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”.
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?
While waiting for verification of this info, see Mouse in somewhat limited fashion in the Sgt. Savage and the Screaming Eagles cartoon episode:
That’s a lotta muscle right there.