/jon-m-chu-will-direct-jem-and-the-holograms-before-g-i-joe-3/Last week, G.I. Joe Retaliation director Jon M. Chu announced that he was making a live-action adaptation of the popular Hasbro cartoon and toy line Jem and the Holograms. It would come before G.I. Joe 3, which he was confirmed to direct in June of /director-jon-m-chu-returns-for-g-i-joe-3/last year. But now, Dwayne Johnson claims that G.I. Joe 3 might be looking for a new director altogether.
Over the weekend, Jon revealed that the script for G.I. Joe 3 was taking longer than expected. That's why he decided to squeeze Jem and the Holograms in first. Dwayne Johnson doesn't seem to thrilled with this, claiming:
"We're still looking [for a director]."
"Yeah, yeah. Well, the idea is that we would start shooting G.I. Joe in January, in the first quarter of next year. That's the idea. Look, I love Jon, and I think he did a great job. I get it. He had to go on and do something else."
That contradicts this Tweet from the director just a few days ago, in which he seems genuinely excited by the project.
@briantruitt PS Joe script is getting REALLY fun just taking alittle longer.I need it 2b perfect so decided 2try &fit a crazylittle movie in— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) March 21, 2014
"Could be, right?"
So, for the moment, it seems unclear whether Jon M. Chu will be back or not.