‘G.I. Joe 2’ is a go

One of the movies that was better than expected, was G.I. Joe. I mean come on, everyone and their dog thought that movie was going to suck. It was, what it was, a good popcorn movie, tons of action and special effects.

We have now learned, G.I. Joe 2 has been green lit.

Collider.com gives us the scoop:

But thanks to some very reliable sources, I can report a screenwriter has been hired for G.I. Joe 2 (or whatever it’s going to be called) and Paramount is definitely moving forward with the project.

While I tried my best to find out who landed the writing gig, my sources wouldn’t budge.

I also wasn’t able to learn if Stephen Sommer’s is going to direct the sequel or if they’re bringing in fresh blood.

Of course the sequel is still in the early stages of development, but since a screenplay has been commissioned and if it turns out that everyone involved likes it, I’d imagine we’ll hear a lot more about this in the coming months. Also, all the actors from the first film were signed for sequels, so that should make the process a bit smoother.

We’ll have more on this story as we get it.

One of our community members Matt Keith says “its the two writers from Zombieland, and that Summers WILL direct”

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31 thoughts on “‘G.I. Joe 2’ is a go

  1. The suggestion that they should just shoot a live action version of Resolute is the best idea I’ve heard so far. That’s the type of story + action that people are looking for, not the future bumbling adventures of Rex & President Zartan.

  2. This movie was total, unredeemable garbage. The CGI was blatant & video game like, the story was an absolute joke (they have forever ruined Cobra Commander, I mean REX???), and the acting…….all I gotta say is that Keanu Reeves is goddamn Laurence Olivier next to that black hole of acting talent Channing Tatum.

  3. I won’t pay to see this at theater, I was fooled with the first one. I was also one of those people that hated Wayans in the film, I thought he was horrible and doubt I could stomach seeing him in #2.

    I guess I’ll wait for DVD on number 2.

  4. I should be totally excited about this but look what Kurtzman and Orci did to Revenge of the Fallen…

    The key to liking the first one heavily relied on checking your brain at the door. Yet, for as much as people bring up points that didn’t work in the movie, there was a lot of stuff that did. It was fun, plain and simple.

    I’d equate it to the how people perceived the Mummy when it came out. It looked like it wouldn’t fare well and it did fine (but let’s not bring up those sequels).

    Sommers’s films are kind of like guilty pleasures. I’m up for a sequel!!

  5. One of the worst films last year and one of the dumbest films of the past decade. Brainless, inane, annoying and sloppy. I can’t say it was pointless, the goal was to make fast coin, get folks to consume snacks and lower IQ points.

    Thus, it was a huge success.

  6. It wasn’t awful, but it could have been so much better. Less “smart alec, action hero” dialogue alone would have moved it up half a letter grade.

  7. I have to disagree across to board. I think that the movie has no redeeming qualities and that it needs to be taken out back and shot.

    The only enjoyment I got out of it was saying “That thing is fully operational!” when the giant underwater laser thing went off.

    I can’t in good conscience give the sequel a chance.

  8. Fun the 1st time, but not on second viewing.

    Cobra Commander is an awesome villan and hopefully he’ll get his day in this one.

    Marlon Wayans, as much as everyone complained about his casting, he actually fit best in my opinion among the entire cast.

    now that we know what worked and what was lame they can improve..AND KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE.

    1. Marlon Wayans seems like he’s capable of acting when hes in a good role with a good script. He proved so in Requiem for a Dream. I remember reading on here a while ago about his possible casting as Pryor in a biopic. I’m not opposed to that.

  9. The only thing that kept me from hating the first film was Levitt’s performance as The Doctor. And, I was one of those who thought it looked good from the trailers and footage.

    I would be willing to give a sequel a chance, however.

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