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G.I. JOE 3 gets the greenlight.

Posted on April 1, 2013 at 9:39 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation, ruled the box office this weekend, opening to the second-biggest Easter weekend, and it looks we will see G.I. Joe and Cobra go at it again. According to Variety, Paramount has greenlit G.I. Joe 3. While a third G.I. Joe isn’t a huge surprise, announcing the sequel the Sunday after Retaliation‘s release is a big vote of confidence from the studio rather than a “Let’s wait to see how well it does on DVD.” There are no other details about the third installment, but hopefully they don’t nuke the cast again, and hang on to The Rock and Snake Eyes.

Talking about G.I. Joe: Retaliation, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura said he wanted to see more intimate, character-driven scenes. Also: more ninja mythology:

“We haven’t spent any time considering what the next movie is. There are elements we’re really excited about. I’d like to do more ninja story. That’s really fun, and I think the mythology will support some really cool things. You know, I was a really huge fan of the TV show Combat! as a kid, and there’s an intimacy the show had because their budget demanded it—it’s always a bunch of guys and they’re going down a ditch. I’d like us to do some of that kind of stuff where you’re really on an intimate level. ‘Surprising’ isn’t the right word, but ‘gratifying’ how Dwayne and Channing’s ‘home scenes’, if you would, they’re not buddy scenes but they translated that way somehow. So they’re basic character scenes, and they’re domesticated scenes. How well that played in the scale of what we’re trying to do. I’d like to see more of that.”

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