I’d come across this story a number of days ago, but didn’t really report on it, because it didn’t seem like he was revealing any unusual amount of information, but I’ve seen some other outlets grabbing onto it, so figured I’d talk about it a bit, too.
Screen writer Evan Dougherty spoke with Rama’s Screen quite a while ago, and the conversation naturally turned to the progress of the G.I. Joe 3 script. Dougherty talks about how the cartoon and comic continuity differ, and how for the third film they are looking to pull some more comic influences. I’m not sure this comes as much of a surprise, considering Jon Chu has already proclaimed his love for the comic (to the point where he put a 10 minute homage to the Silent Issue in the G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and even spoke about diving into the Cobra Island saga for the third film.
From my perspective, that comic-influenced formula is something that Chu already committed to and the nearly $400 million worldwide take from Retaliation would appear to agree with that philosophy. Still, it is the first little nugget of news from the third G.I. Joe film, so as fans we’re going to grab it and hold it tight.
Thanks to Rama’s Screen and Comic Book Movie for the intel.
Seemingly lost to the sands of time for the past while, arguably the best animated series for the G.I. Joe universe ever, G.I. Joe: Renegades returns to The Hub today!
Anyone who hasn’t bought it on Blu-Ray (why the hell not?!) you can now see it on The Hub again.
I know it got a bad rap, and I know I lavish all sorts of praise on it, but please trust me, that praise is deserved. If you haven’t seen it yet, just because you’ve listened to folks who didn’t like it, at least give it a shot yourself. You might be pleasantly surprised.
As for the Sigma 6 animated series? Yeah, that pretty much blows chunks, but if you like watching train wrecks, you can check that one out, too. :)
Thanks to Nick and More for the info.
Several online toy reviewers are celebrating the holiday season this year by contributing to the Advent Figure Reviews Calendar. A new review is being posted every day leading up to Christmas, and I was lucky enough to be able to contribute!
Check out yesterday’s date on the Review calendar to see the review for the G.I. Joe Kre-O Arashikage Dojo set. It’s a massive review with many more pictures than you probably wanted to see, but it’s there!
After the calendar has run its course, I’ll post the links in the normal places.