Earlier today we brought you the news of how Paramount Pictures and Hasbro had decided to push back the release of John Chu’s ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ to March 2013. The reason for the delay? According to the Paramount’s press release, the new date is to accommodate for a 3D conversion that will give fans a “more immersive entertainment experience.”
It’s a very strange move for Paramount, as it was all geared up to release the action packed blockbuster in American cinemas on June 29th, so this last minute decision has left fans wondering whether or not there was more to the delay. Speculation is rife that the delay is to allow for extensive re-shoots, maybe the studio is looking to add more Channing Tatum, who is noticeably absent from the most of the trailers. There are even rumours that Paramount is looking to use the time to pursue Joseph Gordon-Levitt to return as Cobra Commander.
Well Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has taken to Twitter to confirm the 3D conversion, along with revealing that new scenes are being designed to take advantage of the post-converted 3D, so take from that what you will.
Let’s just hope that The Rock and Bruce Willis kicking ass in post-converted 3D ends being worth the wait and helps boost the box office success of ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ when it opens in 2013.