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While a follow-up to Stephen Sommer’s action-packed mess G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra was scheduled to hit very early in the summer, it was then delayed until August, only to finally announce an early 2013 release. It’s could spell trouble but it’s delays could also help the franchise out, this despite the first film only being a modest hit. It’s been rumoured that behind-the-scenes the studio heads saw this years emergence of Channing Tatum as a bankable movie-star, put the skids on the film hitting cinemas, due to the fact Tatum’s character was originally killed off in the opening set-up of John Chu’s sequel.

Paramount Pictures were quick to order reshoots and rewrites as they now see his major inclusion alongside new recruits Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnston as an even bigger bonus. So, expect him to return for part three if the film »

- Craig Hunter

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