So there will be a sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, possibly subtitled Cobra Strikes. That naturally led to supposition that Joseph Gordon-Levitt might return as Cobra Commander. Given that most of the characters from the first film are said to be no-shows this time (Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes and Duke are the returnees) his presence would be welcome.

But now Joseph Gordon-Levitt has put an end to the conversation, saying that he won’t be back, either. So Jon M. Chu will have a pretty clean slate for the sequel — whether that is good or bad I’ll leave up to you, ardent fans of the first. The director has insisted that “we’re really trying to break it down and take the shine off and show that my Joes were the ones in the mud, the sand and the trees and in the epic worldwide adventures” so that could be a good thing. [Collider]

After the break: we knew there would be a sixth film in the Fast and the Furious series, and now it appears that Justin Lin, who directed the third, fourth and fifth movies, will be at the helm of #6, too. Read More »

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Fast Five is still over a week from being released but its writer has not only been hired to write the sixth installment, he’s been given a brand new production deal. Chris Morgan, who wrote Wanted, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious and Fast Five in addition to the currently in production 47 Ronin starring Keanu Reeves, just signed a first-look-deal with Universal that’ll keep him writing and developing ideas at the studio for at least two years.

One of the first projects he’ll tackle is Fast and Furious 6, yet another sequel in the successful crime and car franchise. He’s also been rumored to be developing a Terminator movie with his Fast and Furious director Justin Lin as well as the cartoon adaptation Bakugan. After the jump, read some quotes from Morgan about the types of films he hopes to make. Read More »

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