Recently, Paramount announced an official release date for the sequel to Channing Tatum’s $302 million grossing action film ‘G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra‘.

Now, rumors are floating around about a possible name and potential filming location for the highly-anticipated movie…

If you’ll recall, ‘G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra‘ filmed all over the world…California, Czech Republic, France, and more. NOLA.com is not only reporting that the film’s sequel will be called ‘G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes‘, but that it will also possibly shoot in Baton Rouge from August 1st through late November (according to Louisiana’s office of film and video).

As many of you know, Chan is currently working on his comedy ‘21 Jump Street‘ in New Orleans (about 90 minutes from Baton Rouge) through June, so filming for ‘G.I. Joe 2‘ could extend his stay in the Bayou State.

Jon Chu (‘Step Up 2‘, ‘Step Up 3D‘, ‘Justin Bieber: Never Say Never’), who’s directing the sequel, recently told Box Office Magazine

“There’s something about G.I. Joe that has history, that has a soul…very few brands have a soul. Like the Boy Scouts have something to do with America, even Mickey Mouse, even Apple has a soul to it. And Joe has a soul. And I’ve never felt like I’ve had a movie of Joe of where I can taste my childhood right there.”

In his interview, Jon also mentions that the script (written by “Zombieland” scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick) “is really good”, and they are working to “build in a few more things that will make it even better”.

In his pursuit to create a film with a “grittiness” and a “new attitude”, he let Box Office Magazine know that he would love to take it to the next level in 3D, but the final decision has not been made yet.

The production is currently in the beginning of the film making process…picking and designing characters and the worlds they will live in. Jon is also forming his production team and in true Jon style wants the fans to help decide what characters make it onto the screen.

In addition to Chan’s “Duke Hauser”, which characters do you want to see in ‘G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes‘ when it hits theaters on August 10th, 2012? Tweet your requests to Jon on his official Twitter, and he may just find a way to grant your wish!

As always, stay tuned to CTU, and I’ll make sure to keep you guys updated on the official status of ‘G.I. Joe 2‘ (whatever it’s going to be called and where ever they end up filming)! ;-)


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