'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?
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
good choice. the sequel was leagues ahead of the original. a great quality popcorn action film.
Linkfx on Jun 11, 2013
I disagree. The first one was oodles of fun and the second one seemed forced.
Jon Odishaw on Jun 11, 2013
I enjoyed both of them...
Bl00dwerK on Jun 12, 2013
Honestly with Tatums career really taking off like it has been, it was probably a mistake to kill him off.
Rain Spider on Jun 11, 2013
They killed him off before 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike came out and then went back for reshoots.
MattPeloquin on Jun 11, 2013
That it was. I'm sure it was because of all the fan bitching...
Bl00dwerK on Jun 12, 2013
Erm, Ethan...didn't the Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, Zartan, and the President all return as cast members from Rise of Cobra? And didn't they live past the first 10 to 15 minutes of the film also?
AnotherDan on Jun 11, 2013
DAVIDPD on Jun 11, 2013
Maybe it's just me but I liked the first one better I'll see this but not overly excited
N. on Jun 11, 2013
Yeah, for all it's flaws, the first felt more like a G.I. Joe movie.
Baron the Curse on Jun 11, 2013
I want to see the Dreadnoks, Tomax, and Xamot, Wild Bill, Dusty, Quick Kick, etc. I think they made the sequel fun and hope everyone comes back for it! I think it's good the director is coming back. I feel like the third time is the charm and may be the best one yet!
Crazy Legs on Jun 11, 2013
Second is quite a let down. A downgrade. No fancy equipment. I mean where's the suits?
JoeG on Jun 13, 2013
I think they should bring Duke back he is the main guy in g.I. Joe they should stay close to the cartoon
dustin on Jun 26, 2013
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