Channing Tatum calls G.I. Joe: Retaliation “hip” and “edgy”

And no, he still won’t admit to being killed off!  He spoke with MTV on camera about the G.I. Joe sequel and opened up a tiny bit about how he thinks it’s going to turn out.  To the interviewer’s credit, she tried pretty hard to get him to admit his character wasn’t making it all the way through the film, but Tatum did not bite.

Check out the video interview here, or embedded below.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation snippet from Entertainment Tonight

Today turned from a normal day to a G.I. Joe: Retaliation whirlwind with word from Jon Chu that not only would a Retaliation trailer be released during the Super Bowl, but that Entertainment Tonight would show a glimpse of that same trailer tonight!

Well a “glimpse” is certainly all it was…a barely 10 second look at the trailer, and with hardly any new footage.  But being the Retaliation junkie that I am, I captured it and YouTubed it.

The quality isn’t great, but for a small sampling like this, I didn’t feel like pouring over the capture software to get the best render possible.  Hopefully it’s acceptable.  The one on Sunday promises to be a bit more exciting, I’d imagine!

GI Joe Retaliation Super Bowl trailer Sneak Peek on ET tonight

The hits just keep on coming tonight as not only did Jon Chu confirm a Super Bowl trailer for the GI Joe sequel, but he also Tweeted information that a sneak peek of the trailer will be shown on Entertainment Tonight!

Set your DVRs, tonight ET will bring us some new footage of GI Joe Retaliation!

Yo Joe!

New G.I. Joe: Retaliation footage to be unveiled during the Super Bowl!

It started innocently enough…a Tweet from G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M Chu asking the following:

“Dear #GIJoeRETALIATION fans…. get ready…….” 

Ready for what?  Ready, apparently, for a trailer launch during the biggest television spectacle of the year!

According Jon Chu on Twitter, we WILL be seeing a new trailer on TV during the Super Bowl on Sunday!  Patriots football and a new G.I. Joe trailer?  I may just pass out from awesomeness on Sunday.

Follow Jon Chu on Twitter right here!

Sideshow Collectibles 12″ Baroness due to be released in 2012?

Big thanks to Rich from ARealAmericanHero.com for spotting an interview between Cool Toy Review and Sideshow Collectibles who talked quite a bit about Sideshow’s G.I. Joe releases.  Chief among the revelations was that Sideshow is currently working on a new female body, with the initial plans to be for a 12″ Baroness figure!

The exact text is below:

DMM The DC Universe has a varying range of characters from adult male and female, to teens, and scrawny adults. Are you prepared to move past the iconic male figure? 

BB Hopefully so, yeah. We’ve got a new female body in the early production phases. We’re working through test shots and things. We’ll be debuting it this year in the G.I. Joe line, as Baroness. That’ll be in the mid part of 2012, and then superhero, super villain gals will follow after that. Our new beefier male body is quite different from our Prometheus and trooper male bodies. 

DMM Have we seen parts of this new body in Rock ‘N Roll or even Duke? 

BB No. While the proportions may be similar, this new body will be unique. “

So they plan on revealing the Baroness in mid 2012 for potential release later in the year.  Very cool news.  They talk a bit further about G.I. Joe as well, confirming that the Crimson Guard head was influenced by “Fred” and that their design for the Cobra Viper was influenced by what Cobra did in the 4″ line for Pursuit of Cobra/30th Anniversary.

All in all, it’s a fascinating read, and you should check it out right here.

Five Page Previews for IDW G.I. Joe: RAH #175 and G.I. Joe #10

We just had a week of no new Joe titles at comic stores, and it was a weird feeling.  Seems like almost every week there’s something hitting stores, and now things are back to status quo.  IDW is releasing two G.I. Joe issues to stores on Wednesday, February 1st, and we’ve got five page previews for both below.

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #175

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Herb Trimpe, Gallant (c)

The Blue Ninja clan have proven to be worthy adversaries for Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow. To take down the rogue ninja clan, strange alliances must be formed, enemies become partners, and unexpected team-ups lead to an all-out assault against the Blue Ninjas. Will the tenous alliance of Snake Eyes and Baroness be enough to finally bring them down? Don’t miss the team-up you’ve all been waiting for in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #175!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

Larry Hama variant sketch cover cover!

Bullet points:                                                                                             

  • Snake Eyes & Baroness… Together for the first time!

G.I. Joe: Ongoing Vol. 2 #10

Chuck Dixon (w) • Alex Cal (a) • Dave Wilkins, Will Rosado (c)

COBRA ON THE ATTACK! The new COBRA COMMANDER begins a global strategy to turn the super-secret cabal into a legitimate world power. But those plans are only known to the highest levels of COBRA, and the invasion of a sovereign Southeast Asian country continues. The Joes and UN Forces are outmaneuvered and outgunned in a war of total annihilation!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant covers:

Vertically inter-connected variant Tom Whalen cover!

Bullet points:

  • PART 4 of the G.I. JOE crossover, “COBRA COMMAND”!
  • A rolling nine-issue crossover between all three ongoing G.I. JOE titles, all with the same art team!
  • Ask your retailer about the special vertically inter-connected Tom Whalen variant covers on all three titles!

Sideshow Collectibles Desert Weapons Cache w/ Sandstorm Reviewed!

GeneralsJoes guest reviewer Mysterious Stranger is at it again!  Along with the 12″ Sideshow Collectibles figures, he is also covering the 12″ environments.  Already reviewing the Cobra Throne, he now turns to the Desert Weapons Cache, which comes with Dusty’s infamous coyote, Sandstorm.

Check out the review right here, and as always a huge thanks to Chris for helping me with these!  Good stuff.

What’s on Joe Mind Episode 39 is Online now!

A lesson in podcasting, folks!  If you get a group of guys together for a couple of hours a week for 9 months straight, eventually tempers might flare… a bit.  Episode 39 is an example of this.  All of us on What’s on Joe Mind have very specific, dedicated ideas of what we want for the show, and some times those ideals don’t gel, and sometimes we get a bit heated.  I think that’s a good example of why the show is so well received.  We are all very opinionated and care very much about putting the best product out there as humanly possible.  Generally we’re able to talk out our disagreements off-air, but sometimes…  well those disagreements come out.

Regardless, I still think Episode 39 was a good one.  We had Chris Sims from Comics Alliance on the program, which unfortunately for him, put him front and center to some bickering, but I think the whole thing went well.  Don’t let Gary dissuade you.  ;)

It was a host-packed show with Gary, Chuck, Greg, Justin, Craig, AND Mike all in the house alongside Chris Sims and I think folks will enjoy it if you can get over the spats.

Hit up our Podbean Page or listen via the embedded player below.  Onward and upward!

2012 JoeCon rescheduling provides interesting scheduling conflict

So, I’ve been thinking about this a bit for the past 24 hours.  I have no idea what the source of the JoeCon rescheduling is, in all honesty.  I don’t know if there was a real issue with the venue, something with Paramount and a potential Retaliation screening, or some sort of Hasbro dictation that determined this rescheduling, but the end result is a pretty strange confluence of circumstances, resulting in some serious scheduling conflicts for pretty much every Joe fan.

It’s the summer of 2012, and G.I. Joe fans everywhere are going to be all fired up to go see G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

When does G.I. Joe: Retaliation hit theaters?

June 29th.

When is the first night of Convention registration?

June 28th.

Sooo…  here’s the question.  G.I. Joe fans (like myself) who are extremely fired up for G.I. Joe: Retaliation are going to have our hands full in New Orleans on the first weekend of G.I. Joe: Retaliation’s release.  And Joe fans will be excitedly running out to the theaters while they could be absorbing the great news and info from Joe Con.  Of course, this new timing I would think almost guarantees a special Convention screening of the film, and even if it’s not done officially, the fans can certainly invade theaters themselves, though with the rush of regular movie goers during the official release that might prove challenging.

I think having the Con the week before the film was a great idea.  The chance for a “sneak preview” for Con attendees (if that was even an option), plus it gets the blood pumping in the fandom who are only too eager to run to theaters and drop cash on movie tickets for the Retaliation film the next week. Considering the movie was actually filmed in New Orleans and has a strong connection to that area also makes a Convention event likely and potentially enjoyable, and who knows, perhaps that’s an opportunity for some of the production team to be in attendance.  One would almost think the theatrical release might draw them to larger venues, though.

Granted, the end result will be a weekend chock full of G.I. Joe related excitement, but I can’t help but think some of the Convention excitement and atmosphere will end up lost in the shuffle of Retaliation conversation.  I know I was really looking forward to being online and participating in some heavy duty G.I. Joe: Retaliation post-premiere enthusiasm, and instead I’ll be in New Orleans practically disconnected from the web covering news from the Convention floor.  A bit disappointing, but perhaps that’s just me.

The end result is a weekend of over-the-top G.I. Joe insanity, but part of me wishes it could have been drawn out over two weeks and given fans everywhere a chance to experience both.  Ultimately I would think the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club would have wanted the same thing.  Perhaps it was their decision, perhaps it wasn’t, but I think the end result provides some curious challenges for the Club and for the fans as well.  We’ll have to see how it all turns out.