'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Gets China Release Date

2:44 AM PST 03/17/2013 by Clarence Tsui

"The Croods" will also follow "Django Unchained" in getting an April rollout in China.

G.I. Joe Retaliation and The Croods will follow Django Unchained in getting a release in China in April.

The second installment in the action-film franchise, starring Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson and Korean star Lee Byung-hyun, will make its bow in Chinese cinemas on April 15, followed by The Croods on April 29.

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Django Unchained was earlier granted a Chinese release date of April 11 (it's understood that Quentin Tarantino will be re-cutting the film himself to ensure that it passes the Chinese censorship board).

The Impossible, meanwhile, has yet to confirm a concrete opening date after being pulled from the release schedule in March.

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The Chinese roll-out for Iron Man 3 has also remained unconfirmed. Earlier reports about a simultaneous U.S.-China release on May 3 have now been countered with online messages about the film possibly opening in China in late April.

Iron Man 3 opens in Hong Kong, where distributors and exhibitors decide on release schedules independent from the mainland Chinese authorities, on April 26.

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