[VIDEO] New Footage And Details Revealed For G.I. Joe: Retaliation Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.23.2013
Superhero Hype spoke with G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
On the rumors that the reshoots involved more Channing Tatum: "We didn't go and reshoot anything. I'm not going to say what happens to Channing in the movie, but there wasn't any of that crazy stuff. We just ignored it. It was funny, though, when that new trailer came out. Everyone was like, 'Oh! He's in it way more!'"
On the film's tone: "I really wanted to make the second film more grounded to get a greater sense of grit. The action pictures I've been involved in are ones where, when a guy gets punched, you really feel the punch and when somebody gets shot, you really feel the shot. When Jon came in, that was one of the things he said to me that made me go, 'Okay. We're really going to do this picture together.'"
On adapting the "Silent Interlude" story from the comics: "That was where it all sort of started. Obviously, ninjas are a really big part of the movie and we thought that that would make it unique from other franchises to have both the military and the ninja side. We wanted to make sure we were doing something really, really different with ninjas that we had never done before. Because they have masks on and they don't talk anyway, it was the perfect sort of place. You could tell a story with their fighting."
Meanwhile, Break.com has released more footage from the film, which you can see below.