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G.I. Joe: Retaliation Moves To 2013

And now The Rock comments...

Update: The plot, it thickens. Dwayne Johnson hit the Twits today to respond to a disappointed fan about the move. According to him, the team behind the film are "designing new scenes to enhance 3D." Begin the chorus of concern about sneaky re-shoots!

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If you were awaiting the arrival of Mr Dwayne Johnson and the rest of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation crew, we have some news you might want to sit down for: they’re not coming this summer. Actually, the entire film is being shifted to March 2013 so that Paramount can run it through the 3D-O-Matic machine. We can hear the complaints even now…

According to Deadline, one studio exec explained the move thusly: "We’re going to do a conscientious 3D job because we’ve seen how it can better box office internationally. Jim Cameron did all of Titanic‘s 3D in post – and look how well that movie turned out.” Well, at least they were honest about the reason. But it won't stop anyone thinking that there's more to it than that...

The movie had been scheduled to arrive on June 29 across the pond and August 3 here. While the shift means a March 29, 2013 release in the US, we don’t yet know what that means for the UK – but we imagine it will arrive around the same time.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation is directed by John M Chu and features Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, Arnold Vosloo and DJ Cotrona.

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