|G.I. Joe Wars|
|Directed by||Tony Gilroy|
|Produced by||Lorenzo di Bonaventura|
|Based on||G.I. Joe comics|
by IDW Publishing
Kevin J. O'Connor
|Music by||John Denney|
|Production company||Film4 productions|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release dates||August 11, 2017|
G.I. Joe Wars is an upcoming 2017 military science-fiction crime action thriller film. It is a spin-off the G.I. Joe film series and the sixteenth film in the Hasbro Cinematic Universe. The film stars Shia LaBeouf reprising his Transformers series role, Sam Witwicky. Marlon Wayans, Dennis Quaid, Rachel Nichols, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Saïd Taghmaoui, Christopher Eccleston, and Kevin J. O'Connor reprise their roles from the previous films in the series. In audition, the film stars Ben Roberts, Evan Peters, Scott Foley, Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner, and Edward Norton.
G.I. Joe team captain Duke does not appear in G.I. Joe Wars, because actor Channing Tatum chose not to return for any future films in the series. Cobra Commander also does not appear. Duke and Cobra Commander are shown in pictures and mentioned by name several times throughout the film. The film's storyline takes place in the same time line during the events of the third film, G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
In G.I. Joe Wars, Sam Witwicky is a member of G.I. Joe code named "Engine Block". He and his team of Joes must run for their lives once Cobra operative Zartan's actions frame G.I. Joe as terrorists.
Released on August 11, 2017, the film received mixed reviews, with critics praising the visual effects, action sequences, John Denney and Robert Longfield's score, and LaBeouf's performance, but expressed disappointment in Duke and Cobra Commander's absence.
Sam Witwicky has become a member of the G.I. Joe Team code named "Engine Block". He and his squad are sent to Alaska to uncover a conspiracy of the assignation of the Pakistan President. Meanwhile, Zartan (Arnold Vosloo), who is impersonating the President of the United States (Jonathan Pryce) frames the Joes for stealing nuclear warheads from Pakistan, and orders a military air strike to kill the Joes, with Duke (Channing Tatum) among the casualties. Major Bludd (Edward Norton) orders the remaining Joes in Alaska to be killed.
Bludd deploys a drone to eliminate Engine Block and his team.