Paramount and Hasbro have tapped Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 & 2, Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol) to assemble what THR‘s Borys Kit is reporting as an “ensemble piece” in the G.I. Joe screen saga.
The article thusfar only elucidates the project as another spin-off of the G.I. Joe franchise with the inclusion of at least one key character, Chuckles, who debuted among the popular toyline in 1987 and in its Marvel Comics slate.
As Kit notes, Chuckles is best known for his skillset involving undercover and infiltration ops. He also reports that the character isn’t central to the new movie but that could change over time, among other things already in flux.
Word on this project comes following years of waiting for a potential trilogy induction from the studio following Stephen Sommers’ G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra (2019), and Jon M. Chu’s 3D sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013).
Paramount and Allspark Pictures previously announced a franchise spin-off centered on the character Snake Eyes from director Robert Schwentke which is currently due in October 2020.
Next in line thereafter is the 2021-set Micronauts, one of several Hasbro Cinematic Universe projects next to G.I. Joe signaled for writers’ room development three years ago.