So wait…the first one didn’t get critically acclaimed (which doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t have an audience), but they’re still gonna make another? That’s Hollywood for ya. So it’s no surprise that G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra is getting a sequel. Recently, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner commented on the sequel project saying,
“It’s in the works! We have a really good script and we’re right now talking to a number of directors,”
When asked if the director search officially puts original helmer Stephen Sommers out of the running, Goldner replied:
“I don’t know if I can comment. I don’t know if the studio has commented yet. But we’re certainly talking to some people.”
So since Rise of Cobra director, Stephen Sommers has been given the boot who would possibly direct the sequel?? Well a few names that have been thrown around in the rumor mill are, F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job) and John M. Chu, the man, the myth, the legend who brought us, Never Say Never, the Justin Bieber biopic for Paramount.
For those of you out there wondering “should I catch on the back story to get ready for the sequel?” Fear not! Goldner also alluded to this film being it’s own entity commenting,
“In many ways, it’ll be great for the people who saw the first one, but you don’t need to have studied every element of the first one to enjoy the second. We’ve made sure that that’s the case.”
However, before worrying about if the sequel will be any good shouldn’t the main concern be knowing who will direct this beast? Afterall, knowing IS half the battle! I just hope they show it in 3D!