Many were surprised when Paramount put a second GI Joe movie into production, but after GI Joe: Retaliation grossed $365 million around the world, it’s not too surprising the studio now wants a third movie.
Deadline reports that Paramount has hired Retaliation helmer Jon M. Chu to direct G.I. Joe 3, which is in the early stages of development.
It is early days yet, and it isn’t clear who will be writing the movie. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote Retaliation, but it is not known if they are likely 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 that film is still trapped in development.