No Surprise: G.I. Joe 2 is Definitely In The Works

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra managed to take in $100 million at the worldwide box office including a better-than-expected take of $56.2 million domestically. And although the film cost upwards of $300 million to make and market (and word of mouth hasn’t exactly been all that glowing), this first-week victory seems to have been substantial enough for Paramount to absolutely move forward with a $equel.

Now, we reported before that G.I. Joe 2 was happening, but the LA Times was the first to confirm it: the paper scored a quote from Paramount Pictures vice chairman Rob Moore stating that the sequel “will soon go into development.” The report further indicated that Rise of Cobra‘s lead actors are all obligated to return for another film, although director Stephen Sommers – who has been the center of some controversy over this film – is not.

Those who have seen G.I. Joe already know (for the most part) that the film miraculously succeeds in being enjoyable, even though it screws the pooch in just about every area possible – script, acting, uneven f/x, etc. Moore hinted to the LA Times that the studio is thinking that next time out, G.I. Joe will be marketed as more of a family-friendly film, as that seems to be strongest demographic (read: kids who don’t care about dialogue and parents who are at least semi-entertained) that is turning out to see the movie.

For those paying attention, you’ll remember that Rise of Cobra was rushed into production (including the drafting of the so-called script) in anticipation of the WGA Strike, which effectively crippled Hollywood in late 2007 through early 2008. Will a G.I. Joe sequel turn out more cohesive and polished given proper time to develop? We’ll find out.

For now: what do you think about G.I. Joe 2 already being given the go? Did you enjoy Rise of Cobra? Or are you tearing at your hair, wishing that the madness would end here.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is now in theaters.

P.S. Please keep your comments SPOILER-FREE. For free and open discussion of G.I. Joe, go here.

Source: LA Times

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  1. I was surprised how good the film turned out to be, I’d definitely give a sequel a shot. Much better than TF2.

  2. This time around I want them to dress in the familiar attire that we all remember. I understand them being in military attire during a mission but not while just walking about the command center.

  3. what a surprise!

  4. the ending pretty much hints that there will possibly be a #2, i never thought they would have spent 300 million on the film first time i heard bout dat.
    i hope they dont make all of the second one special effects, although cool it kinda ruins the movie

  5. Gi joe’s in my top three for the summer

  6. I went into this film with sub-basement expectations. I feared it would be another Transformers, and maybe it was because of that, that I came out at least not feeling like I wasted my money.

    There were some effective action scenes, and credit goes to the film to at least give the characters some kind of charisma (though it took a good deal of time for it to get around to it however, and the first act was rather weak).

    Altogether, by the end of the film, I was sufficiently entertained, but felt no real reason to see it ever again. I could be persuaded to see a sequel, if only for the reason that it might prove a similar experience, but at least with a different chain of events.

    I do think the drop-off next week will likely be steep, if my reaction is typical.

  7. cant wait,cause i liked this movie…i hope to see more filmilar characters in the second film and less f/x, but i just hope they dont make it too kiddy…

  8. Lol The Critic. !!!
    ^
    Jersey Cajun, where the f have you been? And oh yeah I agree!
    ;-)

  9. Among people who liked this film, consensus seems to be the same, “was better than I expected”. Which is true and you know what, I did enjoy myself… but this was a terrible movie. Did we need to know about the back-story of snake-eyes and what’s-his-name? Did Cobra Commanders motivation make any kind of sense to anyone? And that whole thing with Sienna Millers character.

    But anyway, I’m not going to give a review here, I just want to point out the similarities between this and Transformers, another movie people liked because it wasn’t as bad as they thought it was going to be. As such, I’m expecting the sequel to simply fall in line with Transformers 2, get huge buzz before hand, make everyone excited, and then trip at the finish line.

    G.I.Joe was no style, no substance, lost of action and special effects. I’m expecting more of that in the sequel, except by then, people will be bored by it. Sort of like The Mummy/Mummy Returns really (oh and come on, you set up a joke where Brendan Frasier and Arnold Vosloo are both in a Stephen Summers movie together and you DON’T have them in any scenes together… my respect for Summers went up just that little bit).

  10. As an avid fan of the toys and cartoon as a kid, I felt young again watching the movie. I absolutely loved it and would se it again and would recommend it to all.

    YO JOE.

  11. Although I agree that it had some problems, in the end, I really enjoyed G.I. Joe. In fact, after my wife and I saw it, I took my daughter to see it the next day and enjoyed it even more the second time through. I left the theater hoping for a sequel (hopefully one that fixes some of the issues of the first), so I am very excited to hear that it’s been given the green light.

  12. it says Rise of Cobra..but the rising seemed to be at the very end of the movie..could at least began rising in the middle of the movie….would make the movie hit the spot with some climax

    Why must it be all black get up?

    and why duke isn’t brown walnut haired at least..

    Where was that eastern euro accent of Baroness.?

    Why Rip cord is Black?

    Scarlet’s weapon just doesn’t make sense…it records your face and shoots not to kill…and then she cowardly hides and rewind to shoot again….really what was the main purpose of that weapon????

    these are just my gripes..other than that..it was cool..

    G.I Joe’s and M.A.R.S (Not Cobra yet please don’t argue with me)under the artic ocean battle very cartoon classic!! i liked it…and the M.A.R.S Artic Base…ultimate !!

    Heavy Duty could at least cheer ” Yo Joe!” with abit more charisma!!

    i hope cobra comander and Destro would be in a much more recognizable outfit and the next sequel

    I am pretty sure the Baroness will not be swayed to be a Joe…without her, Cobra will be not be so Cobra’ish..hehehe

    Cobra Comander will hypnotize Baroness and betray Duke and set loose Comander and Destro from Joe’s Captivity.. i have sense this is how they will escape in the next movie to come..

  13. I enjoyed the movie. I thought there would be a sequel… and yeah some of the effects needed polishing in Rise of Cobra, but other than that I thought it was pretty good. I would see it again and I would definitely see a sequel. Also when I went to see G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra the sound started sounding muffled during one scene… did that happen to anyone else or was it just the theater I went to? It was extremely loud the whole time besides that one battle scene (I won’t spoil it) but… I was just wondering if it was a screw-up at the theater I went to or a screw-up by the G.I. Joe sound crew.

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