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Published On: Mon, Jun 23rd, 2014

‘Gi Joe 3’ News; New director, new characters and more Dwayne Johnson

While promoting the newest Transformers film, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura gave fans an update on a third G.I. Joe film.

G.I.-Joe-2-Retaliation-3D-starring-Dwayne-Johnson-and-Bruce-WillisStar Dwayne Johnson looked to January 2015 to start filming but that may be too ambitious. “G.I. Joe 3 we are trying to get going, starting early next year…I think it’ll be a little later than [January],” says the producer in a June 22 interview with Collider.

“I think February or March is probably more realistic.  We were originally shooting for January and I think it’s slid a little bit, but you never know.  It’s still a little too early to tell yet.”

The film is certainly moving ahead with a new director and writer.

“We’re just starting [to talk to directors].  We’re negotiating with a writer right now, and once we close that deal—which should be any moment—then we’ll have a story locked down.  I’m really excited about it,” di Bonaventura says.

g-i-joe-retaliation-channing-tatum-and Dwayne Johnson photo2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra grossed a so-so $302 million, and the series went through a semi-reboot with the 2013 sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  The Jon Chu-directed second film earned $375 million worldwide, but there’s still the series hasn’t taken off just yet.
 
Besides Johnson aka The Rock, little is set for a cast.
 
“It’s interesting, it’s sort of an open possibility right now who could be in it outside of Dwayne [Johnson], he has to be in it.  The last movie was really the set up, in a way, for Roadblock to take over.  Dwayne came aboard a little late last time so we weren’t able to do everything I think we can do this time, and really get a story that services what the audience expects out of him, and also as an actor pushes him into areas that you wouldn’t normally explore in a big franchise movie perhaps.  We have not talked about any other cast or anything, because we really need a story to be completely signed off by everybody.”
Check out the full interview HERE
 
So G.I. Joe 3 will film in 2015 with a late 2015, early 2016 release date. It seems unlikely the studio would want to join the crowded 2015 and would fare better in March or April of 2016.
 
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  1. Dwayne Johnson will be back for ‘GI Joe 3′ set for 2016 - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] “We’re just starting [to talk to directors]. We’re negotiating with a writer right now, and once we close that deal-which should be any moment-then we’ll have a story locked down. I’m really excited about it,” Bonaventura told Collider. […]

  2. marvelfan says:

    New characters in G.I. Joe 3. Hayden Christensen should play dusty but he should take a role of Dusty, the dessert trooper army. Sebastian Stan should play a Joe or cobra character.

  3. ‘Gi Joe 3′ News; New Director, New Characters And More Dwayne Johnson « DwayneJohnsonLive.net says:

    […] 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra grossed a so-so $302 million, and the series went through a semi-reboot with the 2013 sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  The Jon Chu-directed second film earned $375 millionworldwide, but there’s still the series hasn’t taken off just yet. Besides Johnson aka The Rock, little is set for a cast. “It’s interesting, it’s sort of an open possibility right now who could be in it outside of Dwayne [Johnson], he has to be in it.  The last movie was really the set up, in a way, for Roadblock to take over.  Dwayne came aboard a little late last time so we weren’t able to do everything I think we can do this time, and really get a story that services what the audience expects out of him, and also as an actor pushes him into areas that you wouldn’t normally explore in a big franchise movie perhaps.  We have not talked about any other cast or anything, because we really need a story to be completely signed off by everybody.” Check out the full interview HERE So G.I. Joe 3 wil film in 2015 with a late 2015, early 2016 release date. It seems unlikely the studio would want to join the crowded 2015 and would fare better in March or April of 2016. theglobaldispatch.com […]

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