Cobra Special Forces launches new recruitment video via IGN.com

G.I. Joe: Retaliation is quickly coming closer and IGN.com is hosting an exclusive Cobra Special Forces video!  I cannot properly exclaim how cool this is.  Wow…awesome.  Man, I want to join up after watching this.

Check it out at IGN.com and also see it embedded below.

Reminder: Sideshow Collectibles Snake Eyes w/ Timber IN STOCK

Just dropping a note to let Joe fans know that Sideshow Collectibles updated Snake Eyes w/ fully articulated Timber is in stock and shipping now from Sideshow Toys.  This figure is exceedingly well equipped and extremely detailed.  A damn sight different from the original Snake Eyes release from so long ago.  Timber is huge, too.

Click the image below to add the awesome ninja commando to your 12″ G.I. Joe squad right now!

G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie clip posted to MSN Movies

Looks like Iron Man fans don’t get to have all the fun today!

MSN Movies has posted a cool little snippet of footage from G.I. Joe: Retaliation, featuring a conversation between Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) and Joe Colton (Bruce Willis).  We’ve seen most of this scene already in various trailers and TV spots, but it’s pretty awesome to see it all stitched together, with some added footage afterwards.

You can find it on MSN Movies.  Unfortunately it looks like they do not allow embedding, but hop on over to check it out!

EDIT:  Embed Code now available (big thanks to Latino Review)!

A whole army of 24 good reasons that G.I. Joe: Retaliation will rock

There are certain things that must be present in order for a film to succeed… obviously a good villain is pretty close to the top of that list.  Twitziller picks some of those villains to focus on in today’s update.  Check it out below.

#24:

I will admit if there is anything I’m not wild about from my first exposure to G.I. Joe: Retaliation so far it would be the Cobra Troopers.  Granted, they’re a darn sight better than the Neo-Vipers and Viper Commando’s we got in The Rise of Cobra, but in my mind, Cobra Troopers should be wearing straight blue uniforms and face masks.  I certainly understand for the sake of this story, this new look makes sense, and I like the fact that there is a healthy dose of blue throughout the urban camouflage of these troopers.

My minor quibbles about their appearance aside, they certainly seem to be an imposing force serving as the arms of the Cobra cause.  Looking forward to seeing them in action.

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Running time for G.I. Joe: Retaliation clocks in at two hours and five minutes

As reported by BCYOJOE on HISSTank.com, the MANN Theaters website has been updated with more details about G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  The following details have appeared on the site:

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, D.J. Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson

Director: John M. Chu

Opening Date: 3.29.13

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 125 mins

Genre(s): Action

Synopsis:

Veteran dance-film director Jon Chu takes a crack at G.I. Joe in this sequel to Stephen Sommers’ blockbuster 2009 film. Dwayne Johnson stars as Roadblock in the sequel, with Channing Tatum returning as Duke, the leader of the Joes, and Ray Park joining them as mute ninja Snake Eyes. Bruce Willis, Ray Stevenson, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, Lee Byung-hun, Elodie Yung, and RZA co-star.

So at 125 minutes, the official run time is just over 2 hours.  I think that’s a good amount.  Seems amazing though, that there’s several years worth of build up for an experience that will last just over 125 minutes, and the end result could shape the future of the franchise.  Pretty bizarre, and a clear indication of the power of Hollywood.

Another interesting note is that MANN Theaters puts the official release date still at March 29th, which I think just goes further to prove the March 28th date seen in recent trailers and TV Spots is just reflecting a midnight (or earlier) premiere, and isn’t a reflection of a real change in the launch date.

Adrianne Palicki goes on “The Couch” to promote G.I. Joe: Retaliation

CBS Morning show “The Couch” had G.I. Joe: Retaliation co-star Adrianne Palicki on as a guest this morning, bringing some hard-edged bad ass to the soft and fuzzy morning show atmosphere.  She only spoke for a few minutes about G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and there wasn’t a whole lot of information revealed, but it’s good to see some promotion happening.  I anticipate this sort of stuff will really ramp up as we move forward towards the end of March.

Check it out on CBS New York as well as embedded below.

GeneralsJoes goes back in time and reviews pre-production City Strike Scarlett

First and foremost, big thanks to Glumby who so kindly gave me access to this very rare and highly sought after pre-production piece!  As we all know there isn’t enough G.I. Joe: Retaliation product for me to push forward on these daily reviews for the next 24 days, so I’m getting a little creative here.

Initially I had asked for the figure so I could do a comparison shot for my FSS Jinx review, but since I had it…  again, thanks to Glumby for the assist!

You can check out the review in my Pursuit of Cobra Review Page (in the “pre-production section) or at the direct link below:

Preview of IDW Publishing G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 188

Wednesday is another new comic book day, and thankfully among the rash of changes to G.I. Joe titles, IDW is leaving A Real American Hero alone.  It’s weeks like this that make me happy about that!

Check out the preview below, and stay tuned for a review of this issue hitting soon.  It’s another great one!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #188

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a & c)

The threat in Benzheen has been averted! G.I. JOE has made it out of their most dangerous mission yet. But it’s out of the fire and into the frying pan for America’s elite unit, as Jinx returns from her secret mission with some shocking information. G.I. JOE has to act fast or face the consequences in A Real American Hero #188!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant Covers:

Larry Hama sketch cover!