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Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013

Transformers News: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 10:34PM CDT

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This isn't Transformers news, but considering the long standing connection between the two fandoms we decided to put this on the homepage. This Summer's highly anticipated G.I.Joe: Retaliation has been delayed until 2013! Despite being a mere five weeks away from the film's release date, the millions already spent promoting the film, and the toys already showing up on retail shelves, Paramount has pushed the release date back until March 29th of next year. The main reason for the delay appears to be a decision to post convert the film to 3D.

Los Angeles Times wrote:The move surprised even the film's director, Jon M. Chu, who early this week still expected the movie to open next month.

In an interview Monday with The Times, the 32-year-old director expressed excitement about the impending release date and a new trailer, and sounded like a filmmaker who felt he had already cleared the toughest hurdles of post-production.

"It's been a crazy journey but we're almost there," he said. "I'm excited for people to finally see it or even finally get a glimpse. I'm really excited about it."


The full L.A. Times article can be read by clicking here.

See the official press release below:

PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Hasbro, Inc (NASDAQ:HAS - News), and Paramount Pictures, announced today that G.I. JOE: RETALIATION will now be released in 3D. The film, originally slated for release in June 2012, is scheduled to be released March 29, 2013.
“It is increasingly evident that 3D resonates with movie-goers globally and together with Paramount, we made the decision to bring fans an even more immersive entertainment experience,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s President and CEO.
“In 2012, we continue to have several strong motion picture and television entertainment backed properties that are selling well at retail and our entertainment strategy remains strong and on-track,” Goldner said. “Through our own Hasbro Studios for television and in partnership with several movie studios including Paramount, Universal, Sony and Relativity, we are creating entertainment experiences around many of our highly popular iconic brands. For the full year 2012, we continue to believe, absent the impact of foreign exchange, we will again grow revenues and earnings per share.”
Certain statements in this release contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include expectations concerning the Company’s potential performance in 2012, including with respect to its revenues and earnings per share, and business goals and may be identified by the use of forward-looking words or phrases. The Company's actual actions or results may differ materially from those expected or anticipated in the forward-looking statements due to both known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Specific factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to: (i) the Company's ability to design, manufacture, source and ship new and continuing products on a timely and cost-effective basis, as well as interest in and purchase of those products by retail customers and consumers in quantities and at prices that will be sufficient to profitably recover the Company’s development, manufacturing, marketing, royalty and other costs; (ii) global economic conditions, including recessions, credit crises or other economic shocks or downturns which can negatively impact the retail and/or credit markets, the financial health of the Company’s retail customers and consumers, and consumer and business confidence, and which can result in lower employment levels, less consumer disposable income, and lower consumer spending, including lower spending on purchases of the Company’s products; (iii) other factors which can lower discretionary consumer spending, such as higher costs for fuel and food, drops in the value of homes or other consumer assets, and high levels of consumer debt; (iv) other economic and public health conditions in the markets in which the Company and its customers and suppliers operate which impact the Company's ability and cost to manufacture and deliver products, such as higher fuel and other commodity prices, higher labor costs, higher transportation costs, outbreaks of disease which affect public health and the movement of people and goods, and other factors, including government regulations, which can create potential manufacturing and transportation delays or impact costs; (v) currency fluctuations, including movements in foreign exchange rates, which can lower the Company’s net revenues and earnings, and significantly impact the Company’s costs; (vi) delays, increased costs or difficulties associated with the development and release of planned entertainment supporting the Company’s products and brands and consumer interest in and acceptance of such entertainment; (vii) the concentration of the Company's customers, potentially increasing the negative impact to the Company of difficulties experienced by any of the Company’s customers or changes by the Company’s customers in their purchasing or selling patterns; (viii) greater than expected costs, or unexpected delays or difficulties, associated with the Company’s investment in its joint venture with Discovery Communications, LLC, to operate THE HUB network and the creation of new content to appear on the network and elsewhere; (ix) consumer interest in and acceptance of the joint venture network, and programming created by Hasbro Studios, and other factors impacting the financial performance of the joint venture and Hasbro Studios; (x) greater than expected costs or unexpected delays or difficulties associated with the creation of Hasbro’s Gaming Center of Excellence and the execution of the Company’s strategy for driving innovation and immersive play experiences in its gaming business; (xi) unexpected delays or difficulties in the Company’s execution of its plans to drive growth and increased profitability in its U.S. and Canada business; (xii) the inventory policies of the Company’s retail customers, including retailers’ potential decisions to lower the inventories they are willing to carry, even if it results in lost sales, as well as the concentration of the Company's revenues in the second half and fourth quarter of the year, which coupled with reliance by retailers on quick response inventory management techniques increases the risk of underproduction of popular items, overproduction of less popular items and failure to achieve tight and compressed shipping schedules; (xiii) work stoppages, slowdowns or strikes, which may impact the Company's ability to manufacture or deliver product in a timely and cost-effective manner; (xiv) the bankruptcy or other lack of success of one of the Company's significant retailers which could negatively impact the Company's revenues or bad debt exposure; (xv) the impact of competition on revenues, margins and other aspects of the Company's business, including the ability to secure, maintain and renew popular licenses and the ability to attract and retain talented employees in a competitive environment; (xvi) concentration of manufacturing for many of the Company’s products in the People’s Republic of China and the associated impact to the Company of public health conditions and other factors affecting social and economic activity in China, affecting the movement of products into and out of China, and impacting the cost of producing products in China and exporting them to other countries; (xvii) the risk of product recalls or product liability suits and costs associated with product safety regulations; (xviii) other market conditions, third party actions or approvals and the impact of competition which could reduce demand for the Company’s products or delay or increase the cost of implementation of the Company's programs or alter the Company's actions and reduce actual results; (xix) the risk that anticipated benefits of acquisitions may not occur or be delayed or reduced in their realization; and (xx) other risks and uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in the Company's public announcements and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to make any revisions to the forward-looking statements contained in this release or to update them to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.
About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS - News) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. The Company’s five major motion pictures to date have generated more than $3 billion dollars at the global box office. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative, well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company’s Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. Programming in the U.S. is distributed on The Hub TV Network, a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the Company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens.” Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com.
Credit(s): L.A. Times, Yahoo! Finance
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Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383044)
Posted by It Is Him on May 23rd, 2012 @ 10:41pm CDT
Not being in 3D is an excuse. More than likely some execs weren't impressed with the final product and decided GI Joe couldn't compete with the big summer blockbusters. March isn't as competitive, and the movie could potentially do better then.

This is a pretty bad sign for the movie's quality.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383045)
Posted by worldsgreatest on May 23rd, 2012 @ 10:42pm CDT
As bad as it is sometimes for Transformers fans, count yourselves lucky that you aren't a GI Joe fan. And if you are...I'm sorry.

I never even SAW a Low Light or Renegades Storm Shadow at retail. And now...this.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383048)
Posted by freetouch on May 23rd, 2012 @ 10:50pm CDT
10 to one execs got freaked out because battleship sunk like the titanic.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383055)
Posted by Hypershock on May 23rd, 2012 @ 11:06pm CDT
GI Joe Retaliation has been delayed,, but don't worry, we'll still retaliate at some point...i hope...maybe we should be called GI Joe: Passive Aggression
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383058)
Posted by Aximalli_Prime on May 23rd, 2012 @ 11:12pm CDT
Dang. I hate to think about what the G.I Joe fans are going through.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383059)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on May 23rd, 2012 @ 11:13pm CDT
Yeah, I read this earlier this morning. I think it has a little to do with Battleship's lack of financial success, but it should have been done in 3D to begin with. I was gonna see it, but I'm not too upset about the delay.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383062)
Posted by Janus Prime on May 23rd, 2012 @ 11:21pm CDT
3D... sure... this has got nothing to do with The Avengers... :roll:
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383063)
Posted by Hypershock on May 23rd, 2012 @ 11:26pm CDT
Janus Prime wrote:3D... sure... this has got nothing to do with The Avengers... :roll:

I saw The Avengers in 3d at a pre-screening, it was good but the 3d really didnt enhance it so far as to delay the release of a movie
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383065)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on May 23rd, 2012 @ 11:33pm CDT
worldsgreatest wrote:As bad as it is sometimes for Transformers fans, count yourselves lucky that you aren't a GI Joe fan. And if you are...I'm sorry.

I never even SAW a Low Light or Renegades Storm Shadow at retail. And now...this.

I know the feeling, I just got into G.I. Joe with the PoC line and it wasn't long before they dropped the ball on that. It seems the more I wanted a figure the harder it was to get.
freetouch wrote:10 to one execs got freaked out because battleship sunk like the titanic.

That's what I'm thinking.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383072)
Posted by necr0blivion on May 24th, 2012 @ 12:16am CDT
That's a shame, especially so close to the expected release. That first movie was not good, but I think most people had an expectation that the sequel would do better. I was looking forward to it for the following reasons:
-The Rock as Roadblock
-Bruce Willis as Joe
-Cobra Commander looking more like Cobra Commander
-lots of ninja action

Reasons that wouldn't make a difference to me: seeing the movie in 3D.

I agree, the 3D reason sounds like a cover, but I wouldn't compare Battleship's recent outing to possible Joe revenue. Joe has a devout following, Battleship is just a game.

I, too, feel empathy for Joe fans. At least I have Expendables 2 to look forward to this summer as centerpiece of another testosterone night.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383076)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on May 24th, 2012 @ 12:45am CDT
Oh wow... Just wow. I can only imagine what the Joe fans are going through. espeacialy since this movie looked alot better than the first.

I've said it before and i'll say it again. These movies aren't made for fans. There meant to bring in money. If they feel they can find a way to bring in more cash flow, they'll do whatever they feel they need to do. fans be damned... Thats really sad.

I wonder if people put up enough fuss that they'll reverse there decesion and keep the movie on track for its June release date. Worth a shot
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383077)
Posted by dinojack86 on May 24th, 2012 @ 12:50am CDT
Wow- I am stunned. I don't know why- I think it's because of how close to the release date they are. The previews, the interviews, the toys (my TRU has already begun stocking them!) and so on. I'm actually pretty stoked for this movie, possibly more than any other this summer. I say I'm disappointed is an understatement. I think it has great potential (especially compared to the first movie) and this in my opinion is a HUGE mistake. Paramount already delayed Star Trek 2 over and over again- probably for 3D. I just don't get it. GI JOE was my first love as far as toys and cartoons are concerned when I was very young. It probably played some part down the line in my decision to join the US Army myself. I just really think they're shooting themselves in the foot whether they realize it or not. Excitement for this film isn't going to last over the next 9 months- this isn't the Avengers! If toy sales were bad before this isn't going to help. I think Hasbro and Paramount jacked it all up when they decided to make them an international team rather than Real American Heroes. That's what GI JOE is and was always supposed to be. It just goes to show what the power of patriotism and pride in our great nation can instill in children. I've been checking out Generaljoes and I must say the mood is sour to say the least. Don't mean for negativity but I always hate to see something like GI JOE get kicked while it's down. I just honestly feel like they may have just written the death sentence for the GI JOE toys/brand for a while.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383091)
Posted by Screamfleet on May 24th, 2012 @ 1:34am CDT
freetouch wrote:10 to one execs got freaked out because battleship sunk like the titanic.



it really kind of is actually.

GI Joe was setting itself up for failure.

Avengers in it's 3rd weekend did better than battleship on it's first.

GI Joe would have had spider-man coming out the next week.

Audiences have pretty much shown, that right now, they like super heroes. This will probably really help GI joe out. Rather than completely disappearing in it's second week.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383097)
Posted by noctorro on May 24th, 2012 @ 2:21am CDT
3d only in post production? Wasn't that like a bad move (Clash of the Titans)

Didn't know Battleship did bad at the boxoffice, I find it the better one of the random alien movies (Skyline / World Invasion).

I don't mind it being delayed, even if it was released around the same time as Spiderman. I live almost next to a cinema so I'm going to All the movies anyway.

Watch All the Films!!!
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383111)
Posted by steve2275 on May 24th, 2012 @ 4:25am CDT
thers a roadblock for smelling what the rock i gonna be cookin
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383113)
Posted by Autobot032 on May 24th, 2012 @ 4:43am CDT
This is a terrible move.

March is a bad time for movies, and The Hunger Games is proof of that. (Follow me...)

The Hunger Games is supposedly an excellent movie (I've not seen it, no real interest...), but some have said that while it is a great film, it might not have made it as a summer blockbuster kinda deal. It made beau coup bucks, by being released in March. But, it's the exception, not the rule. Even the analysts were shocked by it's success. Especially when factoring in the release date.

It takes something exceptional to make a March release date be a winner. I don't see Retaliation being that exceptional piece of cinema. Plus, post converting it to 3D will only give people MORE to bitch about it.

This is a horrible, horrible idea, and it's going to cause the film to suffer. And like it was said, it shows that the film isn't really that strong on it's own.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383117)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 24th, 2012 @ 5:34am CDT
Epic FAIL! This should be rebooted from the beginning and stay true to its roots.

1.Snake Eyes and Stormshadow........brothers in arms not this fake jealousy/rivalry schtck they rammed into our throats.

2.The Baroness should be ultra left uber rich revolutionary not some mind wiped blond bimbo

3.G.I.Joe should be the Real American Hero

4.Cobra Commander? Well the origin either be the Cobra-La or Larry Hama's (both are equally good)

Otherwise, this will sink faster than "Battle Shit........Ship" in a clunker fest contest between it and John Carter.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383119)
Posted by Sodan-1 on May 24th, 2012 @ 5:58am CDT
I'm sorry I don't mean to tempt an off-topic argument, and I know I'll bring down the wrath of the thread upon my head. I read the little disclaimer at the start of this news article but why has this been news'd? I'm not saying Seibertron was wrong to say so, but he has been quite adamant that this is a site for the Transformers brand. This clearly doesn't count and is quite hypocritical of Seibertron (the site and the person if he had a say in the decision to news this).
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383120)
Posted by worldsgreatest on May 24th, 2012 @ 6:06am CDT
More than delaying the movie, this has ensured that Joe fans will get crappy movie figures for TWO YEARS instead of the awesome infuriatingly hard to get figures that were coming out. Two years!

Two years of awful Rock and Bruce Willis repaints! The horror. The horror.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383136)
Posted by vectorA3 on May 24th, 2012 @ 6:43am CDT
Post conversion 3D sucks. Hasbro/paramount should've been shooting it in 3D all along with their billions from Transformers. Instead we get this BS. Battleship actually made $, with combined domestic & international gross, just not as much as the greedy execs wanted. It's their fault for taking the gamble and spending $220+ mill on a first time movie based on a board game. Wth were they thinkin?

The only bright spot for Joe fans is that Hasbro will have more time to make the figures & fix things if needed.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383142)
Posted by worldsgreatest on May 24th, 2012 @ 6:58am CDT
The figures are still coming out. My Wal Mart has already gotten the first wave.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383151)
Posted by korisifu on May 24th, 2012 @ 7:31am CDT
I smell Michael Bay...I know he's involved somehow!
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383173)
Posted by craggy on May 24th, 2012 @ 8:15am CDT
i don't see how the news of the GI Joe movie being delayed is in any way related to Transformers toys?
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383197)
Posted by freetouch on May 24th, 2012 @ 8:48am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:Epic FAIL! This should be rebooted from the beginning and stay true to its roots.

1.Snake Eyes and Stormshadow........brothers in arms not this fake jealousy/rivalry schtck they rammed into our throats.

2.The Baroness should be ultra left uber rich revolutionary not some mind wiped blond bimbo

3.G.I.Joe should be the Real American Hero

4.Cobra Commander? Well the origin either be the Cobra-La or Larry Hama's (both are equally good)

Otherwise, this will sink faster than "Battle Shit........Ship" in a clunker fest contest between it and John Carter.


Who the hell still says "epic fail" in 2012?
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383212)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on May 24th, 2012 @ 9:15am CDT
freetouch wrote:Who the hell still says "epic fail" in 2012?


Tons of people. Like, almost the entire internet.

Anyways, I'm with those who think the production company and execs got spooked. They would be competing with Spider-Man and many other movies (not sure if Dark Knight Rises would have been close enough to be considered competition). Nothing a brand like G.I.Joe could compete with.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383232)
Posted by Emperor Galvatron on May 24th, 2012 @ 9:47am CDT
Wanna save GI Joe? Try taking a page out of the Avengers/Marvel films.

Picture this: After the credits, have the Secretary of Defense call Duke to a private meeting and tell him they are merging the Joes with another special operations task force. And then the SoD hands Duke a folder with the NEST logo on the cover and have Lennox and Epps walk out of the shadows and say "Yo Joe!"

Easy scene to produce and add on prior to the new March release, finally an excuse for the Joe/TF crossover toyline everyone wants to see and sets up an enemy for the next TF film. And it will let GI Joe ride the coattails of one of Hollywood's biggest franchises to a new era of success.

Win. Win. Win. Win.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383242)
Posted by TimothyR on May 24th, 2012 @ 10:07am CDT
Emperor Galvatron wrote:Wanna save GI Joe? Try taking a page out of the Avengers/Marvel films.

Picture this: After the credits, have the Secretary of Defense call Duke to a private meeting and tell him they are merging the Joes with another special operations task force. And then the SoD hands Duke a folder with the NEST logo on the cover and have Lennox and Epps walk out of the shadows and say "Yo Joe!"

Easy scene to produce and add on prior to the new March release, finally an excuse for the Joe/TF crossover toyline everyone wants to see and sets up an enemy for the next TF film. And it will let GI Joe ride the coattails of one of Hollywood's biggest franchises to a new era of success.

Win. Win. Win. Win.


I wouldn't mind seeing that.. Joes and transformers working together the entire movie, which would hopefully mean more robot screen time.

it's a great idea~! .. which is why you can't work for hasbro, they don't allow such things over there.

.. for those of you wining that "this isn't transformers news" .. well, don't open the page, don't read the story, don't comment in the thread, simple.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383285)
Posted by craggy on May 24th, 2012 @ 10:49am CDT
TimothyR wrote:
Emperor Galvatron wrote:Wanna save GI Joe? Try taking a page out of the Avengers/Marvel films.

Picture this: After the credits, have the Secretary of Defense call Duke to a private meeting and tell him they are merging the Joes with another special operations task force. And then the SoD hands Duke a folder with the NEST logo on the cover and have Lennox and Epps walk out of the shadows and say "Yo Joe!"

Easy scene to produce and add on prior to the new March release, finally an excuse for the Joe/TF crossover toyline everyone wants to see and sets up an enemy for the next TF film. And it will let GI Joe ride the coattails of one of Hollywood's biggest franchises to a new era of success.

Win. Win. Win. Win.


I wouldn't mind seeing that.. Joes and transformers working together the entire movie, which would hopefully mean more robot screen time.

it's a great idea~! .. which is why you can't work for hasbro, they don't allow such things over there.

.. for those of you wining that "this isn't transformers news" .. well, don't open the page, don't read the story, don't comment in the thread, simple.

A TF/Joe crossover film would make sense. So it is unlikely.

As for this not being Transformers news, it's not, and I'm not "wining" anything. Just noting a particular discrepancy in this news article not being about the Transformers brand, which is what this website is about, surely?
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383294)
Posted by Varia31 on May 24th, 2012 @ 11:01am CDT
OMEGA SAD FACE. ._________.
In the glorious name of Cobra, WHYYYYY?! Especially mere weeks away from release ... Blarg...
I know a lot of people didn't like the first one, but I liked it for what it was, it was a stand alone continuity of its own with a callback or two to the source material, and a fun yet cheesy action flick. Judging by the trailer, and the fact that they got a great looking accurate uniform for the esteemed Cobra Commander, plus all the other stuff that sounded great, I REALLY wanted to see this. :(

Now this year won't go fast enough for me. Yes, I am also a Joe fan, which I'm sure is blatantly obvious about now (couldn't you tell? :P ). By golly when it's released, I WILL see it no questions asked! For the glory of COOOOOOOOBBBRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
:COBRA:
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383313)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 24th, 2012 @ 11:17am CDT
Usins from "What's On Joe Mind?" Recorded a special down and dirty edition last night that goes over the feelings of the fandom with some controlled speculation thrown in. Check it out http://whatsonjoemind.podbean.com/2012/05/23/wojm-special-edition-13-the-retaliation-reaction/here.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383351)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on May 24th, 2012 @ 12:36pm CDT
Curiouser and curiouser.

If it was about making more money, you think they might try a stint where they release it now, and the 3D one later down the road. This says they aren't that confident in it, which is reasonable given people may have reserves about seeing the sequel.

But WHY? I still have no idea and must fall back to what others are saying about summer blockbusters this year. That's my only guess. They hope that this excuse will save it, by pushing it back is my ONLY explanation. You don't just willy-nilly push back a date and throw in 3D this late. Someone is very scared and thinks that it will actually make more money, given a new date, and a small new feature. Perhaps it's a marketing stunt to help generate hype. I can see all this, but it remains a blurry mess underwater from our eyes. Well, nothing to do now but wait....
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383391)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 24th, 2012 @ 2:13pm CDT
your kidding me right, they're pushing back the movie to do half assed 3d? There has to be more to this cause theyre going to lose money doing this, with no movie to promote the toys are not going to sell well and by the time the movie comes out the toyline will be done. Unless they delay the toys too but then they lose money from that cause there arent any gijoe stuff out right now. It has to be a competition thing just look at whats out now and whats coming out in the next few months, gijoe probably wouldnt last long. Oh well still got Prometheus & expendables 2, could always see avengers again as well. Just hope this doenst kill the franchise, its already on thin ice.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383415)
Posted by SlyTF1 on May 24th, 2012 @ 3:33pm CDT
So, they take a movie that's about to come out, then push the release date forward almost a freaking year to add some shitty 3D!!!??? What where they thinking!!!??? This isn't even real 3D, it's that post conversion crap that people are going to complain about anyway!!! It's not worth it AT ALL. They just signed this movie's death warrant.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383426)
Posted by ILL-Star on May 24th, 2012 @ 3:52pm CDT
I can never quite understand why people continue to go see 3D movies. If the 3D where like the kind you get at the Universal rides, that would be great. But every 3D movie is really just a waste of money. You pay more only to have the annoyance of putting glasses on for something you can barely call 3D. And I and don't know about anyone else, but my perscription glasses bug the crap out of me enough. The last thing I want is to put an extra pair on top.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383434)
Posted by Sodan-1 on May 24th, 2012 @ 4:32pm CDT
TimothyR wrote:.. for those of you wining that "this isn't transformers news" .. well, don't open the page, don't read the story, don't comment in the thread, simple.

In no way is that a valid excuse for why I am "wining".
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383473)
Posted by CommanderHazar on May 24th, 2012 @ 6:40pm CDT
I hate Paramount for this. They've just guaranteed that a movie I was eager to see is now a movie I won't be able to see until it's released on disk.

I can't watch 3D movies, and when a movie is released in 3D it is done in such a way that it's impossible to find/get to a non-3D showing these days. I wish they just stop making these goddamned 3D movies.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383485)
Posted by alternator77 on May 24th, 2012 @ 7:17pm CDT
for those complaining about it not being tf related agreed. having said that ill say this that is the purpose of a GENERAL DISCUSSION FORUM. but i do agree front paging it is a bit much.

as far as the delay its a huuuuggeee mistake since hasbro will be sitting on warehouses of figures that most retailers will definitely pass on now.
and the 3d conversion is a money grab pure and simple 17 dollars as opposed to 10 for the same ticket.

well at least it shows hasbro is consistent in that they cancel stuff before its released :roll:
well hopefully well get an "ASIA EXCLUSIVE" for all the retaliation merchandise for a big fat markup :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: way to go hasbro way to go.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383529)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on May 24th, 2012 @ 10:25pm CDT
Pushing it back that far? After the marketing and merchandising is already going? Sheesh, might as well just release it direct to DVD because they just killed this thing.

Shame, looked like it might actually be good, unlike that first piece of crap.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383536)
Posted by Duke of Luns on May 24th, 2012 @ 10:52pm CDT
Dang. :-( A whole year for 3-D? Man, does that mean it'll be one of those deals where it's practically 3-D or nothin? I don't mind too much, since ticket prices around here are about $5.50 normal and $7.50 or $8.50 3-D(can't remember which), but that extra dimension doesn't do much for me.

Well that's one more movie on the list for next year. And I guess there will be less competition in March for the film, but it still seems, I don't know, stupid.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383598)
Posted by vectorA3 on May 25th, 2012 @ 4:54am CDT
Paramount wasn't confident in the first Joe either, they didn't do any press screenings in LA prior to release. Probably not anywhere else either.

This delay is kind of bizarre since the director for Joe 2 was picked because he had experience shooting in 3D with the Step Up movie and/or Justin Bieber film. Thus, one would think the 3D plans, whether it be shot in 3D or postconverted, would be set. Par must be afraid of the competition. This doesn't make sense, but when does Paramount ever make sense? Brad Grey and Brian Goldner, I hope you're reading.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1383916)
Posted by prowl123 on May 26th, 2012 @ 7:02am CDT
That's so stupid. Half the time, 3D doesn't even enhance the movie in any way.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1384209)
Posted by vectorA3 on May 27th, 2012 @ 5:24am CDT
prowl123 wrote:That's so stupid. Half the time, 3D doesn't even enhance the movie in any way.


Agreed.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1384225)
Posted by prowl123 on May 27th, 2012 @ 6:52am CDT
vectorA3 wrote:
prowl123 wrote:That's so stupid. Half the time, 3D doesn't even enhance the movie in any way.


Agreed.


^^
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1384369)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on May 27th, 2012 @ 8:40pm CDT
This has caused quite an uproar all over the net, and more importantly stores that have preordered move mechandise that has been pushed back for 9 months. I have a strong feeling that we could see this "postone" reversed for that reason alone.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1384449)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 28th, 2012 @ 2:14am CDT
5150 Cruiser wrote:This has caused quite an uproar all over the net, and more importantly stores that have preordered move mechandise that has been pushed back for 9 months. I have a strong feeling that we could see this "postone" reversed for that reason alone.


That won't happen. Apparently the movie wasn't testing well and they're shooting new scenes; namely working a way in that Duke survives the desert ambush.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1384474)
Posted by vectorA3 on May 28th, 2012 @ 5:01am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
5150 Cruiser wrote:This has caused quite an uproar all over the net, and more importantly stores that have preordered move mechandise that has been pushed back for 9 months. I have a strong feeling that we could see this "postone" reversed for that reason alone.


That won't happen. Apparently the movie wasn't testing well and they're shooting new scenes; namely working a way in that Duke survives the desert ambush.


Aaaa... no spoilers dude. You can put that, but please cover it up with the 'spoiler' text option
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1384582)
Posted by Master of Beetus on May 28th, 2012 @ 12:16pm CDT
It's not like it's going to be a good movie or anything. Also you guys are correct about 3D. Rarely does it accualty look good. Dark of the Moon was a rip off in 3D. I saw it twice in the theature once in 3D and once in 2D and it was almost 100% the same.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1384602)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 28th, 2012 @ 12:50pm CDT
vectorA3 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
5150 Cruiser wrote:This has caused quite an uproar all over the net, and more importantly stores that have preordered move mechandise that has been pushed back for 9 months. I have a strong feeling that we could see this "postone" reversed for that reason alone.


That won't happen. Apparently the movie wasn't testing well and they're shooting new scenes; namely working a way in that Duke survives the desert ambush.


Aaaa... no spoilers dude. You can put that, but please cover it up with the 'spoiler' text option


It's not a spoiler, it's in the trailers and not a major part to the story, or at least it was.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1384653)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on May 28th, 2012 @ 3:06pm CDT
Posponed due to 3-D? Yeah.......no. It's being postponed for two reasons.

- Panic due to Battleship sinking. (Pun intended.)

and

- Competing with The Avengers.
Re: Paramount Delays G.I.Joe: Retaliation Until March 2013 (1384672)
Posted by prowl123 on May 28th, 2012 @ 4:14pm CDT
Master of Beetus wrote:It's not like it's going to be a good movie or anything. Also you guys are correct about 3D. Rarely does it accualty look good. Dark of the Moon was a rip off in 3D. I saw it twice in the theature once in 3D and once in 2D and it was almost 100% the same.


This. Bad call by Hasbro, or whoever's in charge of this. 3D is nothing but a useless gimmick designed to make movies cost twice as much.

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