Last week, Paramount Pictures announced that G.I. Joe 3 will hit cinemas some time in 2016, and now producer Lorenzo di Bonaventure (Transformers: Age of Extinction) has been speaking about the third film in the G.I. Joe franchise, stating that filming is expected to get underway early next year, and that a new director should be announced soon.
“G.I. Joe 3 we are trying to get going, starting early next year…I think it’ll be a little later than [January]. I think February or March is probably more realistic. We were originally shooting for January and I think it’s slid a little bit, but you never know. It’s still a little too early to tell yet… We’re just starting [to talk to directors]. We’re negotiating with a writer right now, and once we close that deal—which should be any moment—then we’ll have a story locked down. I’m really excited about it.”
The producer then turned to possible new recruits alongside the returning Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock: “It’s interesting, it’s sort of an open possibility right now who could be in it outside of Dwayne, he has to be in it. The last movie was really the set up, in a way, for Roadblock to take over. Dwayne came aboard a little late last time so we weren’t able to do everything I think we can do this time, and really get a story that services what the audience expects out of him, and also as an actor pushes him into areas that you wouldn’t normally explore in a big franchise movie perhaps. We have not talked about any other cast or anything, because we really need a story to be completely signed off by everybody… One thing is for sure: there were some characters the fans were really shouting for us to put in, we’re gonna put in a few one of the ones that they know that would be new to the movie audience if they don’t know the mythology.”
So, which characters would you like to see for the Joes’ third outing?