New G.I. Joe: Retaliation Trailer Reveals New Footage, Same Strong Promise
04.24.12 by Ryan
The first, full-length trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation was released last December and seemed to reveal that the movie was not only a sequel but a reboot, of sorts, to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, with Dwayne Johnson's Roadblock seeming to take over for Channing Tatum's Duke.
Paramount Pictures has finally released a second trailer for Retaliation and, despite the new footage included, the message and structure of both trailers remain the same: The Joes are double-crossed by the President of the United States (Jonathan Pryce), who is actually Zartan (Arnold Vosloo), leaving Roadblock to enlist General Joe Colton (Bruce Willis) to help the remaining Joes defeat Cobra. It also points out that the rift between Storm Shadow (Lee Byung-Hun) and Snake Eyes (Ray Park) will continue to play out, and that Cobra still loves to destroy European cities.
Best of all, the new footage continues to make it clear that fans of G.I. Joe are finally getting the movie they have been waiting for.
Retaliation's cast also includes Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, D.J. Cotrona as Flint, Ray Stevenson as Firefly, Elodie Yung as Jinx, Walton Goggins as Warden Nigel James, and Joseph Mazzello as Mouse. The movie was directed by Jon Chu (Step Up 3D) and written by Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.