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Collider first revealed this morning that they had heard that screenwriters had been inked for the upcoming follow up to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and now they have the name.  Or the pair of names as the case may be.
Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have apparently signed on to write the inevitable G.I. Joe sequel, according to  It’s a busy few days for the two writers as earlier in the week they were confirmed to be attached to the upcoming Deadpool feature film.
What does this mean for the G.I. Joe universe?  Tough to say…  Zombieland has been getting rave reviews for it’s effective blend of action, suspense, and comedy, and the duo was considered a perfect fit for the Deadpool project (even by notorious geek blog Topless Robot).  How does that translate to the G.I. Joe universe?  I actually think it could work exceedingly well.  It would definitely seem, though, that Paramount is taking a different tact with the sequel, and while they may continue to try and merge the fantastical with the military, I think this is a step in the right direction, and we could be in for a fun ride…if nothing else, the writers at least, have some serious geek street cred.
Let’s hope this story rings true, and look forward to the next roller coaster ride.  Yo Joe!