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,