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Offline Mikey D

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Re: G.I. Joe - The Movie (Live Action)
« Reply #15 on: January 7, 2008, 01:28 PM »
Wayans in Joe?

That's....odd.  None of the Wayans brothers pop into mind when talking about casting Heavy Duty or Roadblock for that matter.  


How about Ripcord?

Wonder who the kid from 3rd Rock from the Sun is playing? 

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« Reply #16 on: January 7, 2008, 07:02 PM »

Wonder who the kid from 3rd Rock from the Sun is playing? 



Billy?   ;D
Actually, I could have seen him playing Breaker.  Chewing gum, cracking wise. 

But the way they're casting this film, he could be Destro at this point.

And what's up with this: 
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Marlon Wayans has signed on to play Ripcord, leader of the military unit in Paramount's big screen G.I. Joe. adaptation, says Variety.
Leader of the military unit?  Where the hell is Duke?  Or even Flint?  Or General Hawk just for ***** and giggles?

There's nobody cast yet, that I've seen, for Cobra Commander, any of the guys I just mentioned, Stalker, Shipwreck, Clutch, Flash, Short Fuse or Lady Jaye.  Where are Destro and Major Bludd or even Zartan? 

I want this film to be a hit but I'm really afraid it's going to suck.

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Re: G.I. Joe - The Movie (Live Action)
« Reply #17 on: January 7, 2008, 07:23 PM »
From what I've heard, it's GI Joe vs. Destro.  Cobra isn't even around.  A lot of that's rumor, of course....
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Re: G.I. Joe - The Movie (Live Action)
« Reply #18 on: January 8, 2008, 08:56 AM »
IGN has an article up summarizing the casting news so far, as well as some speculation on the movie.  Some of the case looks pretty good, some doesn't to me, but I'm really hoping this will be a "fun" movie like I found Transformers to be.  I'd still rather see someone like Duke or Flint running things though, so I hope the Ripcord thing is a rumor.  More info at the link.

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« Reply #19 on: January 8, 2008, 09:26 AM »
Those are some interesting new tidbits.  The casting choices are fine by me, it's the choice of what characters are in the film and what role they play that give me pause.

Ripcord, for example, is an odd choice to promote to the team leader.  If not Duke why not Stalker or another original character?  I'll admit, I'm not the biggest Duke fan in the world but he's pretty much the most recognizable leader of the team.  It would be like the Transformer movie coming out and Cliffjumper is the leader of the Autobots.  Doesn't make sense.

If Gordon-Levitt is there to become Cobra Commander then they're at least planning ahead for sequels.  Still...  Worried.

Hopefully they'll land a couple bigger named actors for Destro and maybe another character like General Hawk or someone. 

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Re: G.I. Joe - The Movie (Live Action)
« Reply #20 on: January 8, 2008, 09:44 AM »
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From what I've heard, it's GI Joe vs. Destro.  Cobra isn't even around.  A lot of that's rumor, of course....

I hope that isn't the case either.  I think the general movie-going public (who will decide whether this and any sequels are successful) knows Joe as "Joe vs Cobra", and it would be disappointing to not see Cobra in the movie.  Cobra Commander as well, unless there is a tease at the end of the first movie leading to CC in the sequel.  I still think it might serve them best to bring many of the "big guns" out right away.  Like it was mentioned, having Ripcord lead the team over Duke would be like Cliffjumper leading the Autobots in TF - and not having CC (or Destro) would be like having the Decepticons without Megatron or Starscream.
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Re: G.I. Joe - The Movie (Live Action)
« Reply #21 on: January 8, 2008, 10:56 AM »
Ripcord? Leader? Hmm, that wouldn't fly with the old-school fans I think. I could maybe seem him lead a mission, but be the Joes' overall leader? I can't see it. I do think he had a cool roll in the comics series when he went "rogue" on Cobra Island and had that fight with Zartan while searching for his girlfriend (or her Crimson Guard father).

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Re: G.I. Joe - The Movie (Live Action)
« Reply #22 on: January 8, 2008, 11:28 AM »
Hmmmm not sure about the Ripcord thing.
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Re: G.I. Joe - The Movie (Live Action)
« Reply #23 on: January 8, 2008, 11:39 AM »
All I know is that if this guy ain't in it, I'm not going to go see it.

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Re: G.I. Joe - The Movie (Live Action)
« Reply #24 on: January 8, 2008, 01:27 PM »
Worst. Code Name.  Ever.
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Re: G.I. Joe - The Movie (Live Action)
« Reply #25 on: January 8, 2008, 01:50 PM »
Worst. Code Name.  Ever.

It wouldn't be quite as bad if it weren't for the alternative meaning.

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« Reply #26 on: January 8, 2008, 03:26 PM »
Um, exactly.  Was the subtlety lost on you?
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Re: G.I. Joe - The Movie (Live Action)
« Reply #27 on: January 8, 2008, 04:15 PM »
IESB has even more Joe info with an interview with producer Lorenzo di Bonventura.  It sounds like casting news on Zartan and Destro should come in a week and two weeks, respectively.

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Re: G.I. Joe - The Movie (Live Action)
« Reply #28 on: January 8, 2008, 04:45 PM »
Worst. Code Name.  Ever.

It wouldn't be quite as bad if it weren't for the alternative meaning.



Your GI JOE codename is now Captain Obvious.

And why is there money stuffed in the fly of those nasty shorts??
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Re: G.I. Joe - The Movie (Live Action)
« Reply #29 on: January 8, 2008, 05:35 PM »