UNIVERSAL CITY, California — Before Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey graced the 2012 MTV Movie Awards stage with their memorable presentation of the Best On-Screen Transformation award and utterly distracted us, MTV News caught up with Tatum on the red carpet to check in on an entirely different subject.
We wanted to know the status of the recently rescheduled release of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation."
"I don't know. Truly," Tatum said when asked if the rumors we'd see more of him in the revamped sequel are true. "I haven't seen the movie. I did my part and then all this stuff is going on, so they haven't come to talk to me about anything. They talk about a lot of stuff; who knows if it's the industry or the actual studio? You never know."
But everything is better with a little more of the "Magic Mike" star in it, right?
"Sometimes? I don't know," Tatum said. "You have to have the exact right amount of Chan."
"Duh," Tatum's lovely wife, Jenna Dewan, answered for her husband. "I say yes."
So no matter our desire for more Tatum, the official studio line on the push-back is that Paramount wants to convert the film into 3-D. They made the move in hopes that adding three dimensions will translate to more impressive international box-office numbers.
"We're going to do a conscientious 3-D job, because we've seen how it can better box office internationally," an unnamed studio exec recently said of the switch. "Jim Cameron did all of 'Titanic's' 3-D in post — and look how well that movie turned out."
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" is scheduled to open March 29, 2013.
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