Ever wanted a G.I Joe and Transformers crossover on the big screen?
Well it nearly happened according to D.J Caruso, the man behind the upcoming xXx: Return of Xander Cage.
The director, speaking to Collider, revealed that he was tasked by Paramount Pictures to come up with a third G.I Joe movie. In his script, the director tacked on an ending featuring our favourite Autobots. However, the studio weren’t impressed.
“That’s exactly what they [the studio] should do, but they’re not ready to do that, because in fact the script that I was developing, the two worlds sort of collided at the end and when they read it they were like, ‘We’re not ready to do this yet.’… They will eventually collide those two worlds and it’s probably when Mr. Bay decides he’s done with Transformers,” he said. However, all is not lost it seems.
“It came close, but I think what the studio was trying to do was reassess it and so now they’re back to the drawing board, and we’ll be talking again about it,” confirmed Caruso. “It’s a valuable franchise — [it’s] not that they didn’t get it right, they just wanna really get it right and see if they can push it to the next level.”