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This Scene Was Cut From the New GI Joe Movie

GijoeIf you were one of the many people who helped catapult G.I. Joe: Retaliation to a $100 million worldwide dollar box office take this weekend, you probably don't remember the scene above. That's because the bar scene in which Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson and a shirtless D.J. Cotrona appear was cut from the final version of the film.

Buzzfeed explains:

Director Jon M. Chu told me that the bar scene with Tatum, Cotrona, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was cut and re-shot early last year — before the film's release date was pushed from June 2012 to this weekend — without Cotrona because it wasn't successfully conveying the warmth of the relationship between Tatum and Johnson's characters. "It was more plot-driven," Chu said. "It didn't set the tone right for movie. We wanted something a little more jokey." So out went Cotrona, and in went a scene of Tatum and Johnson bonding while playing a military videogame. With their shirts on.

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  1. And yet they used it in all their marketing.

    Posted by: unruly | Mar 31, 2013 1:55:22 AM

  2. Oh-my-good-god... jaw on floor. Hope that scene is in the "extras" on the dvd release!

    Posted by: Gary S. | Mar 31, 2013 1:55:54 AM

  3. Chew on this Chu: stop cutting the beefcake!

    Posted by: Francis | Mar 31, 2013 4:15:39 AM

  4. Those two look like toothpicks compared to Johnson.

    Posted by: LJC | Mar 31, 2013 4:47:35 AM

  5. Wayne "The Rock" Johnson is a repugnant REPUBLICAN. What a shi3head ! I lost all interest in him when I found out he's willing to sell out working people, the old, gay people, women's rights etc just so he didn't have to pay higher taxes on his millions.

    PLUS - he has no ass. I guess the roids don't build what you don't have !

    Posted by: Icebloo | Mar 31, 2013 5:22:25 AM

  6. Would have enjoyed some bonding between all three of them

    Posted by: rick scatorum | Mar 31, 2013 5:42:42 AM

  7. I suspect the scene was cut because no-one was likely to give two shits about the relationship between Tatum and Johnson's characters when they had something far more delectable to look at standing between them.

    Posted by: Greg | Mar 31, 2013 7:33:08 AM

  8. The movie was one of the worst I've ever seen. It was campier than a Village People concert. The script could have been written by a particularly stupid 10-year-old boy.

    Posted by: Frank | Mar 31, 2013 8:29:06 AM

  9. John Chu is repulsive and so are his movies. Channing Tatum has lost his mind in agreeing to be part of Chu's crap.

    Posted by: Adam | Mar 31, 2013 8:54:15 AM

  10. I can see how a 12 year old boy might find this movie interesting to watch, but grown adults? Maybe that's the whole point, I guess.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 31, 2013 9:16:28 AM

  11. It's the same reason they bounced that one guy from the front in the Broadway show with Mario Lopez.

    Rule number 1 in hollywood, do not give center screentime to anybody prettier than your stars.

    Posted by: Cam | Mar 31, 2013 9:40:43 AM

  12. OMG! stunning man.

    Posted by: tinhouston | Mar 31, 2013 10:50:32 AM

  13. Wasn't plot driven? Wait. There was a plot to GI Joe Retaliation?

    Posted by: DQ | Mar 31, 2013 10:55:29 AM

  14. Don't care about the movie, but I DO like Johnson and Tatum. This shot from the film makes my gay imagination run wild, like Johnson and Tatum are negotiating the details for a three-way with Cotrona.

    If only....

    Posted by: jamal49 | Mar 31, 2013 11:36:01 AM

  15. 10 points for a good DADT joke here.

    Posted by: anon | Mar 31, 2013 11:58:14 AM

  16. Nice to see DJ with his shirt off. He's quite cute and I thought he'd be great looking with his shirt off. Sexy and fit without being too much. If the Rock's not for you, all the real beefcake was served by Stormshadow. My friends tell me this one was a big improvement over the last one. It had a ridiculous plot but if you just want to see a fun action movie with some really good fight sequences, it's solid.

    Posted by: Matt | Mar 31, 2013 1:08:01 PM

  17. Channing is in 10minutes of the movie. It's clearly Dwayne Johnson's franchise now, but the shirtless guy is clearly the winner in the movie. Yes, the movie sucks, but was really looking forward to this shirtless scene

    Posted by: Weepy | Mar 31, 2013 1:17:34 PM

  18. Welp, that does it! There is no god.

    Posted by: A | Mar 31, 2013 1:21:17 PM

  19. Wait... people went to see a GI Joe sequel?

    Posted by: Randy | Mar 31, 2013 2:53:10 PM

  20. Tatum reminds me of Corky from Life Goes On

    Posted by: @z0mKi | Mar 31, 2013 3:06:29 PM

  21. who cares

    Posted by: Hagatha | Mar 31, 2013 4:29:06 PM

  22. They should have cut out the other hour and a half too.

    Posted by: Richard Harney | Mar 31, 2013 5:02:38 PM

  23. I saw the movie and there is a bromance between Channing and the Rock- I wish they had kept the scene with the shirtless Cotrona- (it looks like something from a gay porn film) Byung-hun Lee who plays Storm Shadow does take off his shirt. The movie itself is another live action cartoon.

    Posted by: jaragon | Mar 31, 2013 5:18:41 PM

  24. So, a good looking guy takes his shirt off, and we're all supposed to have the vapors because we've never seen a guy take his shirt off before?

    Um, OK.....

    Posted by: Big deal | Apr 1, 2013 12:18:46 AM

  25. What a bunch of gurl remarks. Sometimes gay men are nothing but a storm of stupid.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Apr 1, 2013 1:18:16 AM

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