After announcing that the sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was set to begin production in Louisiana, state officials quickly retracted their statement--at Paramount Studios' request--saying only that the studio was seriously considering the pelican state. The reason for the retraction isn't clear, what is clear is that the sequel has been given a tentative title; G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes.
Cobra Strikes is set to begin a five-month shooting stint starting in New Orleans on August 1. The sequel returns Channing Tatum and Ray Park, who will reprise their roles as Duke and Snake Eyes, respectively.