Shhh, ninjas are fighting.
G.I. Joe fans: the wait is almost over. After a nine month delay, G.I. Joe: Retaliation will finally enter theaters in March, and studio Paramount is anxious to get the word out. The sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra had its promotional campaign start last summer, but, after the delay, trailers have been released on a seemingly weekly basis, with the latest trailer focusing almost entirely on action. It starts with the conflict between Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and Storm Shadow (Lee Byung-Hun) that includes a mountainside escape from a pack of ninjas and ends with Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) and General Joe Colton (Bruce Willis) avoid explosions and drive tanks. the most explosive trailers
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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. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.24.12 by Ryan
Things have been quiet on the G.I. Joe: Retaliation promotion end for the past month, but this week the studio released a full set of character posters for the summer sequel. And there's equal-opportunity sizzle for all. Framed on the bottom with flames, we see Duke Hauser (Channing Tatum), Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), Joe Colton (Bruce Willis), Storm Shadow (Lee Byung-Hun), Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki), Cobra Commander (Faran Tahir), Snake Eyes (Ray Park), and Jinx (Elodie Yung).
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Last month was a promotional bonanza for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, with Paramount releasing a Super Bowl ad, international trailer, and two TV spots for the upcoming sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
With Retaliation readying for a June release, the studio is keeping the movie in the public eye by slowly trickling out new images. First, there was one of Snake Eyes (Ray Park) brandishing a gun instead of a sword that was released by Total Film last week. Besides the new choice in weapon, the photo is another sign that director Jon Chu (Step Up 3D) has made Snake Eyes look more like his comic book/cartoon version, instead of his Rise of Cobra appearance where his mask outlined his face and lips.
The second, most recent photo is a look at Bruce Willis as General Joe Colton, in a shot not shown in the movie's trailer. In the still, Willis is taking aim at an unseen target, with Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki) backing him up. check out both photos >> Posted 03.22.12 by Ryan
Now that Paramount has finally chosen Justin Bieber: Never Say Never director Jon Chu to helm the sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, bringing back the cast was the next logical step. However, Rachel Nichols, who played Scarlett in Rise of the Cobra revealed on her Twitter last night (via SlashFilm) that only a few characters would return for the sequel. who's coming back? >> Posted 03.04.11 by Ryan
With The Avengers still awaiting their February start date, Marvel Studios are busying themselves for their post-Avengers future. An adaptation of teen super group Runaways is set to start shooting before The Avengers in January, while Edgar Wright prepares to finish another draft of Ant-Man, and screenwriters Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer write the script for an adaptation of Dr. Strange. Now it looks like Iron Fist will be joining them on the big screen. who is iron fist? >> Posted 08.25.10 by Ryan
In one of the strangest promotional campaigns we've ever seen, Paramount has been pimping G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra by releasing nothing except a non-stop barrage of posters and what essentially amounts to different cuts of the same trailer. Today is no exception, with two more posters released, this time of Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee) and two new TV spots.
Today, though, the latest TV spots actually contain a few moments of unseen footage, including an attack by Snake Eyes on Storm Shadow's car and the reveal of a fight between the Baronness (Sienna Miller) and Scarlett (Rachel Nichols), while the second has more footage of Duke (Channing Tatum). Watch them both below: Posted 07.15.09 by Ryan
Last month, the international poster for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra used a fire-and-ice color scheme that said "the Joes are cool and calculated agents of the government" while Cobra is "hot, sexy and dangerous."
The latest poster levels the playing field, putting all the character in the same blue tint but changing their locations. The Cobra characters look like they're living in an aquarium while the Joes tower over France with sweet metal abs on top of their accelerator suits. Oui oui, those are some real American heroes.
In other G.I. Joe-related news, Cobra Commander (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has come to the defense of director Stephen Sommers, who was reportedly fired from G.I. Joe after some poor test screenings. The story turned out to be false, and Gordon-Levitt shared nothing but positive accolades about Sommers to MTV:
Stephen Sommers is like a big kid. We’d get to set every day and it was like playing with toys except the toys are bigger. No one was more excited about the big toys than he was. He talks real fast and real loud and gets really excited. Who else should direct G.I. Joe but a big kid who loves big toys?
Not everyone would agree. An audience member from a March screening wrote an early review for SlashFilm, saying Paramount should be "embarrassed" by the movie. The reviewer goes on to say that the very popular character of Snake Eyes (Ray Park) is "the best part of the movie." Knowing that could be half the battle to getting G.I. Joe fans into theaters August 7. Posted 06.17.09 by Ryan