It has been over three years since G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and while there has been talk about Paramount bringing the Joes into a Shared Universe with a couple other Hasbro-based properties, specifically Micronauts, Rom and M.A.S.K., we havenâ€™t heard much else about a possible third movie directed by DJ Caruso, whose latest movie The Disappointments Room, was just released on Friday.
Itâ€™s been reported that the new movie would continue to focus on Dwayne â€œThe Rockâ€ Johnson in his lead role as Roadblock, and in fact itâ€™s Johnsonâ€™s busy schedule that has kept Paramount from setting a release date for the third installment, following Retaliation director Jon M. Chuâ€™s departure from directing the third movie.
When LRM spoke with actor Byung-Hun Lee recently at the Toronto International Film Festival, he confirmed that they are waiting for Johnson before deciding when to start filming or setting a release date.
â€œI heard from the studio that thereâ€™s a possibility to do the third one, but I think theyâ€™re waiting for the actorsâ€™ schedules,â€ he told us. â€œTheyâ€™re arranging the schedules for the actors, especially Dwayne Johnson.â€
Presumably, Lee himself will be returning as Storm Shadow, but Lee told us that he and Ray Park, who plays Storm Shadowâ€™s nemesis Snake Eyes, actually do talk quite frequently about more things they might want to do together. (In other words, they havenâ€™t been that â€œsilentâ€ during their â€œinterludeâ€ between films.)
â€œHim and I always talk about those kinds of ideas and some other projects and what if we do some things. We always talk, but itâ€™s just talk.â€
Next, you can see Lee as one of Antoine Fuquaâ€™s The Magnificent Seven, plus he has two more Korean films coming up in the next few months. (He also told us that he makes a cameo in his The Good, the Bad, the Weird director Jee-woon Kimâ€™s new film The Age of Shadows, which will be released in the States fairly soon.)
Look for our full interview with Lee sometime in the next couple weeks before The Magnificent Seven opens on Friday, September 23.