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G.I. JOE 3 Writer on Script, Duke, and Inspiration

Movie G.I. Joe 3 by Joey Paur

Screenwriter Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman,Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent) is in the process of developing the script for G.I. Joe 3. I really wish they would just scrap what they've done for this movie franchise so far and start from scratch. The first movie sucked, the second was slightly better, but not much, and I imagine the third isn't going to be good. 

During an interview with Rama's Screen the writer gives an update on where he's at with writing the movie,

"I think they gotta keep me sworn to secrecy on this one. I gotta stay quiet because I’m literally in the middle of writing it. When you called, I was writing it. Sometime in the next few months, I would imagine." 

He goes on to talk about killing off Duke, and where he is drawing his inspiration on while working on the movie. 

"Would I have killed off Duke? It’s hard to say, you never know what process that went through to make that film. I don’t know, it’s hard to say, because sometimes killing off a character might make for a dramatic story. What I’ll say for this new movie, what we’re trying to do- what I'm trying to do [as] a fan of the original cartoon in particular and the comic book as well; the comics are somewhat different than the cartoon. We’re just really trying to make a totally a great G.I. Joe movie which to me is about a lot of action but like a lot of fun with a sort of hint of sci-fi, an exciting world you’ve never been to, etc. I’m excited about what the next G.I. JOE Movie can be.”

My excitement for this franchise is virtually dead. I don't see how they can make it any better at this point, which is why they should just reboot the franchise and actually make it good. 

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