Entertainment Weekly chatted with Stephen Sommers this week.
The G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra spoke on what inspired the movie. The inspiration's name? Bond. Jame Bond.
"I always loved the old Bonds. It's funny now how Bond wants to be Bourne. I loved Quantum of Solace, but it was like, man, this is a completely different movie to the Bonds I grew up with," Sommers said.
"In a very contemporary way, G.I. Joe is inspired by the memory of the kind of movies I saw when I was younger. I remember being in the theater for Thunderball and the big underwater battle at the end of that movie just blew my socks off. In G.I. Joe, there's an underwater battle under the polar icecap that's Thunderball times 10!"