Just in case the awesome showcase of fantastic toys had you in a high place all weekend, a couple more tidbits of information about the G.I. Joe film will bring you right back down to rock bottom.
First and probably most importantly, not only is G.I. Joe 2 powerful enough to catapult a music video director into action director status, but apparently the splashback from that is even powerful enough to sever Lorenzo Di Bonaventura’s eight year relationship with Paramount. Apparently disagreeing with Paramount’s decision to put John Chu in the director’s chair, Di Bonaventura may be halting his work with Paramount in general. Sounds like the sequel is off to a great start.
Well… I’m being overdramatic. It may mean nothing, but it just struck me as funny that it doesn’t seem like it’s possible to go more than a few straight days with positive buzz in the Joe community. A cartoon’s gotta get canceled, and crappy articles about the movie sequel have to come out. Such is the way of a G.I. Joe fan in a Transformers and Star Wars driven world.
Another tidbit above and beyond the Di Bonaventura intel is that supposedly there is a casting call out there, according to Moviehole, looking for a specific G.I. Joe character!
Is it Flint? Nope.
Lady Jaye?? Uh uh.
Shipwreck? Ummm… no.
Who? Yeah. Apparently someone named “Cross”. Of course Joe fans are jumping to the conclusion that this means “Cross Country” is in the movie…but I’m not confident in that. My guess? It’s just some generic soldier named “Cross”. Hopefully as production trudges along we’ll get some more credible and solid intel. Moviehole does mention that this sequel is going to feature mostly new characters who didn’t appear in the original film. As long as they’re not all obnoxious second-raters like Cross Country, that’s cool with me.