‘G.I. Joe’ Sequel Is ‘Better Than The First,’ Says Channing Tatum

Whether you loved or hated “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” it’s fair to say that there were a few things that could be improved upon in a sequel (except Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s performance as “The Doctor”/Rex though. He was awesome). Now with a second film looming and a lengthy trailer we’ve overanalyzed it’s time to find out what the stars of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” are saying about the film.

When MTV News caught up with Channing Tatum during the press day for his new romantic drama “The Vow” recently, we asked him to dish on a few details about the film.

Thing is, based on the trailer, it looks as though Tatum’s character very likely does not last long in the film. I attempted to get Tatum to own up to Duke’s early departure with a few pointed, wink-and-nudge-type questions. First, what can he tell fans about his character’s arc in the film?

“I don’t know. I think they’re going to have to check it out,” he said. “I think that the movie is going to be better than the first one. I think that Jon Chu has a younger, hipper sensibility. [’Rise of Cobra’ director] Stephen Sommers is great, I really enjoyed working with him, but I think this movie is going to be a little hipper. A little bit more edgy.”

So what can he tell us about what he’s seen of the film?

“I actually haven’t seen very much,” Tatum said sincerely.

Should we prep for seeing a lot of Duke screen time?

“I don’t know,” Tatum said with a smile, beginning to see where I was going with my line of questioning. “I’m not sure. I haven’t seen the final cut.”

At this point in our conversation, Tatum’s “Vow” co-star Rachel McAdams, who was seated next to him in the video but out of frame, seemed confused about where we were going with the conversation so I whispered to her that rumor has it that Tatum’s character dies in the movie, which made Tatum laugh out loud.

“Really?” he giggled, acting surprised.

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