Jon Chu’s Previous Quote About G.I. JOE 3 Got Carried Away

SPOILER ALERT! Director Jon Chu clarified to Comingsoon his previous quote that got misunderstood and taken out of context by the fans as an idea of resurrecting Channing Tatum’s Duke in G.I. JOE 3

”It all gets carried away again. They asked me about Channing and I don’t know. You never know in these movies, and that’s all I said, and suddenly it became ‘Channing Tatum might be back.’ To me, every possibility is open and we’re writing the script right now and we’re figuring everything out.
It’s an extremely low possibility when you kill somebody like that, it’s pretty much it, but you never know with G.I. Joe. We did that with Storm Shadow, too.
I love being active in world-building, so we’re working on G.I. Joe 3 right now. We’re designing tons of stuff, which takes a little bit, but to me, that’s obviously where I like to push myself and where I want to be for a long time and get to know better.
I’m excited to bring in new characters and fun things beyond Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis that we’re working on and some great villains, but we’re forming those ideas now. I’m really excited – it’s going to be a whole ‘nother level… I think we’re going to be shooting next year. We’re pretty motivated to get that up.”

When I interviewed G.I. JOE 3 screenwriter Evan Daugherty, he wouldn’t reveal to me which G.I. JOE characters from the previous installments would return, but he did share me what he thought of Channing Tatum’s Duke being killed off in G.I.Joe: Retaliation.

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