Yep, I guess this confirms it, the promotion train is in full effect for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, hitting in March, 2013. Along with the new trailer, we now have what appears to be an exciting relaunch of the GIJoeMovie.com website.
With exciting, action-packed transitions straight from the film, you can visit GIJoeMovie.com to see images, the trailer, and check out the story for this G.I. Joe movie universe. Interestingly, the story link seems to be telling the story of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
Character profiles also provide some snappy graphics as well.
We all know the fine folks at IDW and Fred Van Lente are bringing a somewhat new G.I. Joe world to us in 2013, and one member of that team is Hashtag. Billed as an “embedded blogger”, Hashtag fits in with the current social media-infused communications world.
Over on Comics Alliance, notable Joefan Chris Sims and artist Chris Haley came up with some other roster additions to this new Social Media friendly G.I. Joe team.
So, the Yahoo Movies trailer was cool and all, but the GIJoeMovie YouTube channel just posted a full HD version of the latest G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer, and it’s pretty awesome. Check it out on YouTube, or embedded below.
Thanks to Phil from YoJoe, I was directed to a better quality version of the third G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer, so I pulled more screen caps down, much better quality than the ones I got yesterday. I even noticed a nice little image of the Ripsaw firing some missiles at what looks like a HISS Tank that I hadn’t noticed before.
I’m sure Larry Hama had no idea of the firestorm of fan speculation he would cause by throwing one little head shot in G.I. Joe #1. Initially just an homage to Marvel editor Jim Shooter, this mysterious G.I. Joe character was never meant to be a full time member.
Devils’ Due Publishing (with Hama doing the writing chores) ran with this idea in their G.I. Joe: DeClassified series, a fantastic series that explored the beginnings of the G.I. Joe team in ways that hadn’t yet been revealed. Shooter emerged as an actual character, a mysterious female sniper who served behind the scenes and helped the original 13 along without them even realizing it.
Now an enterprising G.I. Joe fan is taking that ball and running with it. Since Shooter appeared in the comics and at least sorta became an official component of the Real American Hero mythos, now we need an action figure right? Over on Kickstarter Falcone is attempting to produce a series of Shooter figures to satisfy those long time o-ring fans who are looking to dive back into the old school pool.
Are you an o-ring fan? Would you just like a great looking Shooter figure to supplement your original 13? Check out the project on Kickstarter and toss some support Falcone’s way. Check out the full details right here.