Hasbro CEO Gives ‘G.I. Joe 2′ Updates

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GI Joe 2 Hasbro CEO Gives G.I. Joe 2 Updates

It might seem odd to get a movie update from the head of a major toy company, but it actually makes a ton of sense when the movie in question is G.I. Joe 2. In a recent interview, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner talked about progress on the film and gave some updates on the script.

Speaking with MTV, Goldner confirmed recent reports that multiple directors are competing to direct G.I. Joe 2, saying, “we have a really good script and we’re right now talking to a number of directors.” Goldner then went into greater detail on the script, which was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (ZombielandDeadpool).

According to Goldner, who gave the script enthusiastic praise, you won’t have to have seen G.I. Joe to enjoy the sequel (an interesting statement, since a lot of people who did see G.I. Joe thought it was terrible). Quoting Goldner,

“In many ways, it’ll be great for the people who saw the first one, but you don’t need to have studied every element of the first one to enjoy the second. We’ve made sure that that’s the case.”

Goldner then went on to give a specific example of how the sequel might play out as an independent movie that isn’t completely predicated on the first film. If you haven’t seen G.I. Joe, be advised that this next quote contains SPOILERS.

“Obviously, we know coming out of the first film that the president is an impostor. You might begin with the knowledge of having your president as an impostor. What would that mean? From that, you can tell a very big story without only having to rely on the chronology of the first film.”

G.I. Joe Hasbro CEO Gives G.I. Joe 2 Updates

Back in August 2009 when the first film came out, Screen Rant head honcho Vic Holtreman gave G.I. Joe a positive three-star review writing that it was a “summer popcorn action movie done right.” Does that mean a sequel will be equally enjoyable?

Right now, there are a lot of factors still up in the air for G.I. Joe 2. Once a director is chosen for the project, and we get a few more details about the plot for the film, we will have a much better idea of what G.I. Joe 2 will look like. In the meantime, we’re just going to have to spend our time wondering exactly how Storm Shadow will be written back into the sequel and pondering what another epic Storm Shadow vs. Snake Eyes fight might look like.

Source: MTV

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  1. talks about why people who didn’t see the first film won’t have any problems understanding the plot of the second film.

    ^ i don’t think the plot was that deep homie lmao

    • The plot wasn’t deep… It was a convoluted mess.

    • Lol, if I avoided the first film why would I see the sequel???
      The first film was a load of ,,,

      The second film will also be a steaming pile of,,,

      Got it,,, :)

  2. great more random flash backs to waste screen time. whilst the 1st one has alot of action in it, it lacked everything else and some of the special effects where just downright ugly (baroness flying off on the jetpack thing with shadowstorm is the dirtiest S/E work i have ever seen (besides the one form blade 2(ninja fightscene))

    • Ugliest SFX was from Star Trek The Motion Picture. Kirk, Spock, and Bones walk across a wildly out of scale USS Enterprise to confront V’ger.

      As an 8 year old, the cheesiness of those effects made me cringe.

      • LOL

        Agreed that was terrible they looked like 40Ft tall giants on the saucer

        which was so odd becuase to this day I still think every other effects shot in that movie are the most photo realistic space effects shots ever

        Does GI Joe get kicked out of Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood in the next film?

      • The Star Trek Motion Picture dvd special edition, repaired those scenes.

        • indeed it did my friend but even so all of Trumbull and Dykstra’s effects from the original are stunning and to my mind still the most realistic space effects ever done (they look even better on Blu)

  3. The first one was just a simple, fun movie. I didn’t expect to much from it. But i’m excited that they feel they have to do better for part 2. Can’t wait!!!

    • …and this is why a movie production should NEVER listen to you…unless the movie is pornography.

      • i’m just saying that this franchise falls soundly in the “mindless entertainment” category. anyone who wants brilliant plot probably shouldn’t have paid to see gi joe…

        • …understood.

      • @ archaeon: …not that there’s anything wrong with that from that POV.

        • :P

  4. I like how in that picture, Heavy Duty is basically just holding the minigun looking all calm (and not in the direction of the gun), his arm even resting on the barrels, but some idiot with photoshop decided to add fire coming out of it. God stuff like that bothers me.

    And while a sequel would be great, what he is talking about in reference to not needing to know the first movie is not a surprise or anything new. A lot of movies briefly cover necessary plot elements from a previous entry with a simple line of dialogue. I guess to a Toy Company CEO that must be pretty neat, but that is hardly interview worthy.

  5. I enjoyed the first one to my immense surprise. It was silly fun, and the silliness made it great.

    I’m looking forward to the sequel. =)

    • I agree completely. I was actually shocked as I walked out the theatre that I actually liked the movie.

      And I really liked the flashbacks. It gave you an emotional connection to the characters by showing their past.

  6. The movie was terrible, too politically correct, Channing Tatum was awful and Marlon Wayans was worse.

    • But Ray Park was awesome

    • @ Adam

      I have to agree with ya about the two actors. I felt Marlon Wayans was annoying. And Channing Tatam seemed too young lookin to be a Joe, even a rookie. I figure someone like Sam Worthington would of better as Duke.

    • if they have Marlon Wayans in this movie then I will not pay a penny to see it, he is movie bomb bait in my opinion.

      How about they produce a film that is actually based on the cartoon or the comics which had much better plots and characters than the mess this turned out to be.

    • Yes, the movie had its share of problems, from spotty CGI, bad acting and scripting, but I don’t see how it was “politically correct.”

      Maybe you’re just being too sensitive. :)

  7. Wow. Ths people like and Tron Legacy, not? What was to take from this movei???

  8. Maybe they didnt see it because of the Anti-Americanism sentiment in the movie. People might not see Captain America for the same reason.

    • Kirby,

      Even Hollywood isn’t stupid enough to put anti-Americanism in a Captain America movie (I hope).


    • Yes to the new characters though I would want Duke in there, but not Tatum’s Duke. I would like to see the Duke from the Devil’s Due run of GI Joe when he’d go off grid to catch some Snakes. And yes, do not mention that Commander and Baroness are related. And make Destro not a whiner but more aristocratic meets cunning and Commander more Machiavellian meets ruthless sociopath as one who would kill his own son to make a point.

      • yeah i would keep Duke if he wasnt played by Tatum. But that wont happen so I say dump the character, but yeah having him more of like the CIA guy was cool on that run but I dont think it work for this> I thought destro was fine until the end but after his face Hardens I think he’ll be ok. I want to see more of Zartan , I thought Vosloo did a good on him as far as being ruthless, would love to see him in the Hood. Personally I would like to see the second one start with Duke and Lady Jaye out on a mission that gets hit by cobra which ends up with Duke in a coma and lady Jaye Dead, this would allow for Flint to become the the SOB in charge and have him going after the Baroness for killing Lady Jaye. like in the Devil’s due run. that could be explained by Cobra regaining control over her and destro sending her to kill Duke. Duke in a Coma allows them to keep tatum in the movie , but saves us from his crappy acting.

        • I would love to see the messed up, heart broken, grief stricken Flint, though not many may know who Lady Jaye is so killing her off so quickly wouldn’t establish a connection to the average audience. I loved that version of Flint because it was a complete 180 from his normal character.

          I would love to see Beach Head and Flint in there because their characters bring a certain, what’s the word, bad assness to the film that only Snakes and Storm Shadow brought.

          Agreed with Zartan. Thought Vooslo did a great job as Zartan would love to see the hood introduced and watch him go crazy because of the chameleon changes solution or the nanobites in this case.

  9. The movie was mindless fun. I’m shocked that they are making a sequel.

  10. And Channing Tatum is f-ing garbage

    Duke is not Eubonics boy, just make him black if you wanted to cash in on the ignorant white suburban privlaged hip hop dummy generation

    • I don’t believe you actually typed that…in this day and age…Sheesh!

  11. Im surprised that Bredan Frasier wasn’t casted as Flint despite his cameo appearance. I thought he’d be good in the role. JGL mostly sounded/looked like Dr. Mindbender from the 80′s cartoon with a wig through most of the film. Lol that mask seemed somthing a fan would make outta their imagination. I couldn’t stand the guy playin Destro. He doesn’t seem like the type who likes to get his hands dirty etc. I hope he does better in the role after the transformation he got in the first film, otherwise id like to see someone else in the role.

  12. The first one really was entertaining! I enjoyed it a lot.

    Of course it’s not Oscar-worthy material, but it sure is cool anyway.

    I just hope to see JGL back as The Doctor/Cobra

  13. I was surprised how much I enjoyed the first film but yeah. They definitely have an opportunity it to top their first film with a better written sequel.
    Now, given how amazing we know these two are at dialogue driven entertainment from Zombieland- the true test of Tatum looms: (if his character’s even written into the sequel of course) can he make even well written dialogue come off dull, brainless, and faux-tough guy-esque? (Sorry, couldn’t come up w/ a 3rd adjective for this one note wannabe actor).
    Keep: Ray Park, Dennis Quaid, Baroness (I found her treatment of bad dialogue somehow hilarious, and surprisingly imbedded w emotion at times. There’s also the tights & cleavage, of course.), and JGL, if they can hold onto his skyrocketing career. Heavy Duty was good, too, Scarlet appropriately tom-boyish. LOSE Wayans. He maybe been so bad to actually make Tatum look WORSE, if that were even possible- hahaha

  14. Sorry for typos. Damn iPhone.