This year’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation scored over $350 million at the global box office and of course Paramount is going to follow it up with a third film in the series. They’ve even tapped “Retaliation” director Jon M. Chu to helm the feature.
Speaking with our friends at CraveOnline, Chu spoke in good detail about the world they’ve created and what characters could see a return in the third film.
“There’s definitely a possibility that we’ll get Scarlet back. I think there’s a lot of characters that we can get back. The G.I. Joe world is a large world and we’re with one section of it. In mind it was never “Oh we’re getting rid of everyone and that’s that!” This is another part of the universe and I’m sure we’ll get her back. She has some of the most interesting storylines, especially with Snake Eyes.”
Chu appears to have big plans for the future of the franchise, hinting that we’ve only scratched the surface.
“The reason I love G.I. Joe is because it goes everywhere and it stretches and it pulls. There’s never been a mythology like that hefore where it mixes military, ninjas, androids, and crazy political things between the Cobra. I just love that. All the doors are open for us. We started with the foundation of G.I. Joe Retaliation to clear the slate, to get to where this world lives and we have ninjas flying next to military guys. Now we can take the next step, now we can go on an adventure somewhere else and we can just keep building until you are literally like “What the hell is going on here?”
Chu confirmed that the third G.I. Joe film will likely be shot in 3D, in favor of doing a post-conversion that delayed the release of “Retaliation” by almost eight months.
The third film currently doesn’t have a release date nor a confirmed cast ,but it is expected that D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson will return.