G.I. Joe: Retaliation adds Walton Goggins to its roster

Yeah, my first reaction was “who”?    Then I felt ashamed.

Walt Goggins has made his living recently as Boyd Crowder on FX’s “Justified” television series, but if you’re like me, you know him as none other than Shane Vendrell from “The Shield”.  According to Showblitz.com, Goggins will come on board as Warden Nigel James for the G.I. Joe sequel.  The fact that they are casting a relatively well known television actor for the role of a warden tells me that a prison will serve as a backdrop for much of this film, making it more likely that we’ll see Cobra Commander and/or Destro, even though no casting reports have come through as of yet.  Considering filming has started today, hopefully that should be changing.

With already quite the ensemble cast, I really love what they are doing, bringing in some names that don’t carry huge pedigrees, but are chock full of quality.  Goggins was recently nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Crowder in the aforementioned Justified.

Thanks to Brian Truitt’s Twitter action for the intel.

GeneralsJoes Reviews SDCC Exclusive Zarana (Regular Release)

SDCC is almost a faint memory, but the rage about the Zarana exclusive and Hasbro Toy Shop lives on!

I have as of yet been unable to get myself the Cold Slither variant of Zarana, but I decided to not let this stop me from posting a review for the regular release.  I’ve got this posted right now in the 25th Anniversary and 30th Anniversary sections, as well as linked to Exclusives.

Yeesh.  Anyway, if you don’t want to dig through all three of those other pages, just hit up the link below: