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Well, it looks like Channing Tatum at least gets to talk about babysitting The Rock's kids before he dies.
Officially, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" was pulled from this past summer's release calendar in order to convert the film to 3-D. Off the record, the release was delayed because Paramount realized that it's probably not wise to kill off the star of "21 Jump Street" and "Magic Mike" in the first reel.
Tatum was called in for reshoots, though if the new international trailer is any indication, it doesn't look like they amounted to much. Sure, Duke is featured in the first few beats, though after the sneak attack that wipes out most of the Joe camp, he's completely MIA. Maybe he's set for a heroic "Hey we thought you were dead!" return in the third act?
No matter how it turns out, fans should be pleased by the bit of Duke/Roadblock banter, as the two characters were introduced together during the original run of the G.I. Joe comics in the '80s (issue #22, we believe?).
Not much else is new with this trailer, though we do get a glimpse of Zartan's shapeshifting prowess as he impersonates the President of the United States (Jonathan Pryce), and that cliffside ninja battle looks like it's going to be one wicked setpiece. Oh, and there are more Bruce Willis quips - you can never have too many of those.
Check out the new trailer below. If all goes according to the current plan, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" will be fighting for freedom in theaters on March 29, 2013.