G.I. JOE Delay Update
We reported earlier about G.I. Joe: Retaliation being pushed back 9 months in order to convert the film to 3D. Star of the film Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson answered a fans questions about the delay on Twitter and revealed that with the pushed back release date new scenes would be filmed to really show off the 3D effects. Hopefully this means extended or new scenes and not just cheap pointing things at the camera. There are also rumors, no solid info just pure rumors, that they are trying to get Joseph Gordon-Levitt to come back as Cobra Commander. They have not revealed who plays Cobra in the sequel or if someone will voice over for a stand-in. This rumor makes the most sense of all the stuff that’s been put out about the delays. JGL has been wracking up the big hit movies and is set to have a pretty big role in The Dark Knight Rises.
It will be. Designing new scenes to enhance 3D. RT: @JimmyinGA: Was looking forward to GI Joe next month. Hope the 3D is worth the wait.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 24, 2012
THE FOLLOWING IS A POSSIBLE SPOILER: STOP NOW IF YOU DON’T WANT TO READ IT
There is also one more reason being floated around about the re-shoots and delayed release. This is a BIG SPOILER so stop reading now if you don’t want to know. There were tons of reports that Duke, played by Channing Tatum, died in the original cut when the hit on the Joes happens that we’ve seen in the trailer. He was only really featured for a few seconds in many of the versions of the trailers leading some to believed that he had died. There were reports leaked out that he did indeed bite the bullet in the sequel. They may be filming more of him and expanding his role to tie more strongly into the original film. This is pure speculation, but that’s about all we have to talk about for G.I. Joe for nine months.
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