G.I. Joe: Retaliation made over $132 million this weekend, and it has inspired the studio to move forward with another sequel! It didn't hurt that the movie starred Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Bruce Willis, and Channing Tatum. It's really not surprising that we'll be seeing a third G.I. Joe film. As much as I enjoyed the action and characters in this latest film, the story and script were still very weak. Maybe they'll get that aspect of the movie franchise right the third time around.
It will be interesting to see how they move forward with a third movie, and what characters they'll include. They killed off a major character in Retaliation, and it's hard to imagine the G.I. Joe franchise continuing without him. Director Jon Chu was at the screening of the film I attended, and he addressed this aspect of the story with a question asking, "Can characters really die in the G.I. Joe universe?" It's G.I. Joe, if they want to they can bring him back.
A perfect example of this is the original animated G.I. Joe: The Movie, in which Duke gets a cobra snake thrown into his chest and heart within the first 20 minutes of the movie. That should have killed him, but guess what, he ended up being just fine at the end of the movie. It just goes to show that you never know.
What are your thoughts on Paramount making a third G.I. Joe movie?