G.I. Joe: Retaliation pushed back to 2013

Paramount keen to do a good job on the 3D

G.I. Joe: Retaliation has been pushed back to 2013, with Paramount claiming the delay is necessary in order to give the film the 3D treatment in post production.

The film was initially set to open in the US on 29 June 2012, a prime weekend in the summer schedule, but will now be shunted all the way back to 29 March 2013.

The news comes as something of a surprise given the amount of money the studio spent on securing advertising space at this year's Superbowl, but a studio source told Deadline the move will pay off in the long run.

"We’re going to do a conscientious 3D job because we’ve seen how it can better box office internationally," said the source. "Jim Cameron did all of Titanic‘s 3D in post, and look how well that movie turned out."

Sounds like fans of musclebound men firing big guns will have to wait a little bit longer to see Bruce Willis and The Rock do their stuff. Meanwhile, Paramount will have to start saving their pennies ahead of next year's Superbowl...

Are you disappointed by the news, or not too bothered about the film in the first place? Tell us, below...


    • FBJBeard

      May 24th 2012, 12:01

      Bollocks, Paramount just want to make more money. As for the comment "im Cameron did all of Titanic‘s 3D in post, and look how well that movie turned out" i'm not sure he has actually watched it in 3d. No-one I know has ever said "WOW 3d Titantic was worth it" Lastly, post production 3d did really well, ask Warner about Clash of the Titans...

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    • CaptainCrazy

      May 24th 2012, 12:49

      By the sword of Jean-Luc Godard, damn...I was actually looking forward to this. Add The Rock to a pot of boiling fish farts and you can make gold.

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    • getabaggo

      May 24th 2012, 13:53

      WOW! 3d Titantic was worth it, hopefully it gets leaked online in the next year and no one goes to see it, post production 3D will do nothing for this

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    • marc96

      May 24th 2012, 15:53

      was never excited by this film but quite intrigued to see if it had improved on the first film which i didnt enoy much.. th is has so obviously been done for financial reasons, making it 3d will mean more expensive ticket prices & they wont have to compete with the new bourne film, expendables 2 & total recall, if its not that then clearly they dont think much of the film & feels it needs more work, in my opinion anyway

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    • Hadouken76

      May 24th 2012, 17:18

      KOC.. If you were Ethan Hunt wouldn't you end up beating the sh*t out of yourself?

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    • Ali1748

      May 24th 2012, 17:19

      3D needs to go away already.

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    • marc96

      May 24th 2012, 17:53

      @tkoc i had mentioned in my comment about expendables 2

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    • Hadouken76

      May 24th 2012, 17:58

      I prefer Sam Fisher, he's got the goggles and has Micheal Ironsides' voice :D

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    • Heisenberg

      May 28th 2012, 16:24

      Anyone else notice that the 29th March 2013 is awfully close to next years WWE Wrestlemania in which The Rock will be headlining?? Interesting....

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