New ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ trailer released: Now with more Channing Tatum! (Video)

By Daniel S Levine,

Paramount’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation was supposed to come out this summer, but the studio pushed it back until March 29. The first trailer since the move was released today and shows off a new scene with Channing Tatum.

The film is the sequel to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. It finds our heroes, played by Tatum, Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson, up against Cobra, which has now taken control of the U.S. government with a weapon that can destroy most of the world with one button.

Retaliation was supposed to come out in June, but Paramount delayed the release to March 29, 2013, announcing that it was post-converting it into 3D. Later, it was reported that Paramount also decided to add more scenes with Tatum, who is now a major star after three big box office hits in 2012. He’s also the Sexiest Man Alive, according to People magazine.

All these decisions were made after Paramount mounted a huge promotional campaign that included a Super Bowl commercial in February, toys and other advertisements.

Retaliation was directed by Jon M. Chu and also stars RZA, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park and Jonathan Pryce. The first film grossed just over $300 million worldwide.

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