‘G.I. Joe’: Has director Stephen Sommers been relieved of command?

Jan. 06, 2011 | 5:24 a.m.

Stephen Sommers, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan at "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" premiere in August 2009 (Kevin Winter/Getty)

Stephen Sommers was a divisive choice to direct “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra,” the 2009 movie that became a global hit despite lukewarm reviews (and prompted Sommers to offer some, er, words of his own to critics). Those who were on the fence about the filmmaker can unhook themselves: After reports this summer that Sommers would be returning to direct a planned sequel, it looks like he won’t be doing that after all….

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