Dwayne Johnson Says G.I. JOE 2 Will Be Shooting New Scenes to Take Advantage of 3D

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Yesterday, we reported that G.I. Joe: Retaliation would be moving all the way back to March 29, 2013 so the film could undergo a 3D post-conversion.  The news came as a shock considering the film was only a month away, and Paramount had already sunk millions of dollars into marketing the blockbuster.  So will it be worth it?  According to Dwayne Johnson, who plays Roadblock, “It will be.”  Responding on Twitter follower @JimmyinGA, Johnson said the production was “Designing new scenes to enhance 3D.”  Translation: re-shoots.

Hit the jump for more.  The film also stars Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum, Walton Goggins, Ray Park, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, RZA, Ray Stevenson, D.J. Cotrona, and Bruce Willis.

Paramount Pushes G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Back to March 29, 2013 for 3D Conversion

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Well this is rather shocking.  Director Jon M. Chu‘s G.I. Joe: Retaliation was slated to open on June 29th, a little over a month away, but now Paramount has made a last-minute decision to push the film back all the way to March 29th of 2013.  Deadline reports that the move was made in order to do a “conscientious 3D” post-conversion.  This is a bit nuts, as we’ve already seen a ton of promotional material including trailers, TV spots, character posters, and even a fair share of interviews.  Hit the jump for much more.

Adrianne Palicki and D.J. Cotrona Talk G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, RED DAWN and More

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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.

New Posters for G.I. JOE: RETALIATION

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Two new posters have been released for G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  The only movie this summer with a ninja avalanche, the second G.I. Joe film looks like all kinds of fun.  The story has the Joes striking back after almost being wiped out by Cobra forces under the direction of Cobra Commander and Presidential impersonator, Zartan (the President is played by Jonathan Pryce).  However, I’m not sure the Joes will succeed if they can’t even notice the giant Cobra Commander head behind them.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.  The film also stars Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum, Walton Goggins, Ray Park, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, RZA, Ray Stevenson, D.J. Cotrona, and Bruce WillisG.I. Joe: Retaliation opens June 29th.

TOP 5: New Trailer and Interviews for G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, THE FIVE-YEAR-ENGAGEMENT, First Images for DJANGO UNCHAINED, LAWLESS Trailer, CinemaCon 2012 Coverage

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I want to send a big “Thank You” to my colleagues Matt, Adam, and Dave for inviting me to be a part of our new podcast, The Collision, last week. I had an excellent time chatting it up with Matt and Adam and I give those guys and Dave a ton of credit for using what might otherwise be well deserved time off (i.e. Sunday nights) in the name of continuing to offer our readers additional original content. In case you missed it, I encourage you to click here to listen to Episode 4 and click here to add The Collision to your RSS feed.

In this week’s Top 5, you’ll find a slew of new assets for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, video interviews with Jason Segel, Emily Blunt and more for The Five-Year Engagement, the first images from Django Unchained, a stellar first trailer for Lawless, and a recap of all of our CinemaCon 2012 coverage. Check out a brief recap and link to each after the jump.

New Images from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION and THE EXPENDABLES 2 [Updated]

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We’ve got a set of action-packed images for your enjoyment today.  Rather than bore you with a wordy introduction, I’ll just get right to the pertinent details:

  • The Amazing Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen and Sally Field, opens July 3rd.
  • Directed by Jon Chu, G.I. Joe: Retaliation stars Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson and Ray Park. The Joe sequel opens June 29th.
  • Sylvester Stallone’s sequel, The Expendables 2, stars Stallone, Jason Statham, Liam Hemsworth, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and Chuck Norris, all of whom can be seen on these sweet character posters.  The Simon West-directed film opens August 17th.

Hit the jump to check out the new images.

New Images from THE DICTATOR, RISE OF THE GUARDIANS, and G.I. JOE: RETALIATION

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Paramount has released some new images from their upcoming releases as part of their 2012 preview.  As such, we’ve got new looks at The Dictator, the animated holiday film Rise of the Guardians, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  We’ve seen one of the G.I. Joe images before, but this version is in super duper high resolution.  Out of these three films, I’m actually the most excited for Rise of the Guardians.  The adventure story centers on a group of heroes who must join forces to protect “the hopes, beliefs and imagination of the children all over the world.” The twist is that the heroes are Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Sandman, the Tooth Fairy and Jack Frost.  I loved the first trailer, and the character details we recent received were incredibly enticing.

Hit the jump to check out images from each film.  You can read Steve’s recap from Paramount’s CinemaCon presentation right hereThe Dictator opens on May 16th, G.I. Joe: Retaliation hits theaters on June 29th, and Rise of the Guardians will be released on November 21st.

New International Trailer for G.I. JOE: RETALIATION

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Though we’ve already posted a bounty of G.I. Joe: Retaliation material over the past few days, there’s one more Joe-related story to add to the pile: an international trailer.  The new trailer for the sequel premiered yesterday, and this international trailer differs from that one in two ways: more global focus, and more ninjas.  The first trailer for the film pleasantly surprised me, but yesterday’s clip left me a little disheartened.  I want to see a movie that’s not simply a CGI-heavy Transformers rehash, and I’m hoping director Jon M. Chu has a fun take up his sleeve that’s more hand-to-hand combat oriented.  Ninjas automatically make a movie at least 45% cooler, and Dwayne Johnson is the king of charisma.

Hit the jump to check out the international trailer and for a quick rundown on all our recent G.I. Joe: Retaliation coverage.  The film opens on June 29th and also stars Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum, Walton Goggins, Ray Park, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, RZA, Ray Stevenson, and D.J. Cotrona.

Dwayne Johnson Talks G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, Michael Bay’s PAIN AND GAIN, FAST SIX (Which is Filming in London) and HERCULES

by     Posted 2 years, 130 days ago

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With director Jon M. Chu‘s G.I. Joe: Retaliation opening June 29, Paramount has been amping up the promotional campaign this past week 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.

Earlier today at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, I got to sit down with Dwayne Johnson for an extended interview.  We talked about how he was approached to play Roadblock, the tone of the film, how he collaborated with director Jon M. Chu before production began, his thoughts on the brand new trailer and the sizzle reel I saw last night (here’s my recap), and more.  In addition, with Johnson currently filming Michael Bay‘s Pain and Gain, we talked about the crazy story it’s based on, the style Bay is going for, and he also said that after he wraps, he’ll start shooting Fast Six in London and Berlin and then he heads to New Zealand for director Brett Ratner’s Hercules.  Hit the jump to either watch or read what he had to say.

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Sizzle Reel and New Trailer Screened at CinemaCon 2012; Video Blog Recap

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With director Jon M. Chu‘s G.I. Joe: Retaliation opening June 29, Paramount and Hasbro are starting to amp up the promotion of the movie by releasing a great new trailer and by having some of the cast (Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki and D.J. Cotrona) talk about the film at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.  Prior to doing the interviews, I got to watch an impressive five minute sizzle reel and the new trailer with a group of reporters.  If you were disappointed with the first G.I. Joe movie, the sequel looks to be a big improvement, as it’s going for a more real world approach while still trying to be a fun action movie.  Also, with the majority of the Joe’s possibly getting killed in the first ten minutes  (which is why it’s called Retaliation), the sequel could almost be considered a reboot.  The sequel also stars Bruce Willis, Channning Tatum, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Joseph Mazzello, Elodie Yung, and Walton Goggins.  Hit the jump for more.

New G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Trailer Destroys London

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Paramount has released a new trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation that reveals more of the story and showcases some really cool action that’s been amplified by some great looking CGI.  While I was in the minority for liking the first G.I. Joe movie, I’ll admit the new trailer looks like a huge step forward for the franchise and the casting of Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock and Bruce Willis as the original Joe seems like it’s going to pay off in a big way at the box office.  Hit the jump to check out the new trailer which features London getting hit by a Cobra missle.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation opens June 29 and also stars Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum, Walton Goggins, Ray Park, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, RZA, Ray Stevenson, and D.J. Cotrona.

2 New Posters for G.I. JOE: RETALIATION

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Last week, nine character posters from the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation debuted.  We got up close and personal looks at Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki and more, and today the final character poster has gone online alongside a brand new international poster.  The last character revealed is Flint, played in the film by D.J. Cotrona.  We’ve also have a nifty international poster to share that features Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee) flanked by the very intimidating Willis and Johnson.  The central theme of these posters seems to be that the cast of G.I. Joe: Retaliation is not to be messed with.

Hit the jump to check out the posters, and be on the lookout for the new trailer that debuts tonight at midnight PST.  Directed by Jon M. Chu, G.I. Joe: Retaliation opens on June 29th.

Exclusive: G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Character Poster featuring Channing Tatum as Duke

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Throughout the day, various sites have been premiering character posters for G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  Our contribution to the mix is the character poster for Captain Duke Hauser (Channing Tatum).  Hit the jump to check out the poster.

The film also stars Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum, Walton Goggins, Ray Park, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, RZA, Ray Stevenson, and D.J. Cotrona. G.I. Joe: Retaliation opens June 29th.

9 Character Posters for G.I. JOE: RETALIATION [Updated]

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Paramount will be debuting eight character posters for G.I. Joe: Retaliation throughout the day.  Every hour, a new character poster will go online at a different site, and we’ll update this article when that happens.  The first poster has gone live, and you can check it out after the jump.  Keep checking back for the latest poster.  We’ll be debuting our character at 3pm (PST). [Update: International sites refused to acknowledge the embargoes of Collider and other movie websites, so Paramount has given all of us the go-ahead to release our posters.  Click here to check out ours, and hit the jump to check out all the ones that have hit the web thus far.]

G.I. Joe: Retaliation stars Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum, Walton Goggins, Ray Park, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, RZA, Ray Stevenson, and D.J. Cotrona. The film opens June 29th.

New Character Images from G.I. JOE: RETALIATION

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It’s easy to get overshadowed with The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises crowding the spotlight, but G.I. Joe: Retaliation has more than enough might to muscle their way in.  In these new character images, we get a look at our favorite Joes in action, including the original Joe (Bruce Willis).  In this sequel directed by Jon M. Chu (Step Up 3D), the Joes are decimated by a Cobra attack that leaves only a few of the good guys standing. The remaining Joes must band together to take down the evil organization. G.I. Joe: Retaliation also stars Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum, Walton Goggins, Ray Park, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, RZA, Ray Stevenson and D.J. Cotrona. Hit the jump to check out the new images.

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