First director Jon Chu teased the possible return of Channing Tatum for the pre-developed G.I. Joe 3. Now he’s confirming that Bruce Willis and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will reprise their roles in the upcoming threequel. Chu discussed this during an interview with Coming Soon and proclaimed the film was going to be on “a whole ‘nother level.” Here is an except from the interview:
“Yeah. I’m excited to bring in new characters and fun things beyond Bruce and Dwayne that we’re working on and some great villains, but we’re forming those ideas now. I’m really excited – it’s going to be a whole ‘nother level.”
“I love being active in world-building, so we’re working on G.I. Joe 3 right now. We’re designing tons of stuff, which takes a little bit, but to me, that’s obviously where I like to push myself and where I want to be for a long time and get to know better. To be honest, I just did the in-flight safety video for Virgin America, so to me, those things… I like storytelling, I like the idea of making stuff that’s a challenge, so if you can’t make a safety video that’s interesting and I say, “Yeah, watch this.” You can’t make a documentary about Justin Bieber and have it make money and have people watch it. “Oh, yeah, watch that we can do that.” Or “Oh you can’t make a sequel to that…after you just did G.I. Joe?” When someone says that you’re going to be pigeonholed–and that sounds ridiculous–that’s mostly a motivation for me to be like if you’re a good storyteller, you can tell anything and make it more interesting and I love that challenge.”
G.I. Joe 3 should see a release sometime in 2015, though that’s all speculation at this point.