G.I. Joe sequel pushed back to 2013

Well here’s one Hasbro-inspired movie that won’t be lighting up screens this year. Paramount Pictures has pushed the release of the high-octane action sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, back to March 29, 2013. It was originally scheduled for release June 29, 2012. The shift will allow filmmakers to convert the movie to 3D in order to capitalize on the craze, which is still very popular overseas. But just over a month shy of its original release date, the move will likely cause confusion as promotion for the film has already begun with TV spots airing on heavy rotation and posters still hanging in theaters. Starring Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki and Bruce Willis, the thriller sees the world-saving heroes fighting for survival without the help of their government when the team is framed for a crime they didn’t commit.

Moving the release date will also take some heat off of Magic Mike and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which were scheduled to be released the same day. Since the announcement, Universal has moved Seth MacFarlane’s comedy Ted to June 29 as well so it won’t have to compete with major superhero blockbusters The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises, which would have dropped the weekends before and after its release. ~Kyle Sharp

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  1. anonymous2 • May 25, 2012 @ 2:46 PM

    Will still bomb.

  2. Sarah • May 25, 2012 @ 3:58 PM

    Agreed. They should push this back indefinitely…

  3. DK • May 25, 2012 @ 3:59 PM

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    I was really looking forward to this movie…what’s wrong with you people!

  4. Olive • May 25, 2012 @ 6:57 PM

    Im not seeing this movie at all, but I feel like people were really excited for this and pushing it back almost a year just so they can make it 3D is dumb. Damn you money hungry studio execs!

  5. Baz • May 25, 2012 @ 9:07 PM

    Very surprised and disappointed by this move. Paramount converting the film to 3D is just an excuse to make more money off moviegoers, and the fact that THE AVENGERS made $207 million on its opening weekend made Paramount execs leery of G.I. JOE 2’s prospects to duplicate its success. I won’t see this film in 3D next year and if they continue to do stuff like this I won’t this film at all.

  6. never mind • May 27, 2012 @ 11:38 AM

    stupid 3d they are just worried that it will bomb cause there are so many better movies coming out this summer that will blow it away so they chickened out and set it for springtime that way the rock can finish up with wrestling

  7. rhys • May 28, 2012 @ 12:04 AM

    this is total bull!!! it was the one movie i was really looking forward to this year. i can’t belive they pushed it back so they can make it f***ing 3D i don’t know anyone who even likes 3D movies its just stupid. i really really wanted to see this movie and now i just hope they loose out on it!!!

  8. CANDY • June 16, 2012 @ 9:05 PM

    I hope its worth the wait

  9. leroy mandeville • June 23, 2012 @ 6:33 AM

    WTF people it would be just as good without the stupid 3D shit now I gotta wait till after the end of the world like I said WTF.

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