'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Moves to March 2013 to Make Room for 3D Upgrade

'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Moves to March 2013 to Make Room for 3D Upgrade

May 23, 2012

Well you can scratch one 2012 summer movie off your schedule. Despite several looks at the film and even a trailer, word has just dropped that G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be moving from June 29th, 2012 to March 29th, 2013 in order to make some room for a 3D conversion. Part of this has to do with helping the film perform better internationally, but some of it may also have to do with the fact that G.I. Joe 2 would have had to go up against The Amazing Spider-Man (June 29th to July 3rd), both of which would've had to share a very similar audience. Plus, one look at how well The Hunger Games did in March made many behind the scenes feel better about debuting what's essentially a summer blockbuster a bit earlier than expected prior to the official start of summer. Or, ya know, it could just be really bad and Paramount would rather spend time converting it to 3D in order to make as much as they can off it. No matter which way you slice it, this ain't a good thing for anyone, especially when you're moving a film five weeks before it hits theaters.

So, for now, here's all we have of G.I. Joe: Retaliation. More coming in 2013 ... [via Deadline]

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