Somebody over on Hisstank (A G.I. Joe fansite) addressed Chu as a director. I'm going to copy and paste what he said over here.
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(from Hisstank): "i had this very conversation last night talking with a friend of mine who isn't really into gi joe and scoffed at chu...
it's not Chu's fault the previous material was what it was...a man's gotta work to eat, and work to GAIN more work and expand horizons.
but the deft touches to the work that went into the action for the previous teen oriented dance movies and beiber fare, translate well here, bc the eye and scope is relative to creating the same kind of beats within the action needed to make a joe movie successful...it cant be overlooked.
just bc the previous work Chu's done is not aimed at us doesn't make what he brought to it anything less than an accomplishment.
but...most people don't get that.
look beyond the face value and let the man define the work, not the work define the man...
Chu did good things directing wise with his previous films, even tho most of us wouldn't be interested in the films themselves.
and he'll do good by us here...his strongest trait as a director: he understands kinetic action- plain and simple...
...and chu knows how to dictate to his director of photography what he wants, which is also evident in his past work...even tho the past resume isn't something we'd all jump at to see...if you know what you're talking about, and understand the principles of making a movie...you look back at the resume he has and you notice those movies are very bold, very crisp, and put together very, very well...and now he has decent writers to back him up."
Hopefully, he doesn't mind. ^_^;
Anyways, anybody got any wacky guesses on what's going to happen based on the trailer? I know that people are speculating that the guy dressed in white behind Storm Shadow during the break-out scene is Cobra Commander.