More G.I. Joe: Renegades episode details from various sources

Thanks, as usual, to kennywr22 for passing along the latest intel on upcoming G.I. Joe: Renegades episodes set to air over the next month or two.  I’ve been keeping close tabs on both TVGuide.com and MSN TV Listings, but as of last night, nothing was updated.  Today, they have been!

Courtesy of TVGuide.com is the latest episode description for Episode 10: Busted.

“Duke is arrested while buying parts for the Coyote, and the Joes have to break him out of jail before others can find him.”

Over on the MSN TV Listings, we get titles for the upcoming 12th and 13th episodes of G.I. Joe: Renegades…the titles are Firefight and Whiteout.  So far these fall in line with the news from IMDB which revealed nearly all titles for Season One.  Renegades returns this Friday!  I cannot wait.

Stephen Sommers is OUT as director of upcoming G.I. Joe film sequel

The news comes from SuperHeroHype, who in turn, got it from LA Times…  apparently Paramount has elected to go in a different direction with the upcoming sequel to G.I. Joe’s first live action adventure, The Rise of Cobra.

To be honest, I kind of wondered if this was coming.  I’d recently read that Sommers had signed on to produce and direct a series of films based on Dean Koontz’s “Odd Thomas” book series, and I kind of wondered how that might impact G.I. Joe plans.

It will be interesting to see what this really means.  To some folks, it could be cause for celebration, as many had an adverse reaction to the first film (whether or not that was a direct result of Stephen Sommers’ involvement is a source of debate), however, I also think it could be a cause for some concern.  Not concern because Sommers isn’t helming the project, but concern because that sort of leaves things back at square one.

Sure, the script supposedly has gotten some serious work, but without a director even attached, I don’t see how the movie can begin filming this year as was previously hypothosized.  Not only that, but Channing Tatum continues to take on roles with other films, and certainly doesn’t seem in a rush to reprise his role as Duke.

Could we be looking at a full blown reboot?  Early rumors suggested that the written script was definitely a continuation, not a reboot.  If so, who is directing it?  Can we expect to see the film in 2012 as was initially rumored?  Tough to tell at this point.

All we can say for sure right now is, the waters are murky, and let’s all hope that G.I. Joe’s live action biography isn’t restricted solely to the mixed reactions from The Rise of Cobra.  I was never ashamed about proclaiming my enjoyment of the film, but I think everyone would agree, G.I. Joe could be (and deserves) better.

GI Joe Con 2011 Online registration is now live!

Great news coming in from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club!  Registration for the 2011 Convention in Orlando, Florida is now live!  Not only can you now register, but long gone are the days of fighting the fax lines, starting this year, registration can be accomplished through a new online interface.

Great news!  The convention set looks fantastic, Orlando is a terrific location, so what the heck are you waiting for?  Register now!