G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant

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G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant
Directed byD. J. Caruso
Produced byLorenzo di Bonaventura
Brian Goldner
Written byJosh Appelbaum
André Nemec
Based onG.I. Joe
by Hasbro
Skydance Media
di Bonaventura Pictures
Hasbro Studios
Allspark Pictures
Distributed byParamount Pictures
CountryUnited States

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G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant is an upcoming military science fiction action film directed by D. J. Caruso, based on Hasbro's G.I. Joe toy, comic, and media franchise. It will the fourth installment in the G.I. Joe film series, and is a sequel to 2013's G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The film currently has no release date.[1]


A new team of G.I. Joes is assembled as they try to stop the Paoli brothers from launching a WMD based on the dark matter that will turn their targets into dust.


  • TBA as Marvin Hinton / Roadblock
  • TBA as Shana O’Hara / Scarlett
  • TBA as Snake Eyes
  • TBA as General Joseph "Joe" Colton
  • TBA as Dania Janack
  • TBA as Dr. Adele Burkhart
  • TBA as William Hardy / Wild Bill
  • TBA as Gabriel Kelly / Barbecue
  • TBA as General Flagg
  • TBA as Doc
  • TBA as Keel-Haul
  • TBA as Tomax Paoli
  • TBA as Xomat Paoli
  • TBA as Rexford "Rex" Lewis / Cobra Commander


On April 1, 2013, reports surfaced that there will be a third G.I. Joe film,[2] and it will likely be in 3D.[3][4] The studio announced that Jon M. Chu will return to direct the third film.[5] While at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, Chu talked about bringing Scarlett back in the next film.[6] The writers of the second film are also thinking about bringing back the Baroness in the sequel.[7] Johnson is interested in returning as Roadblock for the sequel,[8] and Park has talked about a possible return as Snake-Eyes and also including his pet wolf Timber.[9] Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has stated he is open to doing a G.I. Joe/Transformers crossover,[10] which Chu stated that he would be interested in directing.[11] Bonaventura told Beijing News that he hoped that Johnson and Willis would return, the script is still in the writing stage, and that they are considering adding a third important role.[12] On September 10, 2013, Chu was confirmed to direct the film, along with writer Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman, Divergent, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) to pen the film's script.[13] On December 5, 2013, Daugherty talked about writing the film's script and his feelings about Duke being killed,[14] but Chu told MTV that Tatum may return as Duke in the sequel.[15] On April 2, 2014, in an interview with Collider, Johnson believes that Chu may not return to direct, due to working on the live action Jem film, but they may find another director for the film.[16] It was revealed that the third film will have a 2016 release date.[17] On June 23, 2014, di Bonaventura told Collider in an interview that they're meeting with new directors and filming may start in early 2015.[18] On July 1, 2014, Variety reported that Jonathan Lemkin will write the script for the film and will focus on Roadblock with Johnson returning.[19] Martin Campbell was in talks to direct the film.[20] On January 12, 2015, D. J. Caruso was also in talks to direct.[21] Aaron Berg was hired on April 1, 2015 to write the script for the film.[22]

In September 2016, Byung-hun Lee told LRM Online that the studio doing the third film is waiting on the actors to return, including Dwayne Johnson.[23] In May 2017, Dwayne Johnson stated that if the opportunity arises he would appear in any future G.I. Joe film, and that he hopes to be a part of the franchise expansion as well.[24]

IIn September 2017, it was announced that a reboot of the franchise will happen.[25] The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Paramount announced the film will be released on March 27, 2020.[26] In May 2018, That Hasttag Show reported that the film's sequel will be called G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant and the studio are looking to get Johnson to reprise the role of Roadblock as the lead to assemble a new team of Joes of Dania Janack, Dr. Adele Burkhart, Wild Bill, Barbecue, General Flagg, Doc and Keel-Haul to stop Tomax and Xamot Paoli who will be the film’s main antagonists from launching a dark matter WMD that will turn their targets to dust with a cameo by Cobra Commander.[27]


In March 2013, during the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura announced that he is open to doing a G.I. Joe/Transformers crossover.[28] On July 2013, Jon M. Chu stated that he is also interested in directing a crossover film.[29] Lorenzo di Bonaventura stated on June 2014 that a crossover was not likely to happen, however he later stated that a crossover was still a possibility.[30][31] On October 23, 2015, Jon M. Chu confirmed his intentions to make a crossover film between Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Jem.[32]

On December 2015, The Hollywood Reporter reported that both Hasbro and Paramount are creating a cinematic universe combining the G.I. Joe film series with Micronauts, Visionaries, M.A.S.K. and ROM together.[33] In April 2016, The Hollywood Reporter stated that Michael Chabon, Brian K. Vaughan, Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer, Cheo Coker, John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, who will direct the unconnected Dungeons & Dragons reboot; Joe Robert Cole, Jeff Pinkner, Nicole Riegel and Geneva Robertson have joined the writers room, respectively.[34] In January 2017, Caruso stated to Collider that the script for the crossover movie is now being written.[35]

The upcoming Micronauts film will be released on October 16, 2020.[36]


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  17. Kemp, Stuart (June 18, 2014). "CineEurope: Paramount Screens 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' One Day Before World Premiere". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
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  19. Kroll, Justin (July 1, 2014). "Paramount Tap Writer for 'G.I. Joe 3′ (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  20. Reilly, Mark (November 19, 2014). "HOT SCOOP: Has GI JOE 3 Found Its Director". Schmoes Know.
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  22. Kit, Borys (April 1, 2015). "'G.I. Joe 3' Nabs 'Section 6' Writer (Exclusive)". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
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  24. "What The G.I. Joe Movies Should Do Next, According To The Rock". May 15, 2017.
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