It’s been a little while since we last saw anything from G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the new action film from director Jon Chu. While a slew of new character posters arrived online last week and we’ve seen the occasional still, the last time we saw any new footage from the movie was all the way back in early April when a new international trailer found its way online. With the film’s release date on June 29th coming closer and closer, I’m happy to report that the drought is over.

Last night – as part of my on-going CinemaCon coverage - I was invited to attend a screening of a five minute sizzle reel as well as a brand spanking new trailer in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that the extended footage is going to be making its way on to the internet, but I do have some good news: the trailer has arrived.

You can watch the new preview below and after you can read my thoughts on the material that I watched last night. Check it out!

While a good amount of what you just watched was included in the sizzle reel, there were some other awesome-looking sequences that were left out. Of them, my personal favorite was a sequence featuring Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee) doing battle in a tight hallway, with the Cobra fighter throwing shuriken after shuriken at the G.I. Joe ninja, with the hero deflecting each one with his various weaponry. Other cool scenes included an extended look at Firefly (Ray Stevenson) using a special exploding motorcycle to invade a fortified building, Blind Master (RZA) informing Snake Eyes that Storm Shadow still lives and a better look at the confrontation between the President (Jonathan Pryce) and his evil doppelganger.

Also, at the Paramount presentation earlier today (where the first footage from Tom Cruise’s new movie was shown), they showed a scene in which Duke (Channing Tatum) and Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) compete to shoot a lit candle off of a cupcake from twenty feet. While I won’t spoil how it goes down, I will say that it’s a funny scene featuring some well-crafted, witty dialogue and a very, very big gun.

For more from G.I. Joe: Retaliation, head over to our Blend Film Database and keep an eye out for our exclusive video interviews with Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, D.J. Cotrona, and Jon Chu coming soon!

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