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Hasbro Talks G.I. JOE 2

Hasbro's Brian Goldner updates on G.I. Joe sequel.

By Jarrod Sarafin     February 23, 2011
Source: MTV Movies

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While giving an update of sorts on the numerous projects they have in development, Hasbro's CEO & producer Brian Goldner sat down with MTV Movies to discuss their projects. One revelation was that Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have turned in a script for Paramount Pictures' planned sequel, G.I. Joe 2. The search is underway for a new director to lead the follow-up to Stephen Sommer's 2009 release, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, though previous reports suggest that helmers Jon Chu and F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job) are in the running for the lead chair.

Goldner also went into spoiler territory by telling the website that this sequel would begin where the first film finished off, exploring the link between the presidential imposter and the Joes' enemies.

"Obviously, we know coming out of the first film that the president is an impostor," Goldner said, "You might begin with the knowledge of having your president as an impostor. What would that mean? From that, you can tell a very big story without only having to rely on the chronology of the first film."

Produced on a $175 million budget, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra invaded theaters on August 7, 2009. It opened its first weekend with $54.7 million before going on to gross $302.4 million worldwide.


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Bryzarro 2/23/2011 9:33:31 AM

 Well now I see why they would make a sequel it made back over 100 Mil for the studio.  Can't say I was overly impressed by it.  And man did I try to like it too.  But they skewed so much of the story I think more so than other movies where they change history around.  

Still Zartan, Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, Destro are some good places to build from.  Recast Duke, change Cobra Commander to the Shiny mask one, and get some Cobra troopers in there man!!  Or even better introduce Springfield the Cobra town or even Tomax and Xamot.  

But I think i'm a little ahead of myself.

wish 2/23/2011 10:01:20 AM

Well I sure hope Channing Tatum does NOT get any more than $2.50 (2 dollars and fifty cents) for his impression of a dining room table for this sequel.  Anyone know why Stephen Sommers isn't coming back?  I kinda like some of his work.

jerichoraine 2/23/2011 10:28:42 AM

It was a fun popcorn movie, I'd watch another one.

SarcasticCaveman 2/23/2011 10:34:35 AM

Yeah, I've not watched the first one the whole way through...just couldn't find it within myself to do so.  Made it to the part where Snake Eyes and Stormshadow first meet as kids, and just found I'd rather be punching myself in the balls than watching something so poorly made.  Why can't more remakes or adaptations of 80's properties be made as well as The A-Team?

But anyway, Bryzarro brings up Tomax and Xamot...I always thought those creepy looking twins from the 2nd Matrix movie.

violator14 2/23/2011 11:22:22 AM

To add to Byzarro's wishes, I'd also like them to remove those stupid lips from Snake eye's mask. Personally, that ruined the whole movie for me. why the F does a ninja need lips on his mask??? WTF!?!?!?!

oh and Scarlett is not supposed to hook up with Ripcord, and i dont remember Duke hooking up with the Baronness. WTF!?!?!?!!? Who's ideas were all these?? Fox studios??

DarthoftheDead 2/23/2011 11:32:08 AM

Gotta agree with violator14....WTF was up with those lip's. I'd probally go see it though....at the dollar theater.

Betenoire 2/23/2011 11:51:56 AM

Eh, get them based of the USS Flagg and Cobra using Terrordromes so I can get those toys rather than the POS that was the first movies PIT and I'll call it even. First film was fine-especially when you compare it to the 87 cartoon movie.

Really bubblehead Cobra Commander still >Golobulus (minus Burgees Meredith being the better actor by a mile).

CaptAmerica04 2/23/2011 12:45:29 PM

G.I. Joe was possibly THE worst film of the last decade.  It is definitely in the Top 3.  It was just stupid from top to bottom.  I mean, sinking icebergs at the end?!  Icebergs don't SINK, no matter how Cobra blows them up.  That final Death Star rip-off.  And everything else you guys mentioned.  The movie was an abortion.  Stephen Sommers should be flogged, tarred, and feathered for making such a horrible film.

The fact that they are making a sequel just hurts my soul and offends my brain.

SarcasticCaveman 2/23/2011 12:52:11 PM

Wow, Cap, I'm glad I only made it through the first 40 minutes...woof!  I doubt Stephen Sommers will ever be as good as The Mummy ever again.  Seriously, what the hell happened?  The Mummy actually WAS a fun, if stupid at times, popcorn movie.  Since then it's been cinematic abortion after cinematic abortion.

And shut yer mouth about the 1987 G.I.Joe movie, Betenoire!  It's stupid now, fine, but I still look back on it with fondness...lol.  I guess even as a kid the sci-fi aspects always appealed to me.

I also think they should forget about G.I.Joe 2 and somebody needs to get started on a MASK movie.

redvector 2/23/2011 12:59:59 PM

The first GI Joe left such a bad taste in my mouth that I don't care about seeing another one.  I went in wanting to see an action packed throw down between GI Joe and Cobra in thier resepctive iconic vehicles and equipment. What we got was Channing Tatum who emotes like a piece of wallpaper and Snake Eyes distracting Kung Fu lips.

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