After seven years of publishing G.I. Joe comics, Devil's Due Publishing has lost the license from Hasbro, according to reports from industry insiders gathered by IESB. Word that the license was up for renewal first came about last year when Hasbro solicited proposals at Comic-Con.

Many assumed that Hasbro would renew with Devil's Due, but instead it seems like Hasbro will instead renew with either Marvel or IDW publishing. Marvel has published G.I. Joe comics in the past, at the same time as they held the Transformers license. IDW, on the other hand, currently has the Transformers license, and it seems likely that Hasbro would prefer to keep their properties together, especially since both Marvel and Devil's Due have released G.I. Joe/Transformers crossover comics in the past.

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Whichever publisher ends up with the license, it seems an almost certainty that they will also be developing a movie tie-in to next summer's G.I. Joe film, directed by Stephen Sommers, and starring Dennis Quaid (General Hawk, Channing Tatum (Duke), Ray Parks (Snake Eyes), Rachel Nichols (Scarlett), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Heavy Duty), Said Taghmaoui (Breaker), Marlon Wayans (Ripcord), David Murray (Destro), Sienna Miller (the Baroness) and Byung-hun Lee (Storm Shadow), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Duke's best friend, and possibly Cobra Commander).