"How do you call in an airstrike?"
After a nine month delay that moved it from its prime June 2012 release date, fans will finally be able to see G.I. Joe: Retaliation this weekend and find out if it improved on 2009's disappointing G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Initial trailers for the movie capitalized on the inclusion of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Bruce Willis as Roadblock and General Joe Colton, respectively, but as opening day has drawn near, the promotional focus has turned to Johnson and rising star Channing Tatum, who played Duke in Rise of Cobra but whose role seemed clearly diminished in the sequel's trailers.
Whether more Tatum has been added to the movie is unknown, though the final trailer focuses almost solely on the friendship of Duke and Roadblock, starting with Johnson schooling Tatum on how to play a game on the XBOX. Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and Storm Shadow (Lee Byung-Hun)() and () watch the trailer >> Posted 03.28.13 by Ryan
"The Cobra revolution has begun."
Of all the trailers, clips and other promotional materials for the upcoming sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the focus is usually on cast members Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum or Bruce Willis and not on the antagonist of Cobra. That all changes in the sequel's latest TV spot, in which the voice of Cobra Commander issues a warning to the world. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.19.13 by Ryan
Go Joe!There's a new clip from G.I. Joe: Retaliation and, unsurprisingly, it features cast members Dwayne Johnson and Channing Tatum. Far more surprisingly, the new clip also features the words and wisdom of the incomparable Jay-Z, and it's clear that Tatum's Duke finds the words both moving and inspiring. There's no doubt that Shawn Carter has plenty of knowledge to share, and as the ('80's cartoon version of the) Joes will tell you: knowing is half the battle. Posted 03.14.13 by reelz
"I'm not going to let either side dictate our fates."
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been busy taking part in action movie franchises like Fast Five, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but his latest movie, the action thriller Snitch, mixes action with a more personal story of a father trying to protect his son.
Inspired by a PBS Frontline special about changes to U.S. drug policy, Snitch follows Johnson as a suburban father who makes a deal with the DEA to go undercover in order to infiltrate a drug cartel after his teenage son is falsely arrested on drug charges. Johnson teams up with an ex-con (The Walking Dead actor Jon Bernthal) to bring down the cartel, and risks himself and his family to save his son's life, as revealed in the movie's recently released Super Bowl ad. watch the trailer >> Posted 02.02.13 by Ryan
"I believe in fitness."
Director Michael Bay has wanted to make the upcoming body-building comedy Pain & Gain since 2009, when he said he wanted to make a "small movie" in between shooting Transformers" Revenge of the Fallen and what would become Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Clearly, Paramount was able to convince Bay to stick with the Autobots for a bit longer than he initially planned, but, with the arrival of Pain & Gain's first trailer, it looks like Bay is on track to finally deliver his passion project next year, right before Bay starts shooting, you guessed it, Transformers 4. pumping up the latest trailers
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More Tatum, more Willis, more Johnson — no problems?
After suffering a nine month delay back in May, it looks like the promotional campaign for G.I. Joe: Retaliation is in full swing again. The first new footage for the sequel arrived last month in a trailer that showed what terrorist organization Cobra is planning to do next after trying to destroy Europe with nanotechnology in 2009's live-action adaptation G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. So what's next? According to the latest trailer, destroying Europe with a satellite instead!the latest in trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 12.14.12 by Ryan
Who Should Play the "Forgotten" Hero?
If Aquaman is the one member of the Justice League that late night talk show hosts and sketch comics like to pick on for having "useless" powers like breathing underwater and communicating with marine life, Martian Manhunter is the one that nobody picks on...or even mentions...ever. The "forgotten" member of the Justice League, Martian Manhunter has been a member of the super-team since they first gathered together in the pages of The Brave and the Bold #28 (Feb./Mar. 1960) and is actually the most powerful of them all, possessing all of Superman's abilities, plus telepathy, invisibility, phasing and shape-shifting.
Martian Manhunter has received wider recognition in recent years thanks to appearances in various animated series, video games, and in the Smallville: Absolute Justice TV movie (played by Phil Morris), but he is still the only member of the Justice League that does not have a live-action movie in development at Warner Bros. If Martian Manhunter does appear on the big screen, chances are it will be as part of the ensemble Justice League movie, which will definitely need an actor of color — when not battling global threats, Martian Manhunter frequently operates in disguise as an African-American police detective named John Jones — to lend some diversity to its roster of superheroes. Join us in our hunt to find the right man to play the Martian Manhunter.
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Posted 10.12.12 by BrentJS
It seems the buzz surrounding comic-based movies generated by this past weekend's San Diego Comic-Con — not to mention the success of The Amazing Spider-Man and the fever pitch level of anticipation for The Dark Knight Rises, which opens this Friday — has prompted several studios to start making some progress on their own superhero movies. Yesterday, we learned that Marvel Studios will be adding some much-needed diversity to its cast of heroes, with the news that Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) could be joining Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Sam Wilson, a.k.a. The Falcon. Now, we've learned that the long-in-devlopment Lobo live-action movie may have found its headliner, and Hugh Jackman will be squaring off with a green-haired vixen in The Wolverine.
Shelved after original director Guy Ritchie dropped out in January 2010 to focus on the sequel to Sherlock Holmes, the Lobo movie gained new life this past April with the hiring of Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) to rewrite and direct the adaptation. It seems that Peyton really enjoyed directing Dwayne Johnson in The Mysterious Island, because the actor formally known as "The Rock" revealed that he might be playing the space-faring bounty hunter and all-around badass "bastich" in the movie.
more about Lobo & The Wolverine >> Posted 07.17.12 by BrentJS
Rumors of me possibly playing LOBO are true. [Producer] Joel Silver and Brad Peyton working on it now. That could be fun.. ?#RockTalk
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).
Check out the full gallery >> Posted 04.20.12 by reelz