G.I. JOE RETALIATION Panel Wrap Up From G.I. Joe Con 2012
G.I. Joe Con 2012 is going on down in New Orleans and G.I. Joe Retaliation was there. While there were no questions allowed about the films delay until March of next year there were some interesting bit revealed.
With G.I. Joe Retaliation being pushed back for 3D conversion anticipation for the film continues to rise. Hasbro sent Logan Lubera to New Orleans to attend G.I. Joe Con. Lubera helped out on the film and moderated a panel at the con for it. Although they did not address the films pushed back release date a number of other topis were touched on including Luber's favorite scene, Terry Crews being up for the role of Roadblock, and Bruce Willis. Check out the bullets from the Con's panel courtesy of GeneralJoes on twitter.
-Their main goal was to make GI Joe more realistic. Focus on toy-centric vehicles and weapons.
-Logan Lubera designed the Battle Kata weapons system used in the film and toy line.
-Each character has their own unique weapons. Cobra and Joes do not share weapon companies or types.
-Jinx mountain combat uniform is based on Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon.
-Dwayne Johnson is a huge GI Joe fan, very proud of his role. They did audition Terry Crewes as well.
-Logan Lubera's favorite scene involved Rza in a dojo and he blocked a shot that was filmed for a potential scene.
-Joe also has a Rza story, talking about actor's intensity and focus on the set
-Bruce Willis was a scene stealer, and ad libbed a lot of his lines. Loved being involved in the film.
G.I. Joe Retaliation stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson, and will be released on March 29, 2013.
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