Many folks in the Twittersphere last night were letting me know that there was some exclusive footage shown on WWE Raw last night in promotion of G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Thankfully, YouTube user djdmac24 was ready, willing, and able to capture this video and post it up on YouTube.
A lot of the footage is stuff we’ve seen before, but there are some great behind-the-scenes clips and some additional Cobra Commander and Water Moccasin shots.
Doomsun sends word to me that he has posted an interview of former Hasbro artist Andrei Koribanics on his site Leaky Suit Brigade. Mr. Koribanics was apparently an artist who worked alongside Ron Rudat and Bill Merklein back in the heyday of G.I. Joe production, from 1983 – 1985.
He’s got some very cool stories to tell and it’s always awesome to hear from some of the architects of your childhood.
Check out the interview over on the Leaky Suit Brigade and thanks to Doomsun for the information.
This comes to me from a reported former designer at one of Paramount’s art agencies…thanks to him for forwarding this along! He’s not entirely sure what the purpose of this poster was, but it was some sort of promotional artwork. I know we’ve been seeing a lot of the photo-realistic posters, but this one is pretty unique and interesting with a real artistic flair.
Check out this poster exclusively for the first time right here on GeneralsJoes!
Collider.com has scored some exclusive images from G.I. Joe: Retaliation featuring Snake Eyes, Flint, Jinx, Roadblock, Duke, and Joe Colton. The images look to take place throughout various parts of the film, with the Joes in varying states of distress.
Check out the images at Collider, or mirrored below.
I know we’ve seen the Colton and shirtless Flint ones before, but the image of the four characters walking through fire is definitely a new one. If you look at Roadblock, too, it looks as if he’s holding that suitcase launching system that Firefly and Zartan have been using in so many of the TV Spots and trailers.
With the premiere happening yesterday in Korea, and a new influx of film clips, the excitement is certainly building for the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Twitziller is feeding on it. Another update was posted today, looking forward towards March 29th. We’ve seen the below vehicle throughout several trailers and TV spots, and it certainly belongs on this list.
Something that the last G.I. Joe film perhaps missed the “boat” on (no pun intended) was using existing G.I. Joe hardware as a template or building block when designing their vehicles. There was certainly some state of the art technology and vehicles in The Rise of Cobra, but most of them appeared totally conceived out of thin air. From all appearances, G.I. Joe: Retaliation will have at least a bit more base in vehicular reality. The HISS has already gotten a lot of attention, and the Water Moccasin above certainly serves attention as well. Some will make connections between the Cobra helicopter and the FANG as well. It only makes sense.
Granted the fan boat you see above isn’t a true real world equivalent to the Water Moccasin but it takes that foundation and really ramps it up. I love how Twitziller puts some attention above specifically on water based vehicles as well, considering how prevalent they were in the Cobra motor pool. From the Water Moccasin to the Moray, the Piranha, BUGG, and Hammerhead, Cobra was not shy about watercraft, and I’m glad that is being explored in the film.
All it took were a few words, and you could instantly recognize the voice from our youth. Mary MacDonald-Lewis joined us for a fantastic action-packed interview, bringing some of her classy Sunbow Lady Jaye style to the show. We talk about her experiences with the animated series, her real life relationship with Bill “Flint” Ratner, and whether or not she thinks Adrianne Palicki can fill her shoes.
Also joining us on this episode is Carson from the epic G.I. Joe site, 3DJoes! He talks technology and what drew him to build his site and where he thinks it might go in the future. Along with this we cover news, and get fired up about G.I. Joe: Retaliation! Come join us on Podbean, or use the embedded players below. As always click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link for the show notes.
Moving full steam ahead on the discount store exclusive reviews! I’ve already covered Snake Eyes, Duke, and Shipwreck… today we tackle the Cobra Trooper! Is this a comic deco? Cartoon deco? A little of both? Read the review to find out!