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Rachel Nichols Says Only Duke, Storm Shadow & Snake Eyes Coming Back For 'G.I. Joe 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 4:57 AM
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So Stephen Sommers left (or was kicked off), somewhat bizarrely, "Step Up" director Jon Chu entered and the only question that remained was just who from "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra" would be returning for sequel. Turns out, very few people.

'G.I. Joe 2: The Streets' As 'Step Up' Helmer Jon Chu Climbs Aboard Toy Soldier Franchise

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 26, 2011 5:14 AM
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Deadline reports Paramount is heading into production on a second "G.I. Joe" picture by by bringing on the cheapest of the three previously-rumored directors in Jon M. Chu. Chu is coming off the box office success of the concert film "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" and the last two "Step Up" entries, so he'll be graduating from on-screen hoofin' to CGI-heavy action adventure. Good luck?

Really? Jaume Collet-Serra, F. Gary Gray & Jon Chu On Shortlist To Direct 'G.I. Joe 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2011 10:16 AM
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When it was revealed last month that Stephen Sommers had been quietly removed from the director's chair of "G.I. Joe 2," we figured that a shortlist of contenders would come sooner rather than later. Well, it's been a month and Paramount has apparently got their ducks in a row and have a trio of uh, interesting choices to take over the gig.

Lee Byung-hun aka Storm Shadow To Return For 'G.I. Joe 2'; Shooting Starts In June For 2012 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2011 8:04 AM
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Stephen Sommers be damned, "G.I. Joe 2" is going get made with him or without him. The director, who was the center of all kinds of drama the first time around, was recently revealed not to be returning to the Paramount toy franchise, but it certainly looks as if casting is getting underway.

Stephen Sommers Isn't Going To Direct 'G.I. Joe 2,' Paramount Seeking Other Filmmakers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 5, 2011 11:35 AM
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We're Not Sure Who's Luckier, The Sequel Or HimOh hey, remember last summer when it was announced that big budget hack Stephen Sommers would return to direct the sequel to his absolutely terrible "G.I. Joe."? Turns out he actually won't be.

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