Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, D.J. Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson
Director: John M. Chu
Opening Date: 3.29.13
Running Time: 125 mins
Veteran dance-film director Jon Chu takes a crack at G.I. Joe in this sequel to Stephen Sommers’ blockbuster 2009 film. Dwayne Johnson stars as Roadblock in the sequel, with Channing Tatum returning as Duke, the leader of the Joes, and Ray Park joining them as mute ninja Snake Eyes. Bruce Willis, Ray Stevenson, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, Lee Byung-hun, Elodie Yung, and RZA co-star.
So at 125 minutes, the official run time is just over 2 hours. I think that’s a good amount. Seems amazing though, that there’s several years worth of build up for an experience that will last just over 125 minutes, and the end result could shape the future of the franchise. Pretty bizarre, and a clear indication of the power of Hollywood.
Another interesting note is that MANN Theaters puts the official release date still at March 29th, which I think just goes further to prove the March 28th date seen in recent trailers and TV Spots is just reflecting a midnight (or earlier) premiere, and isn’t a reflection of a real change in the launch date.