Amph G.I. Joe Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by slimybug, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    It's a perfect chance to let Zarana show up.
  2. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Some talk of the progression of the third film from the last 3 months or so:

    Could Tatum Return on GI Joe 3?

    "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" director Jon Chu and "Divergent" scribe Evan Daugherty are currently working on the script for a third "G.I. Joe" movie. Chu claims he is "taking it to another level with this one...it's gonna be a really fun movie. We're taking it in a whole new direction."

    The plan is to mix some old favorites with some new characters played by well-regarded actors. In regard to the new characters, Chu tells MTV that they will be "exciting ones that I know the fans will love, and people that I've always wanted to work with"

    The big surprise though was the idea that Channing Tatum could return to the series despite his apparent death in the second: "You never know. Storm Shadow died in the first one and came back in the second one, and then other characters have died and never come back. The G.I. Joe world, the best thing about it is you never know who's coming back and who's not."

    Chu Scales Back GI Joe 3 Tatum Rumors

    The other week, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” director Jon M. Chu said that the nature of this film franchise’s universe means that “you never know who's coming back,” pointing to the way that Storm Shadow seemingly died in the first one and came back in the second one.

    This quickly led to speculation that Channing Tatum could return as Duke for the inevitable “G.I. Joe 3” which Chu is currently developing. Now, out on the press tour for “Justin Bieber's Believe,” Chu now says that the original quote was taken out of context. Speaking with Coming Soon, he tries to better explain what he meant:

    ”It all gets carried away again. They asked me about Channing and I don't know. You never know in these movies, and that's all I said, and suddenly it became ‘Channing Tatum might be back.’ To me, every possibility is open and we're writing the script right now and we're figuring everything out.

    It's an extremely low possibility when you kill somebody like that, it's pretty much it, but you never know with G.I. Joe. We did that with Storm Shadow, too.

    I love being active in world-building, so we're working on G.I. Joe 3 right now. We're designing tons of stuff, which takes a little bit, but to me, that's obviously where I like to push myself and where I want to be for a long time and get to know better.

    I'm excited to bring in new characters and fun things beyond Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis that we're working on and some great villains, but we're forming those ideas now. I'm really excited - it's going to be a whole 'nother level… I think we're going to be shooting next year. We're pretty motivated to get that up.”


    Chu Talks GI Joe 3

    Filmmaker Jon M. Chu recently spoke with Collider about plans for the third "G.I. Joe," saying the likely direction for the franchise's next chapter is to do something different rather than bigger:

    "It's definitely not about making it bigger 'cause we went pretty big last time and it didn’t necessarily make it better...

    In terms of Joe, I think it’s more about being creative with it and giving the audience something different and new. We've had two G.I. Joes now, in two very different ways, and we have to take the lessons that we learned with those two to try to make the best Joe possible.

    I love that it has classic storytelling. I always try to bring that back and try to make it simpler. It doesn’t have to be big, but you have to have more creative fighting and simpler storytelling, so you can enjoy it."

    Chu also talked about how his commitment to a third "G.I. Joe," and to making the franchise better, meant that he had to drop out of the "Masters of the Universe" film reboot:

    "It was timing. We did so much for Masters, and the script is awesome. I love that project. I would have loved to do it. The problem with Joe is that we have a specific timeline and I need to be on that timeline. Masters wasn’t ready to go, at that moment.

    And I have a loyalty to G.I. Joe. I don’t feel like I’ve fulfilled the promise I gave, to bring everything I love about Joe to the script. I feel like we did a lot of foundational stuff. We cleared the way. We brought the movie back to life, but at the same time, there’s so much more to do, to make it even better.

    I learned a lot on the last one [Retaliation], and I want to put that into practice and make this one even better, and make it have life for many, many movies in the future, whether I’m doing them or not."

    Chu says the third "G.I. Joe" will probably shoot sometime this year. The script is still being done and pre-production is in full swing.
  3. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    Why did they change most of the cast in the 2nd one?
  4. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Because the only way to salvage the perfect casting of Ray Park without totally rebooting was to kill off everyone else ;).
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  5. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    I remember in the comic Snake Eyes and Scarlett had romance?
  6. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    I don't know. How would I know what you remember and what you don't?
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  7. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    I'm not sure, I only watched the cartoon in my childhood, didn't read the comic much.
  8. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Retaliation was more fun than it should've been and a gigantic step up from Rise of Crapola. I'm hoping 3 continues to build on what made 2 so enjoyable and then some. The sword fight on the cliff was exhilarating.
  9. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    I think they should have picked Tina Fey to play Baroness.
  10. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    Did you have her playing the role in a movie that takes itself seriously or having it be a campy comedy 80s cartoon in live action movie?
  11. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    The 80s show did a much much better job on the character than that stupid 2009 movie. :mad:
  12. GenAntilles Force Ghost

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    Well Community is aparently doing a GI Joe themed episode
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  13. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    Which characters do you wish to return and appear in the 3rd movie?

    I hope we could get Scarlett, Roadblock, General Hawk, Jaye, Cobra Commander and Destro back, then to have Zarana and Tomax/Xamot brothers show up. Dr. Mindbender would be nice, too if he could play a more important role.

    Too bad they totally ruined Baroness, I couldn't think of a logical way to fix it.
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  14. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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  15. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    Do you guys think the movies gave Cobra too many "brains" but enough "muscle"? Cobra Commander, Destro and Zartan had little fighting skill, and Storm Shadow defected, Firefly is dead.
  16. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    They need to feature Battle Force 2000 and the Eco-Warriors. The enemy should be an alliance between Cobra-La and the Lunartix Empire.
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  17. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    Cobra-La's technology is quite amazing, and Nemesis Enforcer was badass.
  18. dp4m Chosen One

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    Nemesis Enforcer is inferior to Sgt. Slaughter, therefore your argument is invalid.

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  19. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    I had that four-armed Lunartix figure. I don't remember what it was called, for I always called him Goro.
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  20. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    That's because Sgt. Slaughter is more badass.
  21. Juke Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Everyone(thing) is inferior to Sgt. Slaughter! I'm a huge ARAH era Joe fan. It's second only to Star Wars in my personal geekdom, and it's a close second. I recently re-watched the "Arise, Serpentor, arise" mini-series where the Sarge makes his Joe debut, and O-M-G. It's hilarious how invincible they make him. He takes on wave after wave of Cobra B.A.T.s, and all the while Dr. Mindbender (who has a serious man crush on the Sarge) oohs and aahs at his alpha male dominance.

    I wonder how the recent announcement that Chu is taking on a Jem movie will affect the next Joe? Personally, I didn't care much for Retaliation (and I liked it even less when I re-watched it a few weeks ago), but I really appreciated Chu's sincerity when it came to trying to right some of the wrongs from the first film (at least "wrongs" as many long time fans saw it). I thought it made a few shuffle steps in the right direction. I'll be curious to see what he does with part 3.
  22. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    He was voiced by the real guy!

    Retaliation set some characters right, but still, change most of the cast is still a bit odd.
  23. Juke Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Oh yeah! No one else could voice the Sarge except the Sarge.

    Yeah, it was a sort of, but not really-really, soft ret-con. Necessary, but handled a bit awkwardly IMO.
  24. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    They should have kept Destro and Scarlett at least.
  25. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I hope Channing Tatum comes back as a zombie samurai break-dancing robotic male stripping gigolo.