If you’re still awaiting news regarding the sequel to G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, we have some for you. The last time we checked, Paramount and Hasbro were hard at work looking at director candidates to replace Stephen Sommers. Thus far F. Gary Gray and Jon M. Chu have been named as possible front runners. Over at MTV, they spoke with Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner about the film and he gave a small update on the script and their search for the right helmer.
The screenplay for G.I. Joe 2 has been completed by scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. As for the contents of said script, Goldner revealed a little bit about what we can expect.
[Spoiler for G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra]
“Obviously, we know coming out of the first film that the president is an impostor,” Goldner said of the sequel’s plot, “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.”
But he also clarifies that if you haven’t seen the first movie, it won’t be a deal breaker to enjoy the sequel.
“There is a really great idea in the second ‘G.I. Joe,’” he said. “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.”
What do you think of the starting point of the story? Who do you think should direct?