More sequels will hit theater screens soon. One’s from a popular franchise, while the other hopes to correct the mistakes of its predecessor. Which are you most excited for?
‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’
Originally slated for the 2012 summer season but pushed back a year, the latest trailer for ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ looks a tad more promising compared to the previous one that everyone saw after the Super Bowl. I’m still a little leery because the first movie left such an awful aftertaste, and I’m feeling nervous about going back for seconds. Although the preview doesn’t do a great deal to inspire enthusiasm, it’s pretty cool to see Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes, Jinx, Roadblock (played by Dwayne Johnson) and Gen. Joe Colton (played by Bruce Willis). I don’t know if I like Channing Tatum as Duke, but that has a lot to do with the fact that I just don’t like Tatum at all. In any case, this sequel will now open at the end of March, which is an odd date and makes me wonder if Paramount has little confidence that the movie can compete in the 2013 summer slate.
‘Iron Man 3’
I’m digging the new trailer for the next ‘Iron Man’ installment, especially since it comes as a direct off-shoot of the events seen in ‘The Avengers’. Proving that Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ movies have made a lasting impact on the superhero genre, the movie looks to go much, much darker than the previous two. It even has me concerned about what’s to become of the Pepper Potts character. I’m also loving some of the new changes, like Cheadle taking up the War Machine moniker. From what I understand, we can expect appearances from Jack Taggert (a.k.a. Firepower) and Chen Lu (a.k.a. Radioactive Man), which will be cool. Even more exciting is Ben Kingsley as Mandarin, the insane megalomaniac who wants world domination. I think of most interest is seeing how Shane Black (screenwriter of ‘Lethal Weapon’ fame) will handle directing the project after Jon Favreau left.
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