'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Director Jon M. Chu is Returning for 'G.I. Joe 3'
by Ethan Anderton
June 11, 2013
For the most part, the wait for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which was originally slated for last summer, was worth it. While the 3D didn't necessarily do anything besides add some box office bucks to the bank roll at Paramount Pictures and MGM, the film was an absolute blast, mostly thanks to Dwayne Johnson, a man who seemingly has the power to reinvigorate almost any franchise. But director Jon M. Chu deserves plenty of credit for crafting some pretty damn impressive action sequences, even if Channing Tatum should have been included, and now Deadline reports he'll return for the next sequel in the toy-based franchise.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation has pulled in $365 million worldwide, so it's certainly a success. Here's hoping that the next sequel won't wipe the slate clean all over again like this last sequel. The only returning cast member from the first film was Tatum, and he didn't live past the first 10 or 15 minutes. Considering the positive reaction to Johnson's lead role and the inclusion of Bruce Willis as the original G.I Joe, you can bet that at least those two will come back. But Hasbro has to sell toys, so there's probably some more G.I. Joe's waiting in the wings to show up for the first time. Maybe this time Destro will get a crack at the villainous plot since Cobra took the lead in this last adventure. Either way, writers are currently being hired, and we'll be sure to keep you posted on any important developments. What do you want out of G.I. Joe 3?