Stephen Sommers Returning for Paramount's G.I. Joe Sequel
He's back! Hollywood's favorite "hack" is back for more as The Wrap reports that Stephen Sommers will return to direct the G.I. Joe sequel for Paramount, which I'm sure will have a much longer title by the time it's released. I was surprised to see G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra do well enough in 2009 to actually warrant a sequel, but it made over $300M worldwide and the "fans" (what few there are of this movie) demanded it. Sommers' confirmation of his return is news because there were some reports that he had troubles with the studio working on the first movie, but I guess they worked out their differences, or they had no other option.
Before I get any crap for calling Sommers a "hack," he was popularly called that after the dust settled on the alleged rumors of the studio's struggles with him, and his filmography doesn't really help things either. The Wrap says Channing Tatum is expected to reprise his role as Capt. Duke Hauser in the sequel, but we're not sure who else is returning. The good news is that Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick worked on a draft of the screenplay, so maybe they'll have a great script for Sommers to butcher when he shoots. I'm just not a fan of this big screen franchise at all and I'm not looking forward to this sequel, but that's only me.