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Scarlett-less G.I. JOE Sequel?

Rachel Nichols says she's not invited to G.I. Joe sequel.

By Jarrod Sarafin     March 05, 2011
Source: Rachel Nichols


Shana "Scarlett" O'Hara (Rachel Nichols) in the upcoming G.I JOE(2009).
© Paramount Pictures

When last week's news struck that revealed helmer John Chu had been officially picked to direct Paramount Pictures' sequel G.I. Joe 2, the trades went into speculation mode by suggesting that some characters wouldn't be returning. The report said that Channing Tatum would likely be returning as Duke while casting doubts as to whether Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Sienna Millar will return to play Cobra Commander and Baroness.

But what about the other Joes and Cobras from the 2009 comic film?

Well, Rachel Nichols has made it a point via her Twitter that she hasn't been asked to return to the role of Shana "Scarlett" O'Hara or that she wasn't returning. In her tweet last night, she may have jumped the gun by revealing only three characters would be returning for the sequel and that her role wasn't one of them.

"GI JOE 2 News Flash: The only characters to return in the JON CHU directed sequel will be SNAKE EYES, STORM SHADOW, and DUKE..."

With the character-limited text that comes from Twitter, we cannot tell if Rachel is upset by the fact that her Scarlett is a no-show in the just-turned in sequel script from Zombieland writing team Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick or whether she is just telling everyone ahead of time so she doesn't receive the question in the first place. We'll know more when someone poses her that specific question.

If her tweet is correct, the only returning principal characters would be Tatum, Ray Park and Byung-hun Lee. With Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow being so closely related in Joe lore and being the only returning actors for the Chu-led production, we'll let you Maniacs speculate on what the story will be centering on...

Paramount Pictures has revealed that G.I. Joe 2 will roll into theaters August 10, 2012.

 

 

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Darkknight2280 3/5/2011 11:03:11 AM

Meh..does anyone really give a shit after that first steaming turd?

FilchX 3/5/2011 11:07:05 AM

Say What? How can you have no scarrlet? No Baraness? No Cobra Comander? What Kind of Sausage Fest is Paramount trying to give us? NO Scarlett and No Baroness= No Money from me...I already sense a torrent download with this one.

FilchX 3/5/2011 11:11:38 AM

Say What? How can you have no scarrlet? No Baraness? No Cobra Comander? What Kind of Sausage Fest is Paramount trying to give us? NO Scarlett and No Baroness= No Money from me...I already sense a torrent download with this one.

Richard J. 3/5/2011 11:45:29 AM

Given Tatum's poor job in the first one (IMHO) and the fact that nearly everything in the GI Joe universe revolves around Snake Eyes at this point, maybe this movie will make Snake the main character.  Personally I thought Park did a lot more with his silent character than Tatum did with his leading character.  (Especially with the chase sequence.  The accelarator suits just didn't work for me at all and Snake gets the BEST SCENE in the whole sequence!  The whole "he gave up, he never gives up" bit.)

ponyboy76 3/5/2011 12:19:43 PM

Come on! No Scarlet? No Rachel Nichols? No Money from me!

rgtchtiger 3/5/2011 12:35:18 PM

The (potentially) good: No Marlon Wayans back as Ripcord.

The (very likely) bad: No Cobra Commander, Zartan, Baroness, Scarlett, Destro, etc. either.

Does this mean a whole littany of new characters will be introduced in this one?  Will we get Flint, Roadblock, Shipwreck, Major Bludd, and/or Xamot/Tomax?  

It probably doesn't matter since this sequel could very likely end up being worse than the original, which is a tall order in and of itself.

Wiseguy 3/5/2011 2:47:16 PM

Man, no Zartan? This is bullshit, I wanted to see if he was going to implement some sort of universal health care law as President. Not to mention all the loose threads the film left for the sequels ;)

It may make for a better story to keep it tight and cleaner with less characters. But I bet there are more coming back, especially villains. 

Rachel was probably just given only the "411" she needed and not the entire cast of who's back and who's not. To me it sounds like Rachel is a bit bitter, she did add later on that she was smiling now after having heavy boots.

 

Pkazmania 3/5/2011 4:57:33 PM

 Well she could mean that they don't have all the actors coming back. You can get anyone to put on mask or helmets and be Destro or Cobra Commander. Also maybe Lady J, Flint,  Road block, Serpentor, Crimson twins, Junkyard,  so many characters to possibly fix the damage made by the first steaming pile of poo!

madmanic999 3/5/2011 7:23:15 PM

The first one sucked ass...

madmanic999 3/5/2011 7:23:16 PM

The first one sucked ass...

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