Movie News: 'G.I. Joe 3' Coming; 'World War Z' and 'Iron Man 3' Changed for China; Blazing '2 Guns' Trailer

Movie News: 'G.I. Joe 3' Coming; 'World War Z' and 'Iron Man 3' Changed for China; Blazing '2 Guns' Trailer

Apr 01, 2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

G.I. Joe 3: The initial box office returns for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum, were so encouraging that Paramount is moving forward with plans for a third installment in the series. The sequel’s reduced production costs in comparison to the original, as well as the 3D upcharge, are credited for increased profitability, ensuring the three-quel. [Variety]

The Lone Ranger: Producer Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted a new image from The Lone Ranger that strikes a different tone from the gee-whiz, big-scale action set pieces of the first two trailers. The fiery picture presents a silhouette of our heroes (we think): Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the titular character. The movie is due out on July 3. [Collider]

The Lone Ranger

World War Z: Paramount has changed World War Z, starring Brad Pitt and due out in the U.S. on June 21, in hopes of securing a wide release in China. Reportedly, the studio advised the producers to change the country cited as a possible source for the zombie outbreak, from China to another country; China limits the number of foreign films that are allowed to screen. [The Wrap]

Iron Man 3: In related news, Marvel will release a version of Iron Man 3 that has been specially tailored for China, featuring a sequence with mainland star Fan Bing Bing, as well as “specially prepared bonus footage made exclusively for the Chinese audience,” which has not been detailed. The movie opens in the U.S. and China on May 3. [Deadline]

2 Guns Trailer: Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg star in the action-filled 2 Guns as undercover law enforcement officers who end up as partners, even though neither knows that the other is an undercover officer. Confused? Watch the trailer; the movie will hit theaters on August 2. [The Film Stage]

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