G.I. Joe sequel is looking for a few good rodents?

Well, one rodent, anyway.  Apparently, according to Hollywood Insider, the G.I. Joe Sequel is on the hunt for a young up and comer to play “Mouse”, a new character for the film.  Take this with a grain of salt, I suppose, but according to the site, Mouse is a central character to the film and is described as a “teen hunk”.

Umm…  wha?

Don’t get me wrong, I am fully on board with the film, and I’ve loved pretty much every casting decision I’ve heard to this point, but I’m really not sure what’s up with this.  There is a character named “Mouse” in G.I. Joe lore, he was with Sgt. Savage and the Screaming Eagles, but he’s hardly a “central character” and if they are really and truly casting someone just to entice young girls to see the movie, I really have no idea what to expect with this.  The code name of “Mouse” from Sgt. Savage was an ironic one, as the character was fairly large and muscle bound, but that does not sound like the case here.

You can see a (short) profile on JMM’s Comic Page.

As I said, I’ve been on board to this point, and I’m going to stay on board, I just really hope at least some of this news is incorrect.  I see no reason to create a “central character” and make them an 18 year old heart throb just to appeal to a young girl demographic to come see an action movie.  Can’t there be a better way to help ticket sales than that?

We’ll see…

While waiting for verification of this info, see Mouse in somewhat limited fashion in the Sgt. Savage and the Screaming Eagles cartoon episode:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2axz4X68V4

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va9nf5Eirqs

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuFxRJ3nXIU

That’s a lotta muscle right there.

8 thoughts on “G.I. Joe sequel is looking for a few good rodents?

  1. (Sorry didn’t think hitting “Post as …” would post it right away. Total brain fart on my end)

    Anywho, as I was saying it’s completely ridiculous. I don’t really care if teen girls go to see this, just as they don’t care that I skipped Twilight or whatever it is that girls watch now. They’re not the target audience. If anything I don’t want to hear some teen swooning because they cast pretty boy 2011 as a G.I. Joe. Isn’t Channing Tatum the girl bait anyway? He’s got that whole beefcake, knight in shining armor thing going on.

    If they do this I think they should cast someone like Bieber who can add a hint of irony to it. I like to think he plays his celebrity with a hint of tongue-in-cheek in interviews.

  2. Hope that is not true, hate to see this brand keep hitting the crapper every time it produces a movie.

  3. Hope that is not true, hate to see this brand keep hitting the crapper every time it produces a movie.

  4. It’s interesting. I can see the justification for using mouse as the Screaming Eagles are a unit of GI Joe, much like Slaughter’s Renegades. But mouse from the toon is enormous and doesn’t seem to be the southern charmer mentioned in the article. That being said, I don’t see the point of including more eye candy for girls in this film. I also don’t see the point of inserting odd side characters into the center of a story. It didn’t work with Rex. Why should it work with Mouse?

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