Joseph Gordon-Levitt Not Returning for Jon M. Chu's 'G.I. Joe' Sequel
In February we learned that Justin Bieber: Never Say Never director Jon M. Chu would sit in the director's chair for G.I. Joe 2, the sequel to 2009's action blockbuster G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra. But then we also heard that besides the original film's director Stephen Sommers not returning to helm the film, most of the characters wouldn't be returning for the sequel with only Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes and Duke showing up for the sequel. At the time, we weren't sure if that included primary villains Cobra Commander and Destro, but Collider just heard straight from Joseph-Gordon Levitt that he won't reprise his role as the former.
Honestly, I'm hoping that maybe they're trying to keep his appearance in the film secret, but it really doesn't make sense for him not to return. So much time was spent setting up Cobra Commander as a villain that it seems silly for him not to return. The same can be said for Destro, so hopefully Christopher Eccleston will return to reprise his villainous role at least. Honestly, I don't know what to expect from the G.I. Joe sequel, but after being only mildly entertained by the first film, I can't say that it's a big concern of mine. What do you think?