G.I.Joe and Micronauts Movies Delayed Again

by Jay Cochran
June 13, 2019
Here is a shocking piece of news for you, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro’s Allspark production have once again delayed the release of their next G.I. Joe movie as well as Micronauts.

G.I. Joe which was said to focus primarily on Snake-Eyes this go around, cause you know The Rock is no longer available is moving from a March 27th, 2020 release to October 16th, 2020. That by itself doesn't seem like a major shift, but honestly I wouldn't hold my breath on that date sticking for very long either. I'm no movie making expert, but I find it hard to believe that a project which has shown no indications of having a finished script approved, a director secured or made any casting announcements is going to be ready to open in a year or so time frame.

On top of that, according to GeekTyrant you have folks like Simon Waters, who oversees consumer products at Hasbro Studios, say things like they want to take "a more millennial approach."

"The world has changed, and I think you’re going to see G.I. Joe changing with it. There’s going to be a much more contemporary approach to the whole franchise, and that will allow us to develop different characters."

or Steve Davis, Chief Content Officer at the studio say the next G.I. Joe movie will give us a different kind of 'Joe':

"We hope to create a head snap. It’s a different kind of ‘Joe’ — one that still resonates with ‘Joe’ fans but brings in an uninitiated audience and expands the audience internationally and domestically."

Now since GeekTyrant doesn't actually state their source for where or when these quotes were made, I honestly don't know how legit they are or aren't, but when I read things like that, the first thought that comes to my mind is what they really mean is they have no idea what they want to do, they just know it's going to be something that will piss off the old timer fans who grew up on Joe in the 80's but hopefully will bring in a new generation of young viewers. Of course it was probably that same line of thought that made the first two G.I. Joe movies so bad.

Oh and the Micronauts movie has also been delayed. Micronauts is another toy line that while was kinda cool, barely registered on most people's radar even back in the 80's. That one is moving from a October 16th, 2020 release to June 4th, 2021.


Last 10 comments - ( Read All Posts )
NautilusMollusc - 2019-06-14 @ 6:02 am

Dam you cobra!!!

THEAnimeHERO - 2019-06-14 @ 3:53 am

WIth Bumblebee turning out great you'd think Gi Joe would be easier to do given the more "realism" it has. The news here reminds me of the constant delays of the live action Cobra the Space Pirate based on a Shonen Jump anime from 1982. That show was great & definitely missed out on 80's America. I haven't been a Joe fan for long but I don't want to see itgoing in the same troubled development direction. Thundercats Roar is this year & Rise TMNT has been decentwhile She-Ra has been doing better, the He-Man movie seems likely to happen & Transformers continues to thrive but what about Joe?It makes me very curious how much things will change as we approach 2020's.

mako - 2019-06-13 @ 2:05 pm

Trying to make a Joe movie geared toward younger viewers is NOT what screwed up the first two movies. Gearing a movie toward the audience its subject material was created for in the first place would actually HELP any potential movie. Trying to turn Joe into something it was never meant to be is what screwed up the first two movies, and even that Resolute thing they did.

The worst part is, a REAL G.I. Joe movie would be the easiest thing in the world to get right. Over the top terrorist organizations, grandiose plans of world domination, ninja, martial arts, massive commando battles, big rooms full of cool stuff? Sean Connery had every one of those boxes checked off in the 60s when he led a crack ninja-commando team into a secret volcano base as James Bond in "You Only Live Twice." Granted, the movie was a little thick with the "Me no rikey" Japanese stereotypes, but my point still stands.

Bottom-line, I could name at least 10 more successful movies, and a handful of TV series that prove just how easy a Joe movie could be . . . if you put in the effort.

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