Thursday, May 8, 2008



the G.I.JOE Movie marketing-machine is on full-crank hype-mode with exclusive reveals peppered throughout the www on powerhouse web-locales (whom I one day hope to be one of, as naively ignoramy as i may sound - do feel free to laugh) featuring General Hawk, Duke, Ripcord, Heavy Duty, Breaker, Destro, Baroness and Storm Shadow! in addition to the previous Scarlett and Snake-Eyes reveals, looks like tis gonna be an interesting (if not uniformly bland) movie to come, IMHO ... peep-on for cropped images with links to original image source:

[ Dennis Quaid as GENERAL HAWK on ]

[ Channing Tatum as DUKE on]

[ Marlon Wayans as RIPCORD on ]

[ Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as HEAVY DUTY on ]

[ Saïd Taghmaoui as BREAKER on ]

[ Christopher Eccleston as DESTRO on ]

[ Byung-hun Lee as STORM SHADOW on ]

[ Sienna Miller as The BARONESS on ]

Currently missing from the image line-up are Joseph Gordon-Levitt as COBRA COMMANDER and Arnold Vosloo as ZARTAN. Directed by Stephen Sommers, the G.I.JOE Movie is slated for a debut on August 7th, 2009 - more than a year away!

Personally, one of the key-aspects of G.I.Joe comicbooks I used to enjoy - besides the characters themselves - was the sheer diversity of their uniforms! Each and every member had their own distinct-look, while still maintaining a quasi-military dress-code (DC Comics' Legion of Superheroes pops into mind - individualistic, but each recognizable as Legion-gear, IMHO) - and with that notion in me wee mind and opinion, the COBRA-faction (which includes Destro, Baroness and Strom Shadow - Cobra Commander is missing from the line-up and will continue to be so, I reckon) would be visually "interesting" (does not necessarily equate "well designed"), while the JOES' uniformity in battle-gear - tho cool - is also in danger of being pretty blah - the stylish amongst them is General Hawk! LOL (there's also Cover Girl - last seen in grey urban-camo *cough*) and suddenly I'm worried about not being able to identify them as they run thru the darkness, innit? What with them decked out in black+dark-gear, innit? ... But I'm sure the filmmakers have that well in hand (*crosses-fingers*).


Tychus said...

What happened to robot-like Destro? I hope he'll put his mask or something!

You're right, every single Joe is unique. With their all dark clothes, they don't have as much personality as the toys I played when I was a child... THIS is Heavy Duty to me:

toysrevil said...

tychus = im actually quite "scared" Destro will don a mask - becoz he'd possibly look dorky - given the lack of body-mass/frame on Mr.Eccleston, it'll be like a marionette with a huge head, IMHO - but of coz i hope to be proven utterly wrong, yeh? :p

any silvery and he'd look like SilverSurfer in F4 = *shudder* (wrong movie)

but yes, am totally looking forward to how the story plays out :)

as for their battle-gear, i hope there'll be loads of downtime or practise in The PIT, so we could sorta tell them apart? hhhmmmm

Planet Markus said...

Great pictures you have here. I don't know if its just me but looking at Storm Shadow makes me remember Power Rangers more than Storm Shadow himself. :)

Cant wait for the movie, though. Good day!

Planet Markus said...
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toysrevil said...

PlanetMarkus: Go, Go, Power Stormshadooooow! LOL

looks like he's wearin a hoodie too ... would make a pretty nifty hoodie too!

Planet Markus said...

storm shadow, its morphin' time! :) get those zords down here.. hahahah...

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