Stephen Sommers Directing ‘G.I. Joe 2’

The director returns to direct the sequel, and Channing Tatum is likely to return as Captain Duke Hauser.
BY | Sommers will direct the G.I. Joe SequelThe Wrap is reporting that G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra director Stephen Sommers is coming back to direct the as yet Untitled G.I. Joe Sequel.

At first there was some speculation that Sommers might not be brought back, as there had been some internet scuttlebutt "that there had been some tension between Sommers and the studio," but any problems between the two seems to have been resolved.

It is expected that Channing Tatum will return as Captain Duke Hauser in the sequel, which is presently in development at Paramount.

Plot wise, all that is known right now is that Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland) were tapped to write the sequel. Apparently, the studio is happy with the draft they turned in.

Sommers is likely going to produce with Lorenzo di Bonaventura. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra pulled in more than $300 million worldwide last year.

G.I. Joe Retaliation was released March 28th, 2013.

Sources:The Wrap
Tags:GI Joe

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  • mr-commander • 5 years ago

    First one was disappointing----but hope they dont screw this one too--- they should make it like the new toy line they just launched--grittier more realistic ---- and please make Baroness a kick ass Femme Fatale not a stupid mind controlled fake brunette -


    • cyn-de-harven • 5 years ago

      Well if not for anything else - I hope Quaid, Gordon-Levitt and Parker are back. The 3 best things about the first one.


      • spongebob-boxofficepants • 5 years ago

        and for the actors Gordon-Levitt(Cobra),Park(Snake Eyes) and Quaid(General Hawk) they all did well

        as for Tatum and Miller,I do like their acting but since most fans are complaining about it,do it right

        since your the leads and the love team

        I hope it does not disappoints!

        GI Joe 2 i'm waiting!


        • spongebob-boxofficepants • 5 years ago

          Rise of Cobra was actually a good film

          the only thing i dont like is it didnt live up to the focus of its title

          i mean the name of enemy organization isnt Cobra after all its just nameless or MARS

          in the last part it wasnt even called Cobra instead its leader just name himself Cobra

          But since the last part means its the beginning of the real GI Joe

          I'm looking forward to the sequel and I hope Summers will do it good like what he did in The Mummy 1 & 2!


          • summit10 • 5 years ago

            do people really understand why this film earned that much... the children who became witnesses of the cartoon series in the 80's, the children of today, the people who wants to experience these types of films all these fall in a specific demographic! People will go to theaters expecting their money's worth not because for the only reason of experiencing it, to which does not conclude it was a good film!!!

            Maybe, if Hasbro can bring in more enthusiasm in its properties, these animated series are well loved and are already icons for the past 3 decades. It can be better!

            NO MOUTH ON SNAKE-EYES Please!


            • moviegeek • 5 years ago

              Crap. He botched the first one (not that it would have been good regardless)


              • kpjr • 5 years ago

                this should be good


                • doubler0522 • 5 years ago



                  • narrator • 5 years ago

                    I concur with@Zany.

                    However, Ray Parks as Snake Eyes was worth the price of matinée alone. He kicked ass. But yeah, remove his damn "lips".


                    • zgcorleone072 • 5 years ago

                      NOOOOOOOOO! Why?! This is vert unnecessary like the first one.


                      • bigtac • 5 years ago

                        Uhhhhhhh, yeah .. Im surprised it's gettin a sequal too ................. cus da 1st. one SUCKED !!! Being a fan of the original G.I.JOE cartoon, I think I can say that.


                        • diaigma • 5 years ago

                          I'm actually surprised this is getting a sequel. It didn't double it's budget. How rare :P


                          • diaigma • 5 years ago

                            @RojoDiablo - Sommers. Directer. That's all the explanation I need to give. Though I will admit it was better put together than Mummy Returns. Awesome that you included the world wide gross there :P


                            • movie-freak-41 • 5 years ago

                              The first one was okay but I'm not excited for this at all!


                              • nightwing18 • 5 years ago

                                F*CKING AWESOME !!!!! WOOO HOOOO


                                • cyn-de-harven • 5 years ago


                        's like the difference between the first Transformers (woo! Fun!!!) and ....the second Transformers (not so much). Listen, I will admit - I have it sitting on my DVD shelf. I paid to see in on the big screen. It's not a favourite and it feels ...'empty'. But it's a popcorn movie I watch if it's raining and I don't want to think.

                                  I'm just surprised that people seemed to LOVE it. I had no idea.


                                  • rojodiablo • 5 years ago

                                    Like so many before me who ask why people seem to like the first film, I ask why people didn't like the first one. Myself, I really enjoyed it! It wasn't the greatest or anything but it certainly entertained me for a couple of hours. What else is there with these kind of films? With over 300 million dollars, I wasn't the only one!


                                    • b3njamin • 5 years ago

                                      wow the two things that could have saved this franchise: New Director, No Channing Tatum. Oh well, another disappointment I guess..


                                      • redcameraman • 5 years ago

                                        Sweet! I'm super pumped for this! The first one was great!


                                        • jonspidey07 • 5 years ago

                                          OF COURSE!

                                          like we didnt know this before

                                          I enjoyed the 1st movie


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