Director Jon M. Chu Returns for ‘G.I. Joe 3’

The ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ director returns, with Skydance Productions and Paramount Pictures teaming up to finance the sequel.

Jon M. Chu signs on to direct G.I. Joe Retaliation
Jon M. Chu signs on to direct G.I. Joe Retaliation
G.I. Joe Retaliation director Jon M. Chu has come aboard to direct G.I. Joe 3, which is in the early stages of development at Paramount.

We reported in April that the studio was moving ahead with the sequel, just days after G.I. Joe Retaliation opened with $132 million worldwide in its first few days of release. The sequel has earned $365 million worldwide over its full theatrical run.

What isn't quite clear yet is who will be writing G.I. Joe 3. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote G.I. Joe Retaliation, but it is not known if they are in talks to return. No cast members have been locked in yet, but, given the success of G.I. Joe Retaliation, don't be surprised if Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, and the rest of the Joes sign up for another mission.

Jon M. Chu is also attached to Masters of the Universe at Universal, but there hasn't been much motion on that project for some time now.

G.I. Joe 3 comes to theaters in 2016 and stars Dwayne Johnson.

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (18)

  1. WongFu

    even Wayans, I thought he was okay in it. @undeadslayer4

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  2. undeadslayer4

    @felipe-11 really it was horrible

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  3. undeadslayer4

    @instead8909 i will only watch it if they ressurect all the gi joes and bring back the original cast

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  4. WongFu

    I take it that the second film wasn't that great, looks to me that the writers are to blame. You can't make a film look good with a bad script.
    It needs someone that has written screenplays for the last 30 years.
    Look at the Transformer films, they are so different from the source material. It's sad to say that both series need to be rebooted.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  5. Zak Lee Ferguson

    It was a smash bang feature, the first was not out witted or out done in style or anything, where Sommers wore its sensitivity and narrative on its sleeve this had none and didn't need it for what its worth, the actors are there to shine out as they bust some asses.

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  6. Kevin Quiveors

    The 1st movie was a better film with smaller names. The 2nd was a horrible film WITH big names. Sounds to me like the 3rd film will for 12-year olds just like the 2nd. It's OK to make a decent film Hollywood. You're allow to do this.

    2 years agoby @Kevin-QuiveorsFlag

  7. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    I hope it'll be the last.

    @dbzfan91: Third.

    2 years agoby @redcameramanFlag

  8. Bill Louis


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  9. EmmyttWolfe

    Good news.

    2 years agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag

  10. John M

    Pure crap. The the below average first film was better than Retaliation. Someone needs to stop this scrap the project and films starting over from scrap, and paying respect to the tone and feel of the comics and the characters from the comics.

    2 years agoby @john-mFlag

  11. Replicant

    Retaliation wasn't half bad for a movie based on action figures. At least it wasn't as unwatchable as the first one. I don't mind him coming back and it'd be nice to have some constancy with the directors.

    @dbzfan91 I second that.

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Piece of sh*t sequel

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  13. Dbzfan91

    im ok with this... but bring back lady jay...she was incredible to look at the entire movie :P

    2 years agoby @dbzfan91Flag

  14. Gandoff

    I hope they show Duke was captured and is being help by Cobra in 3. BUT, Destro "died" from what was shown, and I hate the fact a major character was killed.

    2 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  15. The Real Goku


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  16. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Sweet!! This guy is pretty awesome with the Joes!! Can'y wait
    @kingbrady agreed

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  17. kingbrady

    seriously who writes for the movieweb? i mean we all know that Duke may not have been killed but why would he vanish leaving his dog tags and not reappear in the 2nd film in the end? Flashback scenes are redundant at this point. They have to bring back Destro/Cobra Commander and have Cobra on screen a bit more

    2 years agoby @kingbradyFlag

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