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.


  1. Icebloo says

    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 !

  2. Greg says

    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.

  3. Frank says

    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.

  4. Cam says

    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.

  5. jamal49 says

    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….

  6. Matt says

    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.

  7. Weepy says

    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

  8. jaragon says

    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.

  9. Big deal says

    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…..

  10. Bob says

    It probably gave off the aura of the 3 guys organizing a 3-way to the movie brass because that’s what -they- were fantasizing when they shot it. The stuff on the cutting room floor is now in the private “collections” of the director, producer, bankers, etc.

  11. Lymis says

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

    As opposed to the dignified, complex and insightful cinema criticism one expects in any serious review of a G.I. Joe movie.

    Or a Channing Tatum movie, for that matter.

  12. Zeta says

    Tatum looks like a twig hiding his twigginess in a bulky shirt. Should have kept Cotrona and Johnson. Or had them all shirtless.

    Yes, definitely had them all shirtless.

    A shower scene. Yeah, a shower scene, with towels. Yeah.

  13. joebatch says

    @@Iceblue, Thanks for the info on ‘the rock’ I did not know this so I can add him to my list of ‘stars’ I will not watch on anythin even free much less pay money to watch. Unless he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth he has forgotten where he came from and ow many in the past paved his way.

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