Here’s some news that definitely does not “rock.” G.I. Joe: Retaliation had been scheduled to be released on June 29, 2012, but its studio has decided to delay the film until March 29, 2013, so that it can be released in 3D. So if you were looking forward to seeing hot guys blow stuff up (and who wouldn't be?), you've got an additional nine months to wait. We're sorry.
The sequel to the 2009 original — which stars Channing Tatum, The Rock, and Bruce Willis — has already been completed. And even though the studio has spent money on marketing the movie for this year, the studio is convinced that the movie can earn millions more with the 3D conversion because international audiences go crazy for that extra dimension. (Kinda ironic, given that this movie is about a "real American hero," dontcha think?)
The studio may also have been worried about competing with The Amazing Spider-Man, which will be released four days after G.I. Joe 2 was scheduled to come out. Maybe Emma Stone is more powerful than we think!
But for Channing Tatum fans, this might not actually be such a bad thing. In a strange twist, Channing had been scheduled to have two major films come out on June 29 of this year: G.I. Joe 2 and the stripper dramedy Magic Mike, based loosely on his salad days as an exotic dancer. So at least now Channing’s fans won’t have to make the agonizing decision of choosing between his two films.
This change has also led to a rejiggering of the release date for the Mark Wahlberg-Mila Kunis comedy Ted, which will move up from its original release date of July 13 to take the June 29 slot. So now that Channing Tatum's and Mark Wahlberg’s movies will be coming out on the same day, we’ll have to decide between two guys who look great in their underwear. Nobody said that life was easy.