While we still are waiting to hear who will officially direct the Untitled G.I. Joe Sequel, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner recently talked about the project. Here's what he had to say below, revealing that you don't necessarily need to watch G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra to enjoy this upcoming adventure.
"There is a really great idea in the second G.I. Joe. In many ways, it'll be great for the people who saw the first one, but you don't need to have studied every element of the first one to enjoy the second. We've made sure that that's the case."
The Untitled G.I. Joe Sequel script was written by the Zombieland writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. We reported last week that directors such as F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen) and Jon Chu (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never) are the front runners to direct the sequel. While Brian Goldner wouldn't mention specific names, he did reveal that several directors are in the mix.
"It's in the works! We have a really good script and we're right now talking to a number of directors."
We reported in January that G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra director Stephen Sommers will not return to direct the Untitled G.I. Joe Sequel. Brian Goldner didn't comment on Stephen Sommers' involvement in the sequel. However, the Hasbro CEO did talk about the ending of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and how it leads into Untitled G.I. Joe Sequel. Be warned, though, if you haven't seen G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, there are spoilers below.
"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."