Video Interviews: The Rock And His G.I. Joe: Retaliation Co-Stars

By Katey Rich 2012-02-20 11:51:34discussion comments
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Toy Fair is really primarily an industry event for toymakers, for everyone from giants like Mattel to independent companies to show off their wares, trade tips and collaborate on what's next. But when you're a behemoth like Hasbro representing the official toys for a lot of big upcoming movies, you can add a little bit of Hollywood glitz to the proceedings. At the official Hasbro show room last Monday, the movers and shakers behind G.I. Joe: Retaliation paid a visit, to check out their action figures, meet the people manufacturing their toys, and impress a few members of the press with just how excited they are about their movie.

You may have already seen my video interviews with director Jon M. Chu and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, in which they emphasized the ways in which Retaliation is essentially a reboot from the first film, and how they're making the film both more realistic and also a lot of fun. Now check out the interviews with the film's stars, all of them newcomers to the franchise. D.J. Cotrona and Adrianne Palicki were holding their action figures when they stopped by to chat, and we went over the experience of jumping into a giant film like this, why D.J. was a little disappointed by the first film as a fan, and the playful vibe on the set. And then it came time to talk to The Rock, and ask him the obvious question on everyone's mind: Why is he quoting Jay-Z in the Super Bowl trailer?

Check out the two interviews below, and see how G.I. Joe: Retaliation turned out for yourself when it opens in theaters June 29.






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