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It looks like isn't the only director who is finding it difficult to juggle two big franchise movies. has recently announced that he might have to drop out of the forthcoming Masters of the Universe movie in order to helm G.I. Joe 3.

He is still currently down to direct both of the toy-inspired movies, but unfortunately time scheduling might mean Masters of the Universe will be passed to another director. He explained:

We're still working on that one and Joe has momentum right now. The audience has been great and they want another one, so we're rushing to get that done and Dwayne [Johnson] has a certain time period so it may end up that Joe goes first in all those things and I don't know if Masters of the Universe will wait for me or where that's going to end up.

From the sounds of things however, he's still heavily involved in the development of Masters of Universe and doesn't look like he'd give up the job happily:

I think that what helps us is knowing what we do in Joe and knowing that Masters has to be very different and has to feel very different, but the script for Masters of the Universe is what really hooked me. I love Masters of the Universe, but I didn't know necessarily how to make it into a movie until I read the script and thought, "Oh my gosh, I totally see it. I get how this is going to shake it up, I get how this is different from any other thing," and it got me really really excited... But right now it's been great. We've been designing a ton of stuff for Masters of the Universe as a really beautiful, grounded, honest world — that's the best way I can describe it. It's everything you want Masters of the Universe to be in terms of the fantasy but not in a way theatrical crazy way. It is actually a gorgeous world that we're doing in the initial visual concepts that we've been making.

What do you think? If you could only have one Jon Chu direct toy-movie, which would you pick? Let us know in the comment section below.


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