It's been quite a wild ride keeping up with the "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" release this year. The film was originally scheduled to be one of the big blockbusters of Summer 2012, complete with trailers and posters plastered around town. Paramount Pictures then made the bold move to shift the film, almost an entire year, to its new release date of March 29th 2013.
Speculation around the push revolves around stripper-turned-actor Channing Tatum. It was known that Tatum was killed off early in the sequel, per his own request, which was most likely due to his fame rising at a rapid pace and him not wanting to be handcuffed to the franchise. The producers allowed it at the time but once the prophecy came true of the actor's growing popularity, they apparently needed to go back on their previous arrangement. Tatum was brought back for reshoots to make him more of a dominant character in the second film and the movie was recut.
Take a look at the poster below and you can see the biggest names in the film, including Tatum, not-so-subtly overshadowing the lesser known actors.
Director Jon M. Chu leads Tatum and the cast in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" which hits AMC Theatres on March 29th 2013.
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