G.I. Joe Sequel adds Cobra Saboteur Firefly to the roster!

Over the past several weeks we’ve been getting reports of various folks in line to play members of the G.I. Joe team, but beyond Storm Shadow, we knew nothing about the bad guys.  Well, that’s now changed!

According, once again, to Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog, not only is Firefly in the G.I. Joe sequel, but he will be played by Ray Stevenson!  Stevenson most recently made his presence known as Volstagg in Thor, but is also popular among geeks for his portrayal of Frank Castle (AKA The Punisher) in Punisher War Zone.  He also was in The Book of Eli alongside Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman.

I will admit, I tried to watch Punisher War Zone, but I had trouble keeping with it, I’m not sure that’s any fault of Mr. Stevenson.

The larger news to me is…well… freaking FIREFLY.  Awesome.

Something curious about these cast leaks, however…  a number of months ago, a supposed early leak of a script of the sequel was making its rounds.  I will admit, I have a copy, and I’ve read it.  It has long since been debunked, and certainly, a great deal of it is likely changed or untrue.

However, I can’t help but notice that in that script, Flint, Lady Jaye, and Firefly were all featured pretty heavily.  Could just be a total coincidence, but it will be quite interesting to see if elements of that script end up flowing to the final product.

Whatever happens, I can’t wait for next summer!

Here’s a little YouTube tribute to Stevenson as The Punisher…  NOT FOR THE KIDS.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aHf2OtPuTo

BBTS News: Transformers, Marvel, GI Joe, Star Trek, Statues & More!

Hi – Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a
variety of new arrivals and more cool new preorders:

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Our clearance sale continues and all the menus were cleaned up yesterday –
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Confirmed – GIJCC Cobra Commander will have the mailer box and letter

We weren’t 100% certain on this fact, but the Facebook Page for the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club has confirmed that their version of the canceled mail away Cobra Commander will indeed come shipped with his original mailer box and the letter from General Hawk!

Check out their post on Facebook, and don’t forget to swing by the G.I. Joe Club store to pre-order the figure!

Twitterific updates from cast and crew of G.I. Joe Sequel

Well I spent some time yesterday retweeting and conversing over Twitter about recent updates from Jon Chu, Dwayne Johnson, and Ray Park, but realizing that not everyone who reads the site is a Twitter follower, I might as well recap here as well.

Nothing Earth shattering, but various folks involved in the production of the G.I. Joe movie sequel did Tweet about it a bit yesterday.  This is what was said:

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“Beast mode for GI Joe. Here comes the new era…http://say.ly/aGmtzK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jon M Chu

“Wait until u see @theRock as a GI Joe…. #beast”

“the suit. Is. Being. Built. @RAYPARKACTION bring it. #snakeeyesforever”

“See u soon @channingtatum !! Another epic adventure. Let’s get it.”

Ray Park

“@TheRock LOVE IT!!! Ok into my garage to workout after seeing Ur pic! Can’t wait to be Snake Eyes again!!”

“@jonmchu Fitting was fun the other day. It’s gonna look awesome! Can’t wait!!”

Obviously not a whole lot of news, but some confirmation of Channing Tatum’s return.  We already know that the new Snake Eyes uniform will be lipless, so it only makes sense a new suit is being designed.

Pretty cool updates all told.