New ‘GI Joe’ Film In The Works As Followup To ‘Snake Eyes’

Paramount’s GI Joe franchise has laid dormant since 2013’s GI Joe: Retaliation, which piled on bigger names (Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis) but didn’t do anything to extend interest in the Real American Heroes.  But there’s a definite comeback in the works, with Hasbro essentially relaunching with a Snake Eyes movie this fall, and already they’re looking to build the GI Joe universe beyond that with a followup.

According to THR, Seberg writers Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse are in talks to pen a new GI Joe movie that will be a followup to Snake Eyes. The film is being described as “not quite a sequel but rather an expansion to take audience goers deeper into the world of Joe.” Shrapnel and Waterhouse are familiar with the material, having done some uncredited work on Snake Eyes, as well.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the guy who has basically been spearheading the creative direction of GI Joe and Transformers, is on board as producer.  The duo of Shrapnel and Waterhouse most recently penned Seberg, which starred Kristen Stewart as the famous actress Jean Seberg. They’re currently working on The Great Machine, an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s Ex Machina comic.

Where this movie fits in with the spinoff movie written by the Mission: Impossible screenwriters is unclear, or if that project is still going to happen. My guess is the answer is “no”, but who knows? Clearly, the plan is to build an entire cinematic universe out of the GI Joe brand.

As for Snake Eyes, it’s set to star Henry Goulding (Crazy Rich Asians) as the mysterious ninja and most popular member of the Joe squad. That film opens October 23rd 2020.


Travis Hopson
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