Shooting is well under way now for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and while some information has been coming out through Twitter and other public venues, there are a lot of people involved in production, and there are other tidbits coming out not quite so publicly.
Sources are telling me that yes indeed, the Zartan as President storyline is alive and well in the G.I. Joe sequel, and the president will once again be portrayed by Jonathon Pryce. At some point in the film, the President will give a press conference surrounded by Cobra Secret Service agents, secretly working for the terrorist organization.
But this isn’t all. Sources are also telling me that we should fully expect the familiar corporation Extensive Enterprises to be involved in the sequel. In what capacity they will be involved is still in question, but expect to see their familiar logo floating around on screen. Extensive Enterprises was the corporation owned and operated by Tomax and Xamot as a front for the Crimson Guard in the Sunbow animated series. It remains to be seen if it will operate in the same capacity in Retaliation.
Last but not least, a photo was also revealed, featuring the Expedition and Limousine which are part of the Presidential caravan.
Slowly but surely the pieces are starting to come together, and I expect over the next 10 months, a pretty cool puzzle is going to be formed. I’m excited to be a part of the process.