Killing Channing Tatum Is Bad For Business
Channing Tatum has had a very busy last 12 months. Aside from being voted People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2012, he had starring roles in quite a few blockbuster movies which include 'Magic Mike', '21 Jump Street' and 'The Vow'.
Maybe that's why Paramount decided not to kill off his character, Captain "Duke" Houser in the upcoming sequel to the 2009 hit movie, 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra'. Test screenings for the project entitled, 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation', which was scheduled to be released in theaters June 29th last year, and also stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Bruce Willis, proved disastrous. The studio had planned to kill off the majority of the cast from the original movie, which would have left little onscreen interaction with Tatum and Johnson. Needless to say, the fans were not happy.
Paramount's official story states the reason for the one year delay of Retaliation was too add 3-D effects to the film. Un-officially, other than re-writes and re-shoots, they didn't want to compete with Channing's other film releases around the same time, mainly Magic Mike. Can't really blame them for that. Retaliation is now scheduled for a March 28, 2013 release. Mister Sexy is back!