From what I gathered by watching the commercials, the first GI Joe was intricately plotted and very sophisticated, like that scene where the thing blows up. If you didn’t watch the first one, but decided to catch the currently-in-development GI Joe 2, how would you know that things blew up? According to a recent interview, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner “made sure” that the script for GI Joe 2 wouldn’t require any knowledge from the first one. He’s proud of the script, penned by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland).
“We have a really good script and we’re right now talking to a number of directors.”
“In many ways, it’ll be great for the people who saw the first one, but you don’t need to have studied every element of the first one to enjoy the second. We’ve made sure that that’s the case.”
I hope you won’t need to have seen GI Joe 1, but you will need to have memorized the GI Joe animated movie from 1987, and if you haven’t, you are totally boned. Or should I say Roadblock-ed? Nah, I’m going with boned. Yo Joe! (Screenrant)