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. (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…)
Paramount has released an official Japanese trailer for G. I. Joe: Retaliation, which features bits from both Byung-hun Lee and Bruce Willis. This time around, the government is also being a pain in the ass on top of Cobra. Basically, we’re watching the G. I.s get DPed from behind.
Yes, that just about sums up my thoughts about the quality of the film.
John Chu‘s next film will hit theaters on June 29. How many of y’all are gonna tap dat? Channing Tatum and Adrianne Palicki are good to ogle at least. And The Rock. Whatever.
The sequel to the shit-tastic Rise of Cobra is now to be called G. I. Joe: Retaliation instead of the original Cobra Strikes. Paramount pictures has also given a release date of June 29th 2012 for the John Chu (Step Up 3D) directed picture.Yea… the dance guy is puttin’ his jazz hands all over this. *shakes head*
Members of the first G.I. Joe will return for the sequel including Channing Tatum as Duke, Ray Park as Snake Eyes and Byung Hun-lee as Stormshadow; kinda spoils the surprise there. Newcommers to the franchise are the likes of Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock, Elodie Yung as Jinx, DJ Cotrona as Flint, Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, RZA as The Blind Master, Ray Stevenson as Firefly and Joseph Mazzello was just cast as a character named Mouse.
I have no idea what to expect, but I guess it can’t get an worse than the first film, unless the Joes break into song and dance.
You may know Ray Stevenson from Punisher: War Zone, Thor, and Rome. And, soon, you’ll also know him as Firefly in G.I Joe 2: Cobra Strikes, directed by John Chu. Firefly is an otherwise nameless Cobra contract killer, ninja master, and sabotaging dude (because I’m too cool to say “saboteur”). He’s a pretty badass character. We’ll see how this movie does him justice; if not, the film’s produces will be getting fuckin’ Punished. (Yes, I’m all up in the bad jokes today.)
Other cast members that have been confirmed for this film include: Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Elodie Yung, RZA and D.J. Cotrona. Shooting starts in Louisiana in a few weeks.