'G.I. Joe' Sequel Going Into Production Soon

August 11, 2009 04:29:52 GMT

With the domestic sales of 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' surpassing studio expectations, Paramount Pictures confirmed that the sequel will soon go into production.

'G.I. Joe' Sequel Going Into Production Soon
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"G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" has done better than what Paramount Pictures expected it to be, and thus more firm words stating a sequel project to the live-action adaptation is being developed have been uttered. According to Los Angeles Times, the studio's vice chairman, Rob Moore, has confirmed that the sequel "will soon go into development".

All of the "G.I. Joe" lead actors are contractually obligated to return for another installment. Some of whom, which included Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Sienna Miller and Rachel Nichols, had admitted they are locked for the follow-up movie during an Australian Press Conference for the film. However, director Stephen Sommers is not.

During 2009 Teen Choice Awards, Marlon Wayans who plays Ripcord in the film told E! Online about his certainty of the sequel being made. "They will make a sequel," he said. "That's the thing about Hollywood. They will make a sequel and sequel to the sequel and then a sequel to the sequel's sequel." On the occasion, he also pointed out possibility of spin-offs. "I think they'll probably go with Snake Eyes [played by Ray Park] first," he shared. "Although I could probably whoop Snake Eyes' ass."

"G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" is based on the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toy franchise. Directed by the "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" producer, it stars Dennis Quaid as General Hawk, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Cobra Commander and Christopher Eccleston as Destro among others.

Opened in theaters August 7, the action adventure movie nabbed #1 place at North American box office over the three-day weekend. Selling $54.7 million worth of ticket sales, it secured a spot among the best August openings in history for a non-sequel. Overseas, it raked in $44.1 million from 35 territories, bringing the movie's earning to a worldwide total of $175 million.


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posted by phoenix on Mar 08, 2011
i agree film was excellent if ou take it for what it was, a great kick &%* action movie, it youre a fan of the toys and cartoon forget it. i loved it for what it was a great action movie, made me want for a sequel, just lately there have been a great round of actio movies, all written well, humor good, effects good, cast good, making for a great round up of action movies 2009 2010 which have raised the bar for popcorn movies, hollywood keep up the good work!!!!!
posted by DEE.D on Dec 15, 2009
posted by athalonius on Nov 27, 2009
Just saw the film last night, "On Demand" and I thought it was fantastic. Can't wait to see the sequel.
posted by joefan74 on Nov 21, 2009
I thought the movie was excellent. You can't play the movie directly to the cartoon because that would be a little cheezy since no one ever gets killed in GIJOE cartoons(Everyone always ejects at the right moment). Besides, the cartoon had several different story lines. I'm not downing the cartoon because i was a big fan in the 80s with the toys to prove it, but it has to be more realistic. Also, Snake eyes was awsome.
posted by yo on Sep 12, 2009
i love that movie
posted by timotey on Aug 24, 2009
Awesome. I loved the movie!
posted by billybobwhosit on Aug 12, 2009
you dont know what your talking about lets see you do a better job at making an adaptation of a cartoon into a real movie. If you knew that the movie was gonna suck then why did you go and see it. and if you didnt go and see it then what the hell are u complaining about
posted by Hollyb on Aug 11, 2009
" August openings in history for a non-sequel." This film placed at 73 for best opening weekends and at number 4 for August openings (after Bourne Ultimatum, Rush Hour 2 and Signs) but then this isn't a surprise. It has NO competition at the box office, which is precisely why an August opening was chosen! As for talk of a sequel, I think Rob Moore is counting his chickens before they hatch. Many films start strong and finish badly. Let's see if the initial surge of interest is maintained before we start talking sequels!

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