In February, the sequel film G.I. Joe: Retaliation released a pretty action-packed Super Bowl commercial … today, we get to check out two new trailers that blow that Super Bowl commercial out of the water. Retaliation has released both a domestic and an international trailer that give us a better understanding of the film’s plot. These trailers also clue us in to the fact that Duke (played by Channing Tatum) will NOT be featured as a key character in the sequel. A new group of Joes will battle Cobra this time around. Check out the trailers below and get a new taste of the fun that will be had when G.I. Joe: Retaliation hits theaters this Summer.
Following director Jon M. Chu’s appearance at Cinemacon in Las Vegas, Paramount Pictures premiered a second trailer Monday night for G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The follow-up to the studio’s 2009 blockbuster G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA, Chu’s film stars Dwayne Johnson as iconic soldier Roadblock and Bruce Willis as Joe Colton, the man for whom the Joes were named. While previous trailers and clips set up the context for Chu’s sequel, the new footage reveals more details about how and why Johnson and Willis’ characters are introduced into the series. Specifically, Duke (Channing Tatum) is among a group of soldiers that is attacked by Firefly (Ray Stevenson), and while the trailer doesn’t reveal his fate, he’s evidently indisposed enough to be absent from the remainder of the clip, if not the movie itself. Subsequently, Roadblock assembles a new core team of Joes that includes Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki), Mouse (Joseph Mazzello), Flint (D.C. Cotrona) and of course Snake Eyes (Ray Park), after discovering that the President of the United States himself (Jonathan Pryce) has branded G.I. Joe a menace and replaced the division with the evil forces of COBRA. The last member of Roadblock’s team to join is Joe Colton, and the two men set out to rescue the world from COBRA, whose forces assemble across the globe. As London erupts in violence, Roadblock struggles to keep ahold of his team and avenge his fallen comrades. After that, there’s a bunch of cool swingy stuff where Jinx (Elodie Yung) and Snake Eyes fight up in the mountains against a phalanx of COBRA ninjas.
Meh. As much as I like Duke … I don’t think I’m going to miss him. Movies like this are mindless fun. I really loved the first film, I think I’m really going to love this follow-up. Here is the just-released international trailer that shows us a bit more of the film:
Again … Oscar-caliber, this is not. As a longtime fan of G.I. Joe, I’m totally geeked. This movie will be fun, trust me.