G.I. JOE EXCLUSIVE: Director Jon Chu Interview

G.I. JOE EXCLUSIVE:  Director Jon Chu Interview

Check out what the director of G.I. Joe: Retaliation has to say about the movie in ComicBookMovie.com's exclusive interview.

The Joes were at Cinemacon this year, and Paramount invited Galactus to quiz them about their movie. Here is our 4 minutes with enthusiastic director and long-time G.I. Joe fan, Jon Chu.

Jon talks about...
-0.18 Why everyone should go see G.I. Joe.
-0.49 How he scored Bruce Willis to play Joe Colton.
-1:30 Killing off a major character.
-2:03 Why G.I. Joe: Retaliation is more "hardcore" than the first movie.
-2:29 How Adrianne Palicki took a punch.
-3:12 Hijinks on the set.

Stay tuned for more exclusive ComicBookMovie.com interviews with the cast and director of G.I. Joe: Retaliation!
- Dwayne (Roadblock) Johnson Interview - PLUS a Black Adam Update!!!
- Adrianne Palicki & D.J. Cotrona Interview

A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA, which grossed over $300M worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with HASBRO and di Bonaventura Pictures, commences production on G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Ray Park, Adrianne Palicki, D.J. Cotrona, Bruce Willis and Ray Stevenson, G.I. Joe: Retaliation is set to hit theaters June 29th, later this year.
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Seven23 - 5/16/2012, 8:17 AM
He should be replace channing to another actor to play duke.
Dickel - 5/16/2012, 8:32 AM
Man, I dig your interviews, but I hate the intro sound for comic book movie exclusives. So loud! Neighbours two doors down could probably hear it everytime.
Other than this, good job.
Xfactorz - 5/16/2012, 8:50 AM
It's cool to get another interview from this crew.

A bit of constructive criticism for the interviewer though...you have to step it up! Bring some personality to your interviews and play off the responses as to develop dialog. Good interviews are ones that seem like friends having a conversation and not like you are just reading a list of questions. If that is something that seems to far out of your comfort zone, there is nothing wrong with "passing the torch" to someone that might be a better fit. Good leaders know their strengths/weaknesses and know how/when to defer to someone else for the benefit of the whole. I have watched all three of these interviews and they are all the same in this regard.

Appreciate the fact that you are getting a pretty cool opportunity and have fun with it!
Wildaniel - 5/16/2012, 10:16 AM
Bring back The Baroness(Sienna Miller) and Scarlet(Rachel Nichols)!

The movie is still gonna be good.
Xfactorz - 5/16/2012, 11:44 AM
My comment was intended to be helpful although criticism still stings a bit even if it's constructive.

I can definitely understand the feeling of being rushed (nerves) playing a part, which is something that can also be overcome with practice. I am the last person to call myself a pro and not sure where that statement comes from but I have done a number of live public speaking events (which thankfully have gone over very well) in front of crowds of over a thousand people as well as press conferences and in my opinion the principles are the same. Own the room or be bigger than the room (figuratively), have fun, relate to the audience, and engage the audience (in this case, the audience would obviously be the person being interviewed).

As always, keep up the good work and thank you for your contributions to this site!
CoolantTech - 5/16/2012, 4:38 PM
@Dickel Hey there's this new invention called the volume button maybe you should try it sometime, BTW CBM's, love the loud intro.
mgeoff88 - 5/16/2012, 7:37 PM
The fact he is a long time G.I. Joe fan gives me a lot of hope for the movie.

The first movie was a joke. This is the real G.I. Joe movie here.
Greengo - 5/17/2012, 11:08 AM
LOL Kamen. here here!

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