G.I. Joe Convention 2012 – G.I. Joe: Retaliation Behind The Scenes!

This coverage of the behind-the-scenes look at G.I. Joe: Retaliation hadn’t gone live yet just because there wasn’t really any “breaking news” so to speak, just some awesome glimpses of the production art, weapons, and costumes of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film.

Logan Lubera, a Hasbro representative, spent four months essentially embedded with Paramount, providing consulting, approval, and negotiation every single step of the way. From weapon design to costume design, to action set pieces, Logan had a hand in many of the elements of the Retaliation motion picture.  He actually designed the entire Battle Kata weapons system, initially as something that could be used for role play in the toyline, but it actually ended up being included in the film itself!  This was something Logan was especially proud of.

Throughout the entirety of the film, their main desire was to bring G.I. Joe back down to Earth.  Make it much more gritty and realistic military action film, drawing back the super hero “shiny armor” elements.  Focus much more tightly on quick-paced, character themed action and much less on huge spectacle and special effects.

There are many vehicles injected into the film, more than what we’ve seen in trailers and footage so far, and a lot of character-based nods to the fans as well.  As many folks have suspected, Jinx was given the yellow mountain fighting suit to separate her a bit from the Red Ninjas and also as an homage to Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon.

As with many of the panels, you can read all of my aggregated Live Tweets on my Twitter Feed to get more insight and information.

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