Chu, Hasbro Talk “G.I. Joe” Sequel

With Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick’s “G.I. Joe” sequel script complete, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner spoke briefly with MTV News about the film’s potential storyline.

“Obviously, we know coming out of the first film that the president is an impostor. You might begin with the knowledge of having your president as an impostor. What would that mean? From that, you can tell a very big story without only having to rely on the chronology of the first film.”

Meanwhile, Movieweb spoke with Jon M. Chu, one of the potential candidates to direct the upcoming sequel, and he was surprisingly forthcoming.

“It is up to them right now. I have talked to them before. I am just sort of in it right now, waiting to see what happens” says Chu who adds that he has “a bunch of stuff written down. I have done a bunch of drawings and things”. If he does get the gig, he also has a more adult tone in mind.

“It could be that way. But the one thing I felt was missing from the last Joe movie was the power of the punch. You want Joe to be tough. They are fun, but they are tough. I feel that you don’t want to make Joe too kidsie. That is one of the issues they are having” says Chu.