G.I. Joe: Retaliation Cobra Commander voice actor revealed!

This question has been floating around the fandom for a very long time, and many fans just short of assumed that Charlie Adler was voicing the menacing Cobra Commander in the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film.  Apparently this is not the case!

PopSugar.com interviewed Robert Baker, and within the scope of that interview, he revealed that he is indeed the voice of Cobra Commander in the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation film.  You can watch the interview below, he reveals the tidbit at around 6:25 in the video below.  Mr. Baker has previously been in the television show Justified (along with fellow Retaliation alums Walt Goggins and Joseph Mazzello) and will be in Lone Ranger this summer as well.  You can see his resume on IMDB.com.

A huge thanks to Erik for sharing this interview with GeneralsJoes.  It’s been a mystery, and it’s awesome to get that mystery revealed!

G.I. Joe: Retaliation featurette online… this time Joe Colton!

We were treated to a fantastic Storm Shadow featurette yesterday, and today we are getting some Bruce Willis action!  Although there isn’t as much new footage in this one as there was yesterday, I am absolutely loving these behind-the-scenes features, and hope they’re planning on doing them for every character.  This could be great.

Check it out on YouTube, and see it embedded below.

This was first revealed on Paramount International, but it was not viewable in the United States.  Thanks to MegaTrailer for getting it uploaded, and for Comic Book Movie for mentioning that it was up for American audiences.

Win a G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Hometown Screening by Showing Us Your Hero!

Do you have a real hero in your life?  Submit a photo on Instagram using #GIJoeRealHero!  Check out the mirrored image and follow the link to see the entries that are there already!

As G.I. Joe fans launch towards March 29th… reason #22 why Retaliation will rock

As we near the halfway mark for the “40 Reasons” event Twitziller continues to bring up some fantastic points and great reasons to look forward to the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film.  The latest one goes beyond simply G.I. Joe and could certainly be applied to many Hollywood features today.

#22:

Twitziller did bring up the topic of Practical Effects with Reason #30, but I think it’s important to note that there is certainly a place for visual effects and CGI in the film as well, as long as there is balance.  As I discussed in that post, there seemed to be some issues with balance during the Paris Pursuit scene in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra where the fully CGI characters looked a little artificial and overdone.  However, there was a sequence in that same film where Storm Shadow jumped from a window and grabbed onto the Cobra Gunship that looked extremely cool because there was the right balance of visual effects and practical effects.

There are obviously elements of strong CGI throughout G.I. Joe: Retaliation, specifically in the Ninja Mountain Battle scene, but the trick is to layer it and balance it with realism, and Twitziller is right on the money.  From what we’ve seen so far in footage, that’s being done quite well.

A big thanks to Twitziller keeping this going on Twitter, and hit GeneralsJoes to keep up to date as well.  Previous entries are below.

Support Operation Scales to Tales 2 and bring books to our troops overseas

Some of you folks might have heard of Operation: Paperback which is a great non-profit organization that promises to provide gently used books to our troops overseas as a way to thank them for their service and help occupy some of their down time with entertaining distractions.

Well, the Cobra 1st Legion, a G.I. Joe-themed cosplay/charity group is supporting this great organization with their own “Operation Scales to Tales 2”!  They’ve got a post up on Facebook with all of the information, I strongly recommend you guys check it out and do what you can do to help them out.  They do some excellent G.I. Joe cosplaying, and kudos to them for this endeavor.

Check out all of the details on the Cobra 1st Legion Facebook page.

Adrianne Palicki speaks to Entertainment Weekly about Lady Jaye and Retaliation

Evidently Palicki is making the rounds.  Shortly after appearing on The Couch this week, she was also interviewed by EW.com and much of the conversation (as you might expect) was focused around G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  She spoke of training with real Navy SEALs, of Lady Jaye’s “chip on her shoulder” and also revealed a little bit about the reshoots:

“A lot of that was false: We did like two days of reshoots. They added one scene. It wasn’t really a big deal — it was like the normal reshooting situation. Actually we lucked out because it was only two days. But I think it adds to the film completely.”

It’s a short interview, but worth a read.  Check it out at EW.com.

GeneralsJoes Reviews Discount Store “Running Change” Snake Eyes

I remember like it was yesterday… the frantic post-G.I. Joe: Retaliation meltdown where everyone was convinced G.I. Joe was dead, the Dollar General exclusives were getting recalled, truly Deth of teh line!11!  Here we are a little less than a year later with a good chunk of pretty cool product to look forward to.  Included in that product is the “running change” versions of the aforementioned Dollar General figures.  So far being spotted in places like Marshall’s and TJ Maxx, these figures promise to be a bit more available than the previous ones.

I was able to get my hands on Snake Eyes, and you can either check out the review on my 30th Anniversary Review Page or the direct link below.