Monday, April 01, 2013

Third G.I. Joe On the Way

As you know, I really dug last week's G.I. Joe: Retaliation, feeling it pretty much rescued the brand's big screen prospects after the creative dead-end it was forced to recover from. Thus, I was eagerly awaiting word of a follow-up, and after a global bow of more than $130 million for its opening frame -- vindicating Paramount's snap-decision last summer to delay the flick by more than nine months -- it turns out that wait was a short one.

From Variety comes confirmation that work is now in the initial planning stages for the eventual third Joe, presumably picking up on the plot-threads Retaliation left dangling. No word on whether the Rock or Bruce Willis will be back in the camo for the follow-up, but given that the two action heroes are being given much of the credit for Retaliation's high-powered launch, I'd be shocked not to see them both return. The real question, of course, is whether they find some way to get the supernova that is Channing Tatum in there. My money is on "yes," though I have no idea how they'd pull that off. Let's see what happens.

(Source: Variety)

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