G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA Sequel already in the works?

It seems ridiculous to even assume that a sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA is already in the planning stages before the first film has even hit the street…yet, there are articles across the ‘net (on IGN, Cinemaspy, or even the Brisbane Times for example) that seem to indicate a sequel is almost a done deal.  Normally this kind of talk makes me roll my eyes at least a bit.

However, this time around, the talk is coming from the production staff. In fact, Stephen Sommers himself said in Australia that they were beginning production of a sequel, and from what I’m hearing, San Diego ComicCon is abuzz with rumors that production might even already be under way.

Ultimately, this could be a big to do about nothing, but in the world of Hollywood, one can never tell…I think all we can do is sit back and hope the dollars start flying on August 7th so the franchise can continue to expand, and we can get a bigger focus on COBRA like we all want.  I know there are aspects of this origin story that have a lot of folks scratching their heads, but I really think given some more material to work with, we can get a really interesting new universe crafted.

And if nothing else, every couple of years we get a whole buttload of new toys out of it.  Win-win.

7 thoughts on “G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA Sequel already in the works?

  1. If true, cool. Wasn’t there something like this when X-Men was about to hit theaters also?

  2. hey bossman! wheres that “time off request form”? yeah, i need another one already. same reason as the one i requested last year!

  3. this isn’t first time i’ve heard something like this. it happens more then you think with movies nowadays. not surprised at all, if anything it shows that paramount is happy more less with the film and eager to start on the next one…which is a good sign.

  4. Or 10% of every modern Joe toy price(like the RHINO) is like a hidden movie ticket. I was just thinking about how somewhere I thought I read that Hasbro needed to ‘pay for the movie,’ hence higher toy prices.

    conspiracy?!? Probably not, lol.

  5. “Production” can take on several meanings. It could be anything from simple talks about what the story will be to wrangling contracts to make sure everyone is signed for the sequel to storyboards to pre-production to simply Stephen Sommers sitting at dinner making notes on a napkin. So I wouldn’t say, just from this info that they are actually doing much. Until Paramount makes the official announcement that a sequel is greenlit AND in production (i.e. cameras are rolling), take this news with a grain of salt.

  6. If anything they need to boot Sommers out and get someone else, if they want a good reboot/sequel.

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