From director Jon M. Chu comes this somewhat related sequel to Stephen Sommers’ G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra. Picking up with the brilliant plot-line that (spoiler!!) covertly put Cobra in the White House, Zartan in now acting as The President of the United States. Under his orders, the G.I. Joes have been hunted down and eliminated…or so we think. The few who survived the massacre are now going head-to-head with the Zartan, and the world leaders he has under his influence, to clear their names. Yo Joe!
Tell me that wasn’t the least bit awesome! I seriously geeked out at the Cobra banners on The White House. Doesn’t that just seem like something right out of the cartoon? It certainly looks like Zombieland writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and Jon M. Chu are definitely giving us a grittier Joe flick. I guess Retaliation tends to imply that doesn’t it? This time around we’re getting the return of Channing Tatum, Ray Park, Byung-hun Lee, Arnold Vosloo/Jonathan Pryce plus Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis for just a little more action horse power/machismo.
Paramount will be bringing the Joes back to theaters in G.I. JOE: Retaliation next Summer on June 29th, 2012. I’m beyond stoked for this but I’ll ask you…This got anyone else excited? Anyone think this is more in line with that Resolute anime?