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'G.I. Joe 2' and 'Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol' Get New Release Date

July 28, 2011 (4:55 am) GMT
The Channing Tatum-starring film also gets new title and is set to arrive sooner than its former date, while the Brad Bird-directed movie will hit theaters later than its previous schedule.
'G.I. Joe 2' and 'Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol' Get New Release Date

Paramount Pictures has confirmed new release date for its two upcoming action/adventure movies, "G.I. Joe 2" and "". While the sequel to "" is now set to hit U.S. theaters on June 29, 2012, the -starring film is rescheduled to arrive in the nation on December 21, 2011.

"G.I. Joe 2" was formerly scheduled to be debuted on August 10, 2012. The current slot was originally set for the studio's other project, "Untitled Star Trek Sequel", which has J.J. Abrams as the director. With the new date, "G.I. Joe 2" will compete with highly anticipated superhero film "", which will be dropped just a few days later on July 3.

In addition to getting a new release date, the Jon M. Chu-directed film, which was previously called "G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes", is reportedly retitled "".

"M:I-4", meanwhile, was previously slated for November 16 release, along with other anticipated holiday movies, such as "" and "".

With the new schedule, the film is up against David Fincher-directed drama "", followed two days later by Steven Spielberg's "", Chris Gorak's "", Cameron Crowe's "" and 's "".

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