I can’t believe I’m even writing this post. Twelve solid months of excitement. Twelve months of jumping up and down with every Twitter update, twelve months of geeking out with every image, every social media update, and cheering along with the rest of the online G.I. Joe community about the G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie trailers.
Twelve months of intense excitement and motivation, and in one fell swoop, Paramount has stomped on both Hasbro and G.I. Joe fans with one broad stroke. Citing a desire to convert the film to 3D, Paramount has officially announced that they are pushing back the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation to March 29, 2013. Yes, they apparently made this decision and made this statement just ONE MONTH before the film’s release.
Excitement online has been building, the geek community at large is fired up to see this movie, and I’m sure I speak for many of us when I say this news is crushing.
Already the reaction online is flooding social media, and the reaction is unanimous. It seems as if every ounce of positive energy for this film has been totally snuffed out. Immediate reaction is the film is terrible and they are scrambling to try and salvage something. In my opinion, this move sends a terrible, terrible message.
I’m sure cast, crew, and Hasbro at large are probably all as upset as we are, but I guess that’s Hollywood.
More information on this news as it develops, you can believe that.