The sequel's spring promotional campaign was only half the battle.
2009's live-action adaptation G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra didn't exactly please the legion of comic book/cartoon/action-figure fans, but did well enough to for the studio to greenlight another installment. G.I. Joe: Retaliation stumbled a bit out of the gate, with the hiring of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Step Up 3D director Jon M. Chu, but Chu assured fans that he was a huge G.I. Joe fan and then armed his sequel with a promising cast that included Bruce Willis as General Joe Colton and Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock, with only Channing Tatum, Ray Park and Lee Byung-Hun returning from Rise of Cobra to play Duke, Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, respectively.
Anticipation was buoyed by the arrival of the first trailer last December that actually looked good, right before Paramount decided it would delay the sequel for nine months until March 2013. Retaliation's TV spots went off the air as speculation grew for why a summer release would suddenly suffer such a long delay. While some of those questions remain unanswered, Retaliation is back with a new international trailer, which offers new footage from the sequel that highlights how Cobra plans to keep the world under their thumb.The latest in Trailers
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