Last month, Paramount Pictures released the second full-length trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation in a promotional campaign that seemed poised to take advantage of its June 29 release date. The weekend seemed a good fit for the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra sequel, with its competition being male stripper comedy Magic Mike, dramedy People Like Us, and Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection.
However, with only five weeks left before Retaliation was to reach theaters, Paramount decided to delay the sequel — and here's the curious part — nine months. It's now set to open on March 29, 2013 instead. The sudden move would seem to raise a red flag, but the studio insists the delay is so the movie can be converted to 3-D.
"It is increasingly evident that 3D resonates with movie-goers globally and together with Paramount, we made the decision to bring fans an even more immersive entertainment experience," said Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner in a statement. more about Retaliation; Ted moves up >> Posted 05.24.12 by Ryan