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Jon M. Chu Likes the Idea of a G. I. Joe/Transformers Crossover Movie

Posted on 07-26-2013 at 03:30 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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Director Jon M. Chu recently had a chat with Collider about his upcoming project; G. I. Joe 3. At the interview, the director of G. I. Joe: Retaliation expressed his interest in directing a G. I. Joe/Transformers Crossover.

"[Jokingly] I got to get rid of Michael Bay first" said Mr. Chu. "We got to get there. We got to evolve to something like that. I would love to. As a kid I would combine my toys. If the realities of their worlds match, I think you are okay to do that. I'd love to. I'd be totally ok to do something like that"


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WilyMech
I like the crossovers. I read both series but it makes sense with 2013 toys being released with GI Joe/ Transformers theme
Ra88
Sure, as long as neither Chu and Bay have nothing to do with it.
Sovietbot
I am opposed for the reason, that those two films will be difficult to combine.
Sludge
Every Transformers movie is already like a GI Joe crossover. The US Military is already in the forefront. Change Lennox and Epps's names to Duke and Roadblock. Hell, change N.E.S.T. to GI Joe. Boom crossover.
CodeXCDM
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Originally Posted by NC Bulkhead View Post
Every Transformers movie is already like a GI Joe crossover. The US Military is already in the forefront. Change Lennox and Epps's names to Duke and Roadblock. Hell, change N.E.S.T. to GI Joe. Boom crossover.
Most definitely... In fact... given that Hasbro already OWNS Joe... you'd think after the first movie worked soooo well, they could've featured the Joes in some form with the second one... Oh what's that? What about NESTS? To hell with them... the plots for Movie 1 and RotF were throw-away enough they could've easily put Joe in their place. >_>
StayingInTheBox
I really wouldn't enjoy this. I think a crossover between GI Joe and Transformers are better left to media such as comics. Combining them together on the big screen would just be a shit show given what we've already seen from the two separate movie franchises.

EDIT: Although people are bringing up good points that it does already feel like a crossover in a way ...
bellpeppers
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TF/Joe Crossover
Needs to happen.

Now.
UltraMagnus3786
What needs to happen is putting Bay on special effects, then get a real director. Haven't seen Joe2 yet, so can't comment on Chu.
TheBigBad
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Originally Posted by UltraMagnus3786 View Post
What needs to happen is putting Bay on special effects, then get a real director. Haven't seen Joe2 yet, so can't comment on Chu.
You're better off not seeing it.
Predakign2000
I think you'd have to reset both movie franchises in order to do it correctly. Start fresh.
aeligature
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Originally Posted by UltraMagnus3786 View Post
What needs to happen is putting Bay on special effects, then get a real director.
This. I've been saying this for years (in my sig no less).
netkid
I think they should play it safe and start small with a single season cartoon show or animated movie that has a small supporting toy line (G.I.Joe resolute sized) to see how the public reacts to it. A big budget film seems like too much too soon.

If they do follow this and make a toy line, I hope they follow a Star Wars Transformers approach and give us Transformers characters that turn into Joe vehicles with little human pilots to ride in them.
EnerJohn
Why? This doesn't need to happen. Hollywood is too inbred, we need brand new directors! And like other comments above. The TF movies already feel like a TF GI Joe crossover already.
CodeXCDM
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Originally Posted by UltraMagnus3786 View Post
What needs to happen is putting Bay on special effects, then get a real director.
Pretty much this. No one watches Bay films for his overall direction... but for the action sequences and nonstop explosions.

If he could at least co-direct a film where he's calling the shots for action/explosions... and someone else handle the rest... the movies would improve sooo much. New writers would help too of course. >_>
transformervic1
I don't like the concept of the idea. It's bad enough the humans already take away the majority of the spotlight in the Bay movies.
Securis
Jon M. Who? No thanks.
Ash from Carolina
Of course Jon M. Chu thinks it's a great idea because the guy is a geek. Geeks can say Transformers is like chocolate, GI Joe is like peanut butter, so lets throw the two together into something that gives you double your geeky goodness for the buck.

Sure some people didn't like GI Joe 2 but since the studio wouldn't let him reboot the whole thing so I really respect that Chu was able to go to get the series looking like GI Joe and Cobra again instead of that weird look the heroes and villains had in the first film. Putting Cobra Commander in a costume that looked like something Cobra Commander would wear earns him a ton of geek cred in my book.

Of course the big questions are who directs and do you go the something different route of the Transformers films or back toward the more familiar route of the GI Joe films?
bman29
Uh yeah no to this. Both series would need reset. Besides, there is enough constant complaining that there is too many humans in the TF films and you want to throw more into the mix? Plus I'm still trying to forget both of the Joe movies. Granted the last one was marginally better than the first, it was still a heaping pile. I would have liked seeing it before the reshoots and editing was done to see how much different it was. Also a total rip off of TF 1 with music just about copied from Linkin Park at the end of it.
Megastar
This could only work if they rebooted both series.
SMOG
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Originally Posted by NC Bulkhead View Post
Every Transformers movie is already like a GI Joe crossover. The US Military is already in the forefront. Change Lennox and Epps's names to Duke and Roadblock. Hell, change N.E.S.T. to GI Joe. Boom crossover.
Totally!
I've been saying this same thing since the first movie (and it was driven home even more forcefully by seeing ROTF and the first Joe movie as a double-feature at a drive-in. )

I would go as far as to say that the overall tone and focus of the first Bayformers movie felt like a better fit for GIJOE, while the slightly cartoony, sci-fi heavy vibe of the first Joe movie seems like a better style for Transformers.

Either way, both franchises kind of suck. GIJOE:Retaliation was REALLY REALLY BAD... the nicest thing I can say about it is that there was some effort made to capture a legitimate GIJOE resemblance in the characters and vehicles (and improvement over the first one), but the movie was still garbage.

That said, I think that a crossover would work pretty well. However, as an oldschool Hama Joe reader, I feel sort of like GIJOE would fit better in the Transformers universe than Transformers would fit in the GIJOE universe... if that makes any sense at all. It's easy to insert an over-the-top special forces team into Transformers, but it's really hard to insert giant alien robots into the Joe fiction without breaking it.

Just my thoughts...

zmog
Arashistorm
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Originally Posted by Ash from Carolina View Post

Sure some people didn't like GI Joe 2 but since the studio wouldn't let him reboot the whole thing so I really respect that Chu was able to go to get the series looking like GI Joe and Cobra again instead of that weird look the heroes and villains had in the first film. Putting Cobra Commander in a costume that looked like something Cobra Commander would wear earns him a ton of geek cred in my book.

Of course the big questions are who directs and do you go the something different route of the Transformers films or back toward the more familiar route of the GI Joe films?
Ah, that Cobra Commander costume that we only saw like 3 1/2 minutes of in the movie...

I guess you gotta start somewhere though.
dragon
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Originally Posted by UltraMagnus3786 View Post
What needs to happen is putting Bay on special effects, then get a real director. Haven't seen Joe2 yet, so can't comment on Chu.

if you saw first gijoe film you need see sequel its better than first one cobra commander actually looks like commander in this version its sequel/ remake as joe fan I enjoyed it but if your person who anaylizes every little detail acting, character, everything else not watching movie for entertainment pourpose then choice is yours but it is better than first oneall I can ssay
Bumblebee765
Am I the only one who wouldn't want this? I never really liked the crossovers...




Or G. I. Joe in general. Never my cup of tea...
TFW10
I'm open minded about it but I have mix feelings on it also.

Just because it works in the comics doesn't mean it works in the movies.

But you never know, he talks big but we'll see.
TFW10
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Originally Posted by NC Bulkhead View Post
Every Transformers movie is already like a GI Joe crossover. The US Military is already in the forefront. Change Lennox and Epps's names to Duke and Roadblock. Hell, change N.E.S.T. to GI Joe. Boom crossover.
Sad but true. Its almost like another "war" movie.
Ravage101
I would love to see a GI Joe Transformers Cross over with Michael Bay as the director. Sorry Chu but I did see Retaliation...terrible!
Galvatron II
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Originally Posted by TFW10 View Post
Sad but true. Its almost like another "war" movie.
I WISH GI Joe or Transformers were like war movies.

I liked Retaliation. Except the fact that they killed all the Joes...

Yeah, a reboot to both franchises would be a better environment for this idea.

But, failing that, I want Chu, not Bay (Actually, I want Quintin Tarantino to write and direct, but that's not happening).
Ash from Carolina
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Originally Posted by Arashistorm View Post
Ah, that Cobra Commander costume that we only saw like 3 1/2 minutes of in the movie...

I guess you gotta start somewhere though.
Sometimes with Hollywood you have to take getting a step in the right direction. It would be great if geeks really did have the power and studios were "what will make geeks happy", but a step in the right direction still beats those really bad films that come out. Or that bitter disappointment of going to see a film only to feel like you weren't important to the production team.

Joes aren't raiding the X-Men movie yard sale for something to wear, Cobra troopers don't look like the Roswell aliens, a bad version of Baroness was gone, they killed off Duke for his horrible acting in the first movie, Ray Park got a better looking Snake Eyes costume. So I'll take a few minor victories.
Alooulla
I admit i have never understood the attraction of this idea...To me, the only thing vaguely interesting about G.I. Joe is Baronesses tight leather outfit...Which one of them is Joe anyway?

Maybe I'm being harsh. Only crossover i read was that WW2 inspired one, which i believe wasn't all that popular, but it did seem to focus on the Joes to a degree i felt lost with.

I suppose I am curious about the Joes altogether really. I never grew up with them, i think they were renamed Action Force here in the UK, and they seem to have (had) some nice toys, but i understand the recent films were dreadful?
clonemanager
Human Alliance was the reason I didn't like about Bay's Transformers movie... Now G.I.Joe??
Rodimus Maximus
I'd love to see this guy do a cross-over flick.
mirageandjazz11
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Originally Posted by clonemanager View Post
Human Alliance was the reason I didn't like about Bay's Transformers movie... Now G.I.Joe??
your blaming a toy line?
GoodEnough
I am totally not okay with that idea. The GI Joe and Transformers dont even exist in the same universe. Just because they share the same toy company doesnt mean they should share a movie. Hasbro is not Marvel.
Galvatron II
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Originally Posted by Alooulla View Post
I admit i have never understood the attraction of this idea...To me, the only thing vaguely interesting about G.I. Joe is Baronesses tight leather outfit...Which one of them is Joe anyway?

Maybe I'm being harsh. Only crossover i read was that WW2 inspired one, which i believe wasn't all that popular, but it did seem to focus on the Joes to a degree i felt lost with.

I suppose I am curious about the Joes altogether really. I never grew up with them, i think they were renamed Action Force here in the UK, and they seem to have (had) some nice toys, but i understand the recent films were dreadful?
None of them are joe. "GI Joe" is a US military colloquialism for General Infantry (GIs).

The WWII Dreamwave crossover did suck. You should have read the Devil's Due crossover instead. It's got some clunky writing, but you could tell those working on it were excited to be given access to the Transformers franchise.

If you like Independence Day, you'll like those movies. They're that kind of popcorn flick. They're alright. Action Force is to GI Joe as Transformers is to Diaclone.
mirageandjazz11
they kinda did a cross over already

remember this guy?



he also became a charcter in this movie



im not kidding bay worked on this movie and said himself they were the same guy


here he is in Friday the 13th (the newer one)




we....might not want to know what this means.
mirageandjazz11
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Originally Posted by mirageandjazz11 View Post
they kinda did a cross over already

remember this guy?

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__...ovie_Trent.jpg

he also became a charcter in this movie

http://mutantreviewers.files.wordpre...0/f1309box.jpg

im not kidding bay worked on this movie and said himself they were the same guy


here he is in Friday the 13th (the newer one)

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV...640_SY427_.jpg


we....might not want to know what this means.
I forgot to say that he is played by the same actor in both films.
Alooulla
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Originally Posted by Galvatron II View Post
None of them are joe. "GI Joe" is a US military colloquialism for General Infantry (GIs).

The WWII Dreamwave crossover did suck. You should have read the Devil's Due crossover instead. It's got some clunky writing, but you could tell those working on it were excited to be given access to the Transformers franchise.

If you like Independence Day, you'll like those movies. They're that kind of popcorn flick. They're alright. Action Force is to GI Joe as Transformers is to Diaclone.
ohhhh, gotcha. Devil's due huh. Ok, i'll give it a go.
Galvatron II
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Originally Posted by Alooulla View Post
ohhhh, gotcha. Devil's due huh. Ok, i'll give it a go.
Well, if you just want some good GI Joe, it doesn't get any better than the original Marvel series. But Devil's Due is probably the best crossover.
Maniacal Matt
God forbid.
Alooulla
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Originally Posted by Galvatron II View Post
Well, if you just want some good GI Joe, it doesn't get any better than the original Marvel series. But Devil's Due is probably the best crossover.
I'll take a look into both, because i get the feeling im missing out a bit.
Rated X
Maybe he likes the idea but I don't.
AutobotMaster44
Wait...what?! A G.I. Joe and Transformers...WHAT?!
daitarn red
megatron turn in into tank like in gijoe/tfs cross over comics
420bot
As long as Bay is gone.. we all win.
JetFormers
I be down for a crossover.
FoC Grimlock
I'd be down for this but I don't want Chu involved. Retaliation wasn't so good.
Immortalis09
I think this would be a great idea. I love TF's and GI Joe (Action Force when I was a kid). Chu did a really good job with taking a franchise which had been ruined with the first movie and making something closer to the comics whilst still making it a sequel to the first. The Devil's due crossovers would be a great start for inspiration but maybe not so far as they went with the later chapters. I love the idea of Cobra finding the Ark and reanimating the bots as Cobra vehicles. It helps explain their far-fetched technology.
Dave Hated
it could work depending on the writer. Avengers worked because it had good writing and backstory. they should do an animated straight to dvd version first like DC does.
soundwavempl
Jon M. Chu > Michael Bay.

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