The Rock confirms reasons for G.I. Joe: Retaliation delays

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:16 PM EST

As we reported yesterday, the G.I. Joe sequel has been pushed from June 29, 2012, to March 29, 2013. At the time, the reasons—aside from additional time for converting the film to 3D—were mere speculation. Now the Rock clears it up. Sorta.

Fielding questions from fans on Twitter, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson succinctly explained what is actually going to take nine months to do:

Which, yes, is sort of what we thought. It's not just a matter of converting the film into 3D, the delay is because there will be a decent amount of reshoots to go along with it. Ironically, director Jon Chu explained to his Paramount bosses that it'd make sense to shoot Retaliation in 3D and there were certain steps that needed to be taken:

"There was a point where we were talking about it when I first came. It seemed like a natural thing, but I told them: 'I know 3D. This is what we need. If we're going to do 3D, we're going to do it right.' It had a certain price tag to it, and I was like, 'If you guys are down, I'm down, but I do need more time to do it right.' And they were about to do it, but they cut it just a little bit short, and [I said,] 'If you guys are going to cut it short, there is no point. Let's make a movie—let's go for it and we'll go all out.' And we shot on film, super-35, and I thought this may be one of the last times I get to shoot on film, and it was actually kind of freeing. I mean, I love 3D and I think there is a lot you can do with it, but there is something to be said about just not waiting for anything."

So, it looks like we're not getting to see G.I. Joe: Retaliation this year because some people didn't want to listen.

(Via Bleeding Cool)