G.I. JOE 2 will not be in 3D. Yeah, right…

First off, yes, there is going to be a second G.I. JOE movie (God save us all). Secondly, G.I. JOE 2 has already begun filming in New Orleans. Lastly, Collider is reporting that G.I. JOE 2 will *not* be filmed in 3D or even post-converted.

Yeah, right.

The second film in the G.I. JOE franchise is aiming for an August release next year and Jon Chu (STEP UP 2: THE STREETS, STEP UP 3D, JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER) will be taking over directorial duties from Stephen Sommers. Previously, Chu has talked about his interest in playing with 3D for the film:

“I really want to do it in 3D, but the decision hasn’t been made yet. A lot of factors that go into that, which I think it’s good to have a big discussion about. I think it’s going to be perfect for it, but there are other factors that are built into it—how it slows you down, things like that. But I could try some other things if it wasn’t in 3D; it would change my whole view of how I would make this movie, so we’re trying to figure it out.”

The conclusion most people arrived at after this statement was that G.I. JOE 2 would eventually end up in the 3D camp, just like pretty much every other tentpole action film these days. Though, in my opinion, he sounds more apprehensive than inspired. So it's no real surprise that the word from the set is that G.I. JOE 2 is not being filmed or converted into 3D. Obviously, it's a bit late to start filming in 3D with production commenced, but I would drop some serious coin on betting that the studio will impose a post-converted mandate on the film, whether Chu likes it or not.

Plus, who wouldn't want to see Channing Tatum running around like an idiot fighting smoke weapons and leather lady-villains...in 3D?

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