I’d come across this story a number of days ago, but didn’t really report on it, because it didn’t seem like he was revealing any unusual amount of information, but I’ve seen some other outlets grabbing onto it, so figured I’d talk about it a bit, too.
Screen writer Evan Dougherty spoke with Rama’s Screen quite a while ago, and the conversation naturally turned to the progress of the G.I. Joe 3 script. Dougherty talks about how the cartoon and comic continuity differ, and how for the third film they are looking to pull some more comic influences. I’m not sure this comes as much of a surprise, considering Jon Chu has already proclaimed his love for the comic (to the point where he put a 10 minute homage to the Silent Issue in the G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and even spoke about diving into the Cobra Island saga for the third film.
From my perspective, that comic-influenced formula is something that Chu already committed to and the nearly $400 million worldwide take from Retaliation would appear to agree with that philosophy. Still, it is the first little nugget of news from the third G.I. Joe film, so as fans we’re going to grab it and hold it tight.
Can this be considered the unofficial “kick off” for the G.I. Joe 3 Social Media campaign? G.I. Joe: Retaliation (and G.I. Joe 3) director Jon Chu has begun talking on Twitter a bit regarding the upcoming third film in the G.I. Joe motion picture series.
Of course there are no real details yet, but a couple of interesting Tweets have emerged in the last 24 hours:
G.I. Joe 3…. Whoa. It’s gonna be out of control if I don’t say so myself…
Obviously this is the very early stages of G.I. Joe 3 discussion, but every process has to start somewhere. Very excited to see Chu already speaking out about the film and can’t wait to hear more from him and the rest of the team! Follow Jon Chu on Twitter to get the latest and greatest!
It seems like the news flood for G.I. Joe: Retaliation just barely came to a stop a few weeks ago, and now we’re seeing trickles of information for the upcoming G.I. Joe 3. We already knew director Jon Chu was on board to direct the third film, and now reports from HD Room are that Evan Daugherty will be writing the screenplay this time around.
Daugherty doesn’t have a wealth of writing credits to his name, but one recent film was Snow White and the Huntsman. You can check out his IMDB profile right here.
No concrete release date for the film has been established yet, but indications are that it could hit as soon as 2015. That seems a bit quick to me, but if that does hold true, I’m sure we’ll be hearing news about it pretty soon.
It feels like it’s been forever, probably because…well, it’s been forever, but the latest episode of the What’s on Joe Mind podcast is officially online! Nearly three hours devoted to some great G.I. Joe discussion with a healthy injection of Kre-O/Lego love from Brickarms, and some great Marvel SDCC talk with our old buddy Arune.
As always check out the episode on our Podbean Page, or it is also embedded below. Click the “Read More” link for the Show Notes.
We heard early rumor about the possibility of licensed apparel from G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but there hasn’t been nearly as much as one might think. Mostly a result of the film delay, I’d imagine, but still the lack of great G.I. Joe: Retaliation clothing was a little bit distressing.
It’s not your typical licensed apparel, this is a full blown replica of the awesome trench coat that Cobra Commander wore in the motion picture. At $829.00 this won’t be something you wear to your next power lunch, but it’s an awesome high end collectible for the discerning G.I. Joe: Retaliation fan. Set to be released in January, 2014, you can hit up Entertainment Earth! to get your own.
Yes, the home release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation has hit, but AMC Theaters are offering a very special opportunity to see it again on the big screen! Not only that, but every showing supports charities across the country. Very limited showings also feature a special exclusive poster and a $5 discount for the Blu-Ray/DVD Combo pack.
Check out the full press release and some exclusive images after the jump.
It was a little bit tough keeping track of all the various releases of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film, but the one that really seemed to be rising to the top for most G.I. Joe fans was the Best Buy exclusive “Extended Action Cut” Blu-Ray. And one watch of the film really exemplified that to me.
The Extended Action Cut features nearly 13 minutes of additional footage, and while you might not think so, that 13 minutes made a world of difference. Yes, I’ve already reviewed the standard release Blu-Ray, but now, I’ve also reviewed the Extended Action Cut and also did a little breakdown of the most important (in my view) footage that was included in the film.
The DVD and Blu-Ray release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation hit this past Tuesday along with a special “Extended Action Cut” featuring nearly 13 minutes of additional footage, which has made a huge difference to the flow of the film, in my opinion. But many fans want to know exactly what new footage is there before they pull the trigger and buy it.
I started collecting some stuff together for my Extended Action Cut review, but then Fred from JoeBattleLines directed me to Movie-Censorship.com which has a spectacular breakdown (with screen captures) of all the additional footage and scenes. It even compares some stuff that was in the theatrical release with stuff that’s different in the Extended Action Cut besides just added footage.
Anyone who has been paying attention (and even many folks who haven’t) are noticing that there are a ton of different variations of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation Blu-Ray or DVD release. Between Best Buy, Walmart’s Steelbook, and all regular mass release items, it’s been tricky keeping it all straight.
The Buyer’s Guide that I wrote up has been helping (I hope), but still the Target exclusive Blu-Ray has been a bit foggy. Well, Paramount has kindly provided video, which I have embedded below.
“Brothers Beyond Blood” focuses on the history of the Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow conflict and how that has translated into the film universe. Check it out!