Some Rise of Cobra casting intel and confirmations

So as production is ramping up for this fall, we’re going to start hearing more and more about the cast of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.  Now, most of this we know already, but it’s always good to hear confirmation.

First and foremost, Latino Review interviewed Ray Parks at Wizardworld Anaheim to get some further intel about him returning to the G.I. Joe franchise as Snake Eyes.  Parks didn’t reveal a whole lot, and said things are in the very early process, but you can check out that interview right here.

Secondly, spoke with Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, and managed to work in a question about whether or not he would be returning as Cobra Commander for the G.I. Joe sequel.  Leavitt responded simply with “no”.

Maybe I’m reading too far into it, but I detected a low simmer of either humor or detest in Leavitt’s wording, even if it was very brief.  I get a sneaking suspicion that particular role wasn’t something he was especially proud of…I don’t think that’s too much of a stretch.

Check out the Collider interview here, or the video embedded below.

  • backpack

    Can we start a campaign to get Janes Frain the role of Cobra Commander.

  • Hawkwinter

    I really think this guy is in for a harsh reality check. Yeah, he had a good role in Inception and I know Hollywood likes blowing things out of proportion as far as new “star” actors, but in the big scheme of things, this guy is still a nobody. I’ve read several interviews with him lately and he sounds an aweful lot like Megan Fox did, or even Halle Berry when she was doing X-Men. Once you start thinking you’re hot stuff, get ready for the fall.

    You can get away with it when your name is Nicolas Cage or Johnny Depp and your mere presence is gold year after year after year.

    He did a good job with Cobra Commander, but there are dozens out there who would do a better job, so no big loss in my opinion.

    Btw, in contrast, Ray Parks is a real professional. No matter what he’s doing he talks about how much fun he’s having and how much he respects the writers and producers and director and how he can really get into the role. The guy is awesome. I mean after playing Darth Maul he could of gotten a big head as well, but he went and played freakin Toad on X-Men.

    Of course, all things being even, I would of been happier having Leavitt returning as Cobra Commander than having Channing “Tater-head” Tatum back as Duke. :(

  • Twinkviper

    He’s soooooo handsome, talented, and charming. He’s not buff or anything. More men look like him that Channing Tatum. I think he did a good thing not coming back for the role, since honestly anyone could be in that mask.

    I’d rather see movies that mean stuff i.e. “Violet Tendencies” over another popcorn film/ I have my boyfriend for that. I think one day people gotta grow up and relationship films are so much more interesting. I <3 the Black Swan…

    Let the fanboys debate… That's what their good at. :/

  • Twinkviper

    I recommend everyone see “Second Skin” with JGL. He plays a gay male hustler. You know, see something other than “insert fanboy cliche” here.

  • Geek-Viper

    I thought I was going to be called “G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes”? Did you just put ROC to clarify that this was about the live action movie? Just the Geek in me being..well, geeky.

  • DrSyn

    A shame if he isn’t coming back (might need contract related things).

    He was one of the highlights in the film, perfectly hammy and over the top.

  • Monkeybrains

    I enjoyed him in ROC. But I’m not surprised anymore that he’s not coming back. Someone commented that it’s an easy thing to replace the people in masks with cheaper actors. And given the short list of returning actors, and lack of any high-profile actors (or any named actors) thus far, the lack of high-profile director, it seems like they might be doing this sequel on the cheap…

    But I hope I’m wrong.

  • 788 Vs. Your Name Here

    ray p-a-r-k

  • Ann

    What can I say. I’m very glad that Ray Park and Channing Tatum will return in sequel.So maybe I think Duke and Baroness maybe fall apart or not, bur I very hope to see that Snake Eyes and Scarlett are couple!!!!! Maybe in the sequel I’ll see Snake Eyes’s twin sister Terry. I love her and I want to see her in continue.
    What about Josehp Gordon Lewitt – I’m sad(
    He was good as Commander.