Adrianne Palicki confirms a return for G.I. Joe 3

As one might expect, it looks like Lady Jaye will be back for another round in the sequel to the 2013 smash hit G.I. Joe: Retaliation. It’s a bit curious because I cannot find a precise quote where she states this, but IGN.com posted an interview with the actress, and in the interview, the following reference is made:

“And that very well may be. Palicki’s turn as Lady Jaye in the successful G.I. Joe: Retaliation — she says she’ll be back for G.I. Joe 3 by the way — and her ability to handle stunt work means that she frequently gets scripts for similar films.”

Having just watched the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film again last night, I’m looking forward to the return, and hope that DJ Catrona’s Flint joins her as well. I think The Rock and Ray Park are safe bets, too. Pretty cool to start hearing things come together already. Again, check out IGN for the full run down.

Make sure to keep watching for all the latest and greatest G.I. Joe movie news!

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MTV News talks to Jon Chu about G.I. Joe 3 – Does Channing Tatum return?

While I’m still pretty hesitant to believe the hype behind a possible return of Channing Tatum as Duke to the G.I. Joe film franchise, director Jon Chu certainly doesn’t dissuade the interviewer from making that proclamation in a recent interview with MTV News.

The short interview and article is low on details, but high on buzz words and speculation, which is totally cool with me this soon in the process. It mentions that Chu and new script writer Evan Dougherty are hard at work nailing down the script, which Chu promises takes the franchise “to another level”.

Now, to Jon Chu’s credit, when asked about Duke’s potential return, he only says “you never know” and uses Storm Shadow’s return as an impetus for fueling more speculation.  It’s a smart move, as Tatum’s name is an automatic headline generator.  We’ll see what happens as we get closer to production.

Check out the full interview over on MTV News.

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First little tidbits of info from the G.I. Joe 3 script writer

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.

Thanks to Rama’s Screen and Comic Book Movie for the intel.

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Don’t have G.I. Joe: Retaliation yet? Take advantage of this deal from Amazon!

I would think most diehard G.I. Joe fans would own G.I. Joe: Retaliation on Blu-Ray at this point, but if you don’t have it, now is your chance.

Amazon.com has the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack for EIGHT BUCKS.  Yep, just $7.99.  Hit the banner below and go get it!

The G.I. Joe 3 Twitter chatter has officially begun

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:

 

 

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!

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Evan Daugherty on board to write G.I. Joe 3 screenplay

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.

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What’s on Joe Mind Episode 84 is online!

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.

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You saw the movie… you loved Cobra Commander… now wear his jacket!

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.

Entertainment Earth! to the rescue!  Well, sort of.

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.

Order G.I. Joe Cobra Commander Leather Trench Coat Replica from Entertainment Earth!

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AMC Theaters Presents special G.I. Joe: Retaliation screenings to support Charity

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.

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GeneralsJoes Reviews G.I. Joe: Retaliation “Extended Action Cut” on Blu-Ray

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.

Check out the G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review Page, or click the link below to access it directly.