Paramount and Hasbro have two G.I. Joe movies currently in development.
Already in the works is Snake Eyes, a new film adaptation of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline that previously spawned 2013 film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and its 2013 sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation. A spinoff has now entered development, this one set to feature the character of Chuckles.
THR broke the news, reporting that although Chuckles – who is known for undercover and infiltration work – will not be the sole primary character in the movie, the project is still in its early stages and things could change down the track.
The spinoff film, which is being described as an ensemble piece, is to be written by Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol scribes Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. The writers’ previous credits also include the 2014 and 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies.
Despite failing to receive critical acclaim, the two previous live-action G.I. Joe movies did fairly well at the box office, earning $US678.2 million (unadjusted) combined. Paramount wants to take another stab at making this a juggernaut franchise, reportedly looking at crafting a big team movie (à la The Avengers) and a number of character-focused spinoffs.
Snake Eyes, being directed by Robert Schwentke (Flightplan, The Time Traveler’s Wife) and written by Evan Spiliotopoulos (2017’s Beauty and the Beast, upcoming Charlie’s Angels), is scheduled to open in the US on October 16, 2020.