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