Seriously I do not know where to go with this one but how do you go from directing a bio picture about Justin Bieber to directing GI Joe 2? Well we are gonna have to ask Jon M Chu since he directed Never Say Never and has now been tapped by the studio to direct Gi Joe 2.
Fortunately the GI Joe Movie was so bad that I could direct the sequel and it would still be better and the only thing I ever directed was my sisters wedding video on handycam ( oh yeah it was horrible ).
Outside of Bieber’s Never say Never he also directed Step up 2 and Step up 3D. In an interview with Movieweb he revealed some insights on what he sees in Gi Joe and a potential sequel telling them quote;
[G.I.] Joe, to me, is iconic. It is as American as Coke and the Boy Scouts. To have that kind of history in a brand is so rare these days. And that is so powerful. So you can’t treat Joe like its just another action movie. You can’t treat Joe as just another petty commercial movie. Joe has history.
Joe has always been a part of what America is, and now the world. What it means to be a leader and a hero. For me, it is about the fun stuff like Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes, and all the gadgets. All of that stuff. But it has heart. Its heart is what America, and what heroes and leaders around the world, strive to be. I think that is what the brand needs. It needs the respect to be treated in that way.
What do you think of a potential Gi Joe sequel? Did you like the first one and will you pay to see a second? If there is one thing that the first GI Joe Movie taught me its that no matter how hot the female leads are and how tight the body armor you still gotta have something more to sell the movie off. You know like a good script, decent acting and a reason to make it other then its GI Joe.