So when word emerged of the new “Jem and the Holograms” film being developed by G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon Chu (among others), some Joe fans perked up their ears. Isn’t the third G.I. Joe film underway? What’s up with that?
Well, Chu had a conversation with good friend of GeneralsJoes Brian Truitt from USA Today, and made some startling revelations that fell under the radar a bit (until /Film picked up on them).
According to Chu, The G.I. Joe 3 script is still getting finalized, so he was able to fit Jem into his schedule. But that does beg the question, with the length of time it takes to make a film, how “little” a window of time will this be, and how far does it push back the third Joe film?
Already some fans are calling the move catastrophic and saying it’s a clear sign that there is no faith in the third Joe film. I will be taking a more measured approach myself. You can check out the Twitter conversation with Brian Truitt below, and I am reaching out to Mr. Chu myself for some hopeful clarification. I’ll pass on whatever I can get.
@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