When GI Joe: Retaliation’s release was delayed from last August to next March, the official reason was so that they could convert it to 3D. However many wondered if there were major problems with the movie, which seemed to be confirmed when reshoots were ordered. However it now seems that the main issue was that Paramount made a major miscalculation about Channing Tatum.
He was the main star of the first GI Joe film, but then they decided that while he’d be in the follow-up (his contract meant he had little choice in the matter), he’d be majorly sidelined. Then he became one of the biggest stars around thanks to the likes of Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street, and so the reshoots were apparently mainly about reinserting him as a main character. That’s noticeable is this new trailer, as in earlier marketing Tatum was pretty much invisible – he didn’t even make it into many of the posters or trailers at all. Now he’s very visible at the beginning and end of this new trailer, alongside newbies Bruce Willis and The Rock. The film hits UK cinemas March 27th, 2013.
You’ll also notice that London isn’t going to come out of GI Joe: Retaliation very well.
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