Thanks to GeneralsJoes Twitter buddy and host of the General Geekery podcast NFC JD for passing along word that apparently there are two working endings for G.I. Joe: Retaliation being test-screened for select crowds.
It is currently unknown what is the difference between the two endings, but Nuke the Fridge reports that this is indeed occurring.
There were also rumors of a similar thing happening in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra… in fact, I believe Steven Sommers mentioned in the director’s commentary that a few elements were changed at the last minute with the first film. At one point, Storm Shadow admitted to Snake Eyes that he didn’t kill the Hard Master just before Snake Eyes stabbed him and dropped him into below zero arctic waters…apparently that scene was determined to be too extreme, considering Snake Eyes was a “good guy” and the dialogue was dropped.
Secondly, there were rumors that both Cobra Commander and Destro were supposed to escape, but test audience reaction was so strong that the film was reshot to show the two Cobra leaders indeed being captured. It would be interesting to know what the difference in the two endings might be this time around. Check out the information on Nuke the Fridge.
My only question is, who is being invited to these things and how the hell do I get on that list?