mouse.

I have no idea what to expect, but I guess it can’t get an worse than the first film, unless the Joes break into song and dance.

Via: Geek Tyrant