Yesterday the internet was bombarded with exclusive looks at G.I. Joe: Retaliation’s first set of character one sheet movie posters. The Blot’s been wondering for a few weeks now why no posters for the film had been released and then BAM! nine different character posters show up. I guess if you’re finally going to release a set of posters for a big summer blockbuster you’ve gotta go big, and the marketing team behind G.I. Joe: Retaliation definitely went big with this set.
Character movie poster sets are often pretty boring, but the team behind G.I. Joe 2 did a great job picking out photos for these one sheets. I have to give them credit, other than a few boring duds (Duke and Joe Colton), these are actually pretty cool looking. I’m especially loving Roadblock, Jinx, Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow’s poses in these posters with Roadblock and Jinx’s being the most intriguing. Plus, we get our very first full look at the new Cobra Commander. Boy is this a huge improvement over the character’s look in the first film!
I’m also glad to see Channing Tatum’s Duke got a poster because based on the film’s trailers there has been heavy speculation that his character is killed off in the film’s opening scene. I’m hoping that’s not the case, but clearly he has not been featured in much of G.I. Joe 2’s marketing to date and after a huge 2011/2012 it’s arguable that Tatum is the film’s 2nd biggest star after Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (sorry Bruce Willis). My only question now is, where is Zartan’s poster!?!
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Character Movie Poster Set 1 features Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Roadblock, Channing Tatum as Duke, Bruce Willis as General Joe Colton, Byung-Hun Lee as Storm Shadow, Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, Ray Park as Snake Eyes, Faran Tahir as Cobra Commander, Elodie Yung as Jinx and D.J. Cotrona as Flint.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation is scheduled to premier in theaters on June 29, 2012.