One of the dangers for a movie that has been waiting for release as long as G.I. Joe: Retaliation has is that we’ve seen several trailers already. So there’s not as much new footage to go around in today's offering. Fortunately for director John M Chu, there have been some reshoots as the action sequel goes through the 3D-fication process, so there are some fresh snippets here. Check it out below.
Introduced by The Rock himself, Dwayne Johnson, we get a sort of greatest hits of previous promos first: the cliff face ninja scrap, the Joes being betrayed, attacked and left for dead as Cobra consolidates its power after successfully replacing the US President (Jonathan Pryce) and shots of the team in action.
We also get some of the villains’ master plan, including the demonstration of a new super-weapon that takes out the middle of London (cue Empire’s HQ team relocating to a secret bunker underneath Stonehenge… which is probably not as secure now that we’ve talked about it. Dammit) and Johnson’s Roadblock leading our heroes in a strike back against the baddies.
Then some new material kicks in, including more banter between Roadblock and Channing Tatum’s Duke, plus extra moments with Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki) and Bruce Willis’ Joe Colton, who comes out of retirement to help his team.
We’re still hopeful – particularly with Franchise Viagra Johnson in place – that Retaliation can wipe the disappointing first movie from our brains. It storms in on March 27.