Dwayne Johnson Gives An Update On GI JOE 3 Director
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been a bit of a chatty Cathy today, dropping all sorts of news in regards to several of his projects, including some hints at the inevitable DC Comics role that he’s been teasing for months now. One such project is the sequel to GI Joe: Retaliation, which gave the franchise a much needed boost in quality. One of the reasons for this upgrade was director Jon M. Chu, who took over the director’s chair from Stephan Sommers. Chu was expected to return to the franchise for a third film, but his work on the kick-starter-funded Jem & The Holograms seems to be taking precedence of the action film at this time, which I reported last week. Chu said that the story is still being hashed out for the threequel and they wanted it to be just right before they began work. But it seems there may be more to this than initially thought.
In an interview with Collider, the wrestler-turned-actor talks about the status of GI Joe 3 and reveals that the search for a new director is on and Chu has moved on.
Yeah, yeah. Well, the idea is that we would start shooting G.I. Joe in January, in the first quarter of next year. That’s the idea. Look, I love Jon, and I think he did a great job. I get it. He had to go on and do something else. By the way, maybe…
Johnson was then asked if they had a director for GI Joe 3 or if they are still looking, to which he replied “We’re still looking, yeah.” While this is not official news, it seems as though Chu is out as director for the film and the search is on for a new person to take the reigns. If the schedule that Johnson mentions is accurate, they have some time to bring a person in and help get the script where it needs to be.
And so the cycle begins again. Who do you think should take over the franchise? The trend right now seems to focus on bringing in television and lesser known directors to tackle these big franchises and for the most part, it’s worked out quite well. It will be interesting to see who they sign. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more information comes available.
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