Joseph Gordon-Levitt Says He’s Not Coming Back for G.I. Joe 2


According to Joseph Gordon-Levitt himself (via Collider), he’s not coming back for “G.I. Joe 2″ as Cobra Commander. Why? Um, I don’t know, the reporter who asked him the question basically asked the question, and when JGL replied with a flat, firm, and unmistakably emphatic “NO”, just moved on to some “Dark Knight Rises” question that JGL just skirted by talking completely about something else. Wow. Celebrity puff interviews. Gotta love’em.

Jon Chu is directing “G.I. Joe 2″, and the only people we know are guaranteed back are Ray Park as Snake Eyes, Byung-hun Lee as Storm Shadow, and possibly Channing Tatum as Duke. Of course, JGL saying he won’t be back as Cobra Commander doesn’t necessarily mean Cobra Commander WON’T be back. “G.I. Joe” is essentially a fantasy/comic book franchise, and swapping actors isn’t too hard to do/accept. Just ask Edward Norton/Eric Bana/Mark Ruffalo.

JGL’s “No” comes at the 3:55 mark. You can pretty much skip the rest.

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  • Lexavi80

    Haha!. I love this guy!!.

    I think is the first time I’ve seen one of his interviews.

    • Juggernaut

      He has really become one of my gfavorite actors in the last five years. His performance in Inception was teriffic! I saw him interviewed on Conan a few weeks ago and really thought that he was a cool guy. Good choice on not returning to the JOE movies. That first film was awful and whatever they do after this will be much easier to swallow without having to adjust our collective minds to watch a top notch actor like Levitt in such a bad role.

  • Lexavi80

    Agree. He’s too damn good to be in another G.I. Joe fiasco.