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Updates on Star Trek 2 and G.I. Joe 2

Jul. 27, 2011by:

While a lot of you might have thought JJ Abrams directing STAR TREK 2 was an inevitability, the filmmaker has played coy in regards to making it official. He certainly ruminated on the idea long enough to make the studio's planned June 2012 release date highly questionable.

Now the delay and the filmmaker's involvement are all but assured, as Deadline says that Abrams "just returned from vacation and is hunkering down with writers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof to work on the TREK script," with the intent of beginning production early next year for a late 2012 or Summer 2013 release.

That left a vacancy next June 29th, so Paramount has shifted their G.I. JOE sequel into that slot. The movie is now apparently going by the title G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (and not the subtitle COBRA STRIKES, as had often been mentioned).

Director Jon M. Chu (STEP UP 2 & 3D, JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER) is stepping in to deliver Channing Tatum's next mission, along with Ray Park and Byung-hun Lee coming back as rival ninjas. Added to the roster are Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, DJ Cotrona, Elodie Yung, Joe Mazzello and The RZA, who will face COBRA, Ray Stevenson's Firefly and other unrevealed villains.

Extra Tidbit: Drednoks?
Source: Deadline

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11:46PM on 07/27/2011
Like The Man of Steel, this move saddens me and I'd rather have ST2 before another GIJOE film, but that's what it is, so I'll just deal and give a brave face.
Like The Man of Steel, this move saddens me and I'd rather have ST2 before another GIJOE film, but that's what it is, so I'll just deal and give a brave face.
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11:51PM on 07/27/2011

FU#K GI Joe!

GI Joe is crap. It's not going to get better and this is coming from a fan of the 3/4" figures and the cartoons. Abrams di*ked around a long time for no good reason ( at least to me) and it's screwing up the new Trek. He needs to hire someone to teach him time management skills so he can stop putting his name on everything and only focus on the projects he'll actually complete.
GI Joe is crap. It's not going to get better and this is coming from a fan of the 3/4" figures and the cartoons. Abrams di*ked around a long time for no good reason ( at least to me) and it's screwing up the new Trek. He needs to hire someone to teach him time management skills so he can stop putting his name on everything and only focus on the projects he'll actually complete.
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12:19AM on 07/28/2011
Is Joseph Gordon Levitt coming back as Cobra Commander?
Is Joseph Gordon Levitt coming back as Cobra Commander?
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1:31AM on 07/28/2011
Word is no.
Word is no.
12:27AM on 07/28/2011

Hmmm.

wonder how it will be? GI JOE 2, LOL I like the first one for what it was a mindless fun action film. Star trek was a really awesome film, and I hope the 2nd one is too. :)
wonder how it will be? GI JOE 2, LOL I like the first one for what it was a mindless fun action film. Star trek was a really awesome film, and I hope the 2nd one is too. :)
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12:33AM on 07/28/2011

G.I.JOE

I support originals - but I've never been so hopeful for something to be retooled and rebooted. I feel sick just saying it.
I support originals - but I've never been so hopeful for something to be retooled and rebooted. I feel sick just saying it.
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1:38AM on 07/28/2011

Fuck

Well, I hope Star Trek 2 REALLY DELIVERS.

Also, Joe 2 can burn in Hell
Well, I hope Star Trek 2 REALLY DELIVERS.

Also, Joe 2 can burn in Hell
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1:43AM on 07/28/2011

Star Trek 2

I'm perfectly alright with Star Trek 2 taking a while. Seriously--shitty sequels arise when they are rush jobs pushed into production as quick as possible. So please, take your time Mr. Abrams and create something AWESOME.
I'm perfectly alright with Star Trek 2 taking a while. Seriously--shitty sequels arise when they are rush jobs pushed into production as quick as possible. So please, take your time Mr. Abrams and create something AWESOME.
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2:32AM on 07/28/2011
Of course I want them to take their time with Stark Trek 2 and really deliver the goods... but 2013? That's 4 years after the original.. seems a bit late for a gigantic franchise.
Of course I want them to take their time with Stark Trek 2 and really deliver the goods... but 2013? That's 4 years after the original.. seems a bit late for a gigantic franchise.
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2:46PM on 07/28/2011
Same with Jurassic Park
Same with Jurassic Park
10:12AM on 07/28/2011
Each Batman has had 4 years.
Each Batman has had 4 years.
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3:47AM on 07/28/2011
I'd be mildly interested in a possibly improved Joe 2 if they had done the smart thing and booted Tatum.
I'd be mildly interested in a possibly improved Joe 2 if they had done the smart thing and booted Tatum.
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6:44AM on 07/28/2011
Since they screwed the timeline, Trek 2 will suck no matter what - mark my words. Had they just done something NEW there wouldnt be this problem. When recreating a series you cant blow up entire planets or give people emotions and then have no direction for future films. I dont get this love for JJ - he hasnt done anything that great.
As for Joe, i think its time for GI JOE BEGINS.
Since they screwed the timeline, Trek 2 will suck no matter what - mark my words. Had they just done something NEW there wouldnt be this problem. When recreating a series you cant blow up entire planets or give people emotions and then have no direction for future films. I dont get this love for JJ - he hasnt done anything that great.
As for Joe, i think its time for GI JOE BEGINS.
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7:31AM on 07/28/2011
I am one of the few who really liked GI Joe: ROTC. Dropping Marlon Wayans, Dennis Quaid is not a good idea. But leaving out Rachel Nichols? How could you do that?

So they leave those actors out and bring back Storm Shadow, the only main character who died? What kind of logic is that?
I am one of the few who really liked GI Joe: ROTC. Dropping Marlon Wayans, Dennis Quaid is not a good idea. But leaving out Rachel Nichols? How could you do that?

So they leave those actors out and bring back Storm Shadow, the only main character who died? What kind of logic is that?
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8:28AM on 07/28/2011

Take your time...

Make STAR TREK 2 epic...don't rush!
Make STAR TREK 2 epic...don't rush!
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9:53AM on 07/28/2011
If it makes Star Trek 2 just as good or better as Star Trek was, the delay is fine with me!
If it makes Star Trek 2 just as good or better as Star Trek was, the delay is fine with me!
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2:02AM on 07/29/2011
If they're insistent on inflicting another GI Joe movie on the public, least they can do is introduce Tomax and Xamot.
If they're insistent on inflicting another GI Joe movie on the public, least they can do is introduce Tomax and Xamot.
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