Following a big move from it’s original June 29th 2012 release date to March of next year, a new trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation has been released.
The delay was reported to be due to post-processing the film into 3D, but the main reason was actually to give time for reshoots. The purpose of the reshoots were to include more of Hollywood-heartthrob and lead character of the original film, Channing Tatum who has a highly successful year, starring in films such as The Vow, Magic Mike and the hilarious 21 Jump Street.
The trailer shows exactly what you’d expect from the Jon Chu-directed film: explosions, big guns and action, thus the most surprising thing may be the inclusion of Lupe Fiasco’s “Little Weapon” towards the end, one of my favourite tracks from the talented wordsmith, though the title doesn’t quite do the size of the arsenal shown off in the trailer justice.
Alongside Tatum, the film stars Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki, Walton Goggins, Ray Park, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, Ray Stevenson, D.J. Cotrona and Wu-Tang leader/Man with the Iron Fists director and actor RZA. Check out the trailer [which auto-plays, so adjust your volume accordingly] and poster below.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation opens in March 2013.