‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Delayed Because It Can't Compete with ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

While 3D conversion was the stated reason for delay, they may also shoot more scenes with Channing Tatum.
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‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Delayed Because It Can't Compete with ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

The Reason Behind G.I. Joe: Retaliation's Delay Last week we reported that G.I. Joe Retaliation was being pushed back to allow time for a 3D post-production conversion. Now, Paramount Pictures is stating that they actually decided to sit this summer season out after watching competing movies come up with losses. They felt that G.I. Joe Retaliation was likely to get lost in the shuffle.

A producer from the film explains the film's delay.

"They looked at the landscape and realized they couldn't compete."

Studio chair Brad Grey and vice chair Rob Moore felt the expenses due to the delay were preferable to any possible competition with The Amazing Spider-Man.

They are also planning on adding depth to Channing Tatum's role, who was not a star when the original was made. The actor's character originally dies in this sequel, but it's now possible that his life will be spared.

Stay tuned for more news revolving G.I. Joe Retaliation.

G.I. Joe Retaliation was released March 28th, 2013.

Sources:Deadline
Tags:GI Joe

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  • comicbookfan • 3 years ago

    "The actor's character originally dies in this sequel..." Stupid storyline. Abandon it. Hate when a sequel kills off all characters or recasts. No explanation can justify such a bad move by the studio. "...but it's now possible that his life will be spared." Well I guess, if it 'doesn't' happen, you just let out a huge spoiler, lol.

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    • comicbookfan • 3 years ago

      I am so laughing my ass off at this article.

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      • myownrisk • 3 years ago

        Hmph!

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        • Bill-Louis • 3 years ago

          G.I.JOE IS MUCH BETTER IN SCRIPT,CAST AND BUDGET THAN A RIDICOULOUS REBOOT OF A SPIDER.the trailers dont lie.

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          • incmob • 3 years ago

            @shuabert no kidding? wow, would seem to me that they should just sell through the ones on the shelves. the figures and packaging looked a lot more impressive than the last film as well... yes, total waste.

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            • shuabert • 3 years ago

              @incmob I heard they're pulling all those toys off the shelves. What a waste.

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              • bane5000 • 3 years ago

                They need to make up their minds when it comes to why this movie is being delayed a whole year...First its to covert it to 3D...then it was they wanted to try and get back JGL and not kill Duke afterall cuz Tatum and JGL are becoming better known actors now a days and to do reshoots...Now its cuz they thought they wouldn't be able to compete with the other big films coming out this summer...i wonder whats gonna come up next as to the reason of the delay

                I guess they saw a better chance of competing with Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Man of Steel and whatever else is coming to theaters in 2013

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                • incmob • 3 years ago

                  @shuabert BINGO... and what prize do we have for him johnny?! Good call Bro...

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                  • incmob • 3 years ago

                    @ i am going to have to disagree. yes the GI joe 2 trailer was good, but i am almost afraid that they have put in all the good parts in the trailer like they did for the first film. at least with spidey, with every trailer comes new scenes that make it even more exciting and fresh.

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                    • incmob • 3 years ago

                      i just wonder how much they are going to lose on marketing on this. Today i saw the action figures for the film at a store... made me laugh a bit out loud.

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                      • shuabert • 3 years ago

                        It probably also has something to do with anxiety after Battleship's less than stellar debut.

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                        • redcameraman • 3 years ago

                          "G.I. Joe 2" could've EASILY kicked "The Amazing Spider-Man" right in its ass at the box office! :-(

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                          • ejk1 • 3 years ago

                            I wasn't looking forward to the film, anyways.

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                            • cheetoboy • 3 years ago

                              @TheDude1How much you think The Amazing Spiderman will gross in its overall domestic run on a scale of $200-$300?

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                              • thedude1 • 3 years ago

                                This is a line of BS for sure. Sure Spider Man is going to be big but not that big. It was tracking around 70 million dollars opening weekend. GI Joe could have made about 40 to 50 million opening weekend and a nice 120 million or so domestically total and maybe double that overseas for some profit. Now it won't do any of that after pissing off the fans.

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                                • corey • 3 years ago

                                  Wouldn't the chemistry between The Rock and Bruce Willis have been enough? I swear if they take out any of Willis' scenes to add Tatum I'll be pissed.

                                  Now for the rest of our lives we're left to wonder: What would the original version have been like? Better...worse? It's gonna kill me wondering the differences!!!

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                                  • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                    @corey At least my nephew requested I take him to see Spiderman.

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                                    • corey • 3 years ago

                                      @bawnian-dexeus Yep, it'll be an exciting one too.

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                                      • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                                        @corey At least you have a birthday movie

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                                        • corey • 3 years ago

                                          In all honesty they should have kept it at June 29th. GI Joe would have most likely took the weekend (unless People Like Us drew in a lot couples). TASM coming out on a Tuesday is a little awkward. They should have waited for July 6th, that way there G.I. Joe could have a week to make good enough cash for it not to be a MAJOR flop. Oh well, July 3 is my birthday so TASM coming out that day is nothing to complain about haha

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