With director Jon M. Chu‘s G.I. Joe: Retaliation opening June 29, Paramount has been amping up the promotional campaign by debuting a ton of character posters and a great looking trailer. As a fan of the first film, I’ll admit the sequel looks even better and it’s rocking a great cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum, Walton Goggins, Ray Park, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, RZA, Ray Stevenson, and D.J. Cotrona.
At this year’s CinemaCon, I got to speak with Adrianne Palicki (Lafy Jaye) and D.J. Cotrona (Flint). They talked about their reaction to the new trailer and five-minute sizzle reel, the tone of the film, the action, and more. In addition, with the Red Dawn remake getting released later this year, I asked Palicki is she had seen the finished film. Hit the jump to watch.
What did they think of the new trailer and the 5 minute sizzle reel
They talk about the tone they were going for on set and how they were going for a more realistic take
Did director Jon M. Chu give them an issue of the comic or an episode of the cartoon and said “this is what I’m going for.”
Was there an action set piece that presented a lot of challenges
Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ held in first place for the three-day weekend with an estimated $32.1 million. ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ came in second with $30.3 million. ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ was down 47% in third while the ‘Poltergeist’ reboot opened as expected, in fourth place.