G.I. Joe Sequel is a Go, Yo! Aka a Writer is Hired to Write it.

According to Collider, a sequel to last year’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” is a go over at Paramount, and as a result a writer has been hired to weave gold out of the turd. Or at least, make it less stinky and clumpy. While the site isn’t surprised the sequel is moving forward, we are. The film was made for $175 million, and when you add in the P&A costs, it doesn’t seem as if the movie’s final $300-ish million return at the box office would have made a sequel a no-brainer. Of course, when you add in merchandising sales and DVDs, maybe there were a couple of million or two that put the film in the black, and in Hollywood, that’s good enough for a sequel.

No word on what the sequel will be called, or if any of the original cast and director Stephen Sommers would return.

Here’s a hint to the mysterious writer that has been hired to write sequel: unless part two is about Snake Eyes, don’t even bother. If I have to sit through another bad Marlon Wayans skit, or Channing Tatum trying to act, someone’s going to get hurt.

Dammit, why I always gotta get stuck with this lesser Wayan guy? I'm Channing Tatum, dammit!



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I thought the first was ok for what it was…minus Snake Eye’s lips, and Destro and Cobra Commander’s masks.

  • Dedpool

    I thought the first was ok for what it was…minus Snake Eye’s lips, and Destro and Cobra Commander’s masks.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    Hahaha. You really aren’t going to let go of those lips are you? lol. What’s funny is that I think so many people were angry with them that they are going to remove them, and according to the story he killed storm shadow, so he might even talk this time around. So he probably wont have lips but may talk now that he doesn’t have them lol. I think they will fix all of the problems you listed other than that one. I was really wondering how the hell they could mess up the simplistic nature of cobra commanders helmet, OR do a revamp that was that aweful.

    Sidenote Ded, On New Years morning I responded to the latest Ghost Busters thread. Not sure anyone saw it but Happy New Years! My resolution is to write a Flash script and try to get DC to look at it. Would you like to collaborate with me on it?

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      UM Would I? HELL YEAH!!! As for the lips, NO Iwill NOT let them go. I mean they were so big and it was so easy to grab them. LOL. Anyway I doubt Storm Shadow is dead. I thought he was dead in “Resolute” too but after the credits there’s a scene showing the grave open and only the broken sowrd remaining. Sooooo…And Snake Eyes talking is Blasphemy. A vow of silence was a cop out. I like the fact that in the comics he was injured while on a military mission, and in “Resolute” it was Zartan’s sniper shot through the neck that did it.

      But back to the Flash, I’m all for it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    Hahaha. You really aren’t going to let go of those lips are you? lol. What’s funny is that I think so many people were angry with them that they are going to remove them, and according to the story he killed storm shadow, so he might even talk this time around. So he probably wont have lips but may talk now that he doesn’t have them lol. I think they will fix all of the problems you listed other than that one. I was really wondering how the hell they could mess up the simplistic nature of cobra commanders helmet, OR do a revamp that was that aweful.

    Sidenote Ded, On New Years morning I responded to the latest Ghost Busters thread. Not sure anyone saw it but Happy New Years! My resolution is to write a Flash script and try to get DC to look at it. Would you like to collaborate with me on it?

    • Dedpool

      UM Would I? HELL YEAH!!! As for the lips, NO Iwill NOT let them go. I mean they were so big and it was so easy to grab them. LOL. Anyway I doubt Storm Shadow is dead. I thought he was dead in “Resolute” too but after the credits there’s a scene showing the grave open and only the broken sowrd remaining. Sooooo…And Snake Eyes talking is Blasphemy. A vow of silence was a cop out. I like the fact that in the comics he was injured while on a military mission, and in “Resolute” it was Zartan’s sniper shot through the neck that did it.

      But back to the Flash, I’m all for it.

  • ulik

    Why don’t they just get the writers from “Resolute” to do it. Detract that, it was too good of a GIJOE movie and better than the live action so they won’t do that. At another post, one guy was angry with me when I said that they could still find a way to use every character’s costume but modernize it. He said “Look at Gung Ho,that would be ridiculous on screen”. When I saw Resolute I said to myself “Well would you look at that, it aint live action but they still did it”. The costumes are very signature to the characters and are very much apart of their persona. When you take that away then you lose most of those character. So I love GIJOE “Resolute” they did an outstanding job! And each character had so much more depth.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Yeah “Resolute” did an amazing job of updating the costumes. No bare chested Gung Ho, but he had the hat and vest. I know what you mean. I think everyone should’ve worn something similar to their classic costume, at least for a scene or two. Definitely wanna see Lady J and Flint in it. I think Gerard Butler as Flint and Mila Jovavich as Lady J. Ray Park can have a maskless role as Tomax and Xamot, as well as reprising Snake Eyes, and I think they should have the Dreadknocks as Mercenaries, somewhat along the lines of the Tremor Brothers from “Smokin’ Aces” but not that over the top.

  • ulik

    Why don’t they just get the writers from “Resolute” to do it. Detract that, it was too good of a GIJOE movie and better than the live action so they won’t do that. At another post, one guy was angry with me when I said that they could still find a way to use every character’s costume but modernize it. He said “Look at Gung Ho,that would be ridiculous on screen”. When I saw Resolute I said to myself “Well would you look at that, it aint live action but they still did it”. The costumes are very signature to the characters and are very much apart of their persona. When you take that away then you lose most of those character. So I love GIJOE “Resolute” they did an outstanding job! And each character had so much more depth.

    • Dedpool

      Yeah “Resolute” did an amazing job of updating the costumes. No bare chested Gung Ho, but he had the hat and vest. I know what you mean. I think everyone should’ve worn something similar to their classic costume, at least for a scene or two. Definitely wanna see Lady J and Flint in it. I think Gerard Butler as Flint and Mila Jovavich as Lady J. Ray Park can have a maskless role as Tomax and Xamot, as well as reprising Snake Eyes, and I think they should have the Dreadknocks as Mercenaries, somewhat along the lines of the Tremor Brothers from “Smokin’ Aces” but not that over the top.

  • ulik

    BTW TSTI, I want in on that too bro, my e-mail is nyjelfiel@yahoo.com Dedpool and TSTI hit me up.

  • ulik

    BTW TSTI, I want in on that too bro, my e-mail is nyjelfiel@yahoo.com Dedpool and TSTI hit me up.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    TSTI I will hit you up by email in the next day or so. Ulik holidays fried my brain what were we supposed to be collaborating on again. LOL.

    I watch “Resolute” at least once a week because it was so good. I really wish “Rise of CObra” could’ve been made AFTER “Resolute” aired so they could’ve seen what a REAL G.I.Joe flick should be.

  • Dedpool

    TSTI I will hit you up by email in the next day or so. Ulik holidays fried my brain what were we supposed to be collaborating on again. LOL.

    I watch “Resolute” at least once a week because it was so good. I really wish “Rise of CObra” could’ve been made AFTER “Resolute” aired so they could’ve seen what a REAL G.I.Joe flick should be.