Somehow, this is not an April Fool’s prank.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec have been commissioned by Paramount and Hasbro to write a screenplay featuring the G.I. Joe character “Chuckles.”
We don’t recognize him, either.
The character debuted in the 1987 line of figures and made his comic book debut in G.I. Joe #60. Born Philip M. Provost in Little Rock, Arkansas, the character came to the Joes with a deep understanding or criminal investigation and cover infiltration. After working for an insurance company and the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division, he was assigned to the Joe team alongside Law and Order, Fast Draw, and Lt. Falcon.
It is unclear if these other character will appear in the film or if it is the long-missing G.I. Joe 3. But an espionage-tinged Joe sequel could be the shot in the arm the series needs.
Meanwhile, the other Joe film in development — a spinoff featuring Snake Eyes — is due out October 16th, 2020.
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