As suspected since the GI joe Retaliation Trailer premiered, it’s sounds like Channing Tatum may not be in the movie much. You may recall that last summer, it was said that GI Joe Retaliation would be centered on Snake Eyes and Roadblock. Roadblock and Snake Eyes were featured in the trailer much more than Tatum, who isn’t seen(in the trailer) after the desert ambush at night. This lead some fans to speculate that perhaps his character dies early on in the movie. Perhaps later trailers may shed more light.
In any case, CraveOnline got a chance to talk to Tatum 1 on 1 after a recent press conference, and Tatum spoke about Retaliation:
Are there girls in ‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’ who can kick your ass?
No. I don’t think so. Oh no, there was a French martial artist. I don’t know, I’ve never really seen her fight. I wasn’t really in any of the scenes that she was in so I don’t really know what her capabilities are. She’s insanely beautiful in her movements, just elegant like I don’t even know. I wish I would’ve stayed to get to watch her fight though, do her scenes. She’s a very good athlete for sure.
The Rock and Bruce Willis are awesome, but is it bittersweet that the big guys come in and take some of the lead?[/b]
No, no, not at all to me. I’m very, very happy with the arrangement for sure.
Is there room for the original team in the sequel?[/b]
You’re going to have to watch the movie on that one, sorry.
Well the trailer is awesome. Did Jon Chu bring any of his ‘Step Up’ style to it?[/b]
I’m sure. I love Jon. Jon has his finger on the pulse of, I don’t want to say pop, but of the youth. I think he brings a youthfulness and an edgy hipness to it that I think the first one didn’t have.
And you wanted the sequel to get darker and edgier, right?[/b]
Yeah, I don’t know if it got darker. I just think it got edgier and more current and hip and it didn’t go so far into the CGI technical world. It really got more, I think Jon uses the words “boots on the ground” to describe it. More hand to hand stuff and just normal guns and normal soldiering.
Did you get to do the mountain repelling scene?[/b]
I did not. I wish I did. That would’ve been fun.[/i]
So ‘Tankers, are you pleased with the direction Retaliation seems to have taken?