Okay, full disclosure. When I saw this story posted, I jumped at it because I’m one of the few schmoes to thoroughly love Tomax and Xamot. When I was a boy collecting G.I. Joes, I had a really clear idea of right and wrong. And I was a wrestling fan, so the concept of good vs. bad was strong thanks Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. But I’ve got to admit it, whenever the twins fought the Joes during my play periods, I let the twins win. I’m not proud of it, and that approach may have easily tainted my views a bit in growing up. So, here’s the deal – when I read that the next Joe film might bring in the Crimson Guard, I was secretly hoping that the movie would end in a Joe loss. I know…I’m horrible. (more…)
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While G.I. Joe: Retaliation didn’t exactly blow up the box office, it did earn more than double its production costs. That would usually grease the skids for another sequel, but we haven’t heard much of anything since the movie hit theater screens in 2013. It looks like Paramount is finally ready to saddle up G.I. Joe 3 and has been looking for a director. The word about the Internet is that DJ Caruso (Eagle Eye, I am Number Four) is high on Paramount’s list to take the director’s hot seat. (more…)
Jonathan Lemkin, former pen to such modern day hits as Hill Street Blues and Beverly Hills 90210, has been hired to write an “All Roadblock, All The Time” draft of G.I. Joe 3: The Half The Battling. No, that’s not the title, but the first part of all that is true.
Paramount announced last week that they were aiming to get G.I. Joe 3, and a bunch of other sequels, into theaters by 2016. With about two years to write, cast, set-up production, shoot, edit, and promote the film, one might think that the producers had better start cracking then. Indeed, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura is cracking and according to him he’s close to signing a writer and is now in the process of looking at directors. But what kind of story are we looking at, and what Joes might be involved? For answers from di Bonaventura, read on. (more…)
With huge piles of money still to be made, was it ever in doubt that we’d inevitably see a third installment in the G.I. Joe franchise? Yup, they’re doing it and, much the same as they did between the first and the second flick, we’ll likely be seeing a lot of new cast members joining up to play different characters for G.I Joe 3. And while that list of characters has yet to be revealed, we may see the return of one of the show’s most important faces. Read on for more informational goodness. (more…)