New Korean “one sheet” poster with Lee Byung-Hun for G.I. Joe: Retaliation

We’ve seen most of the character-themed posters for the United States at this point, but with Lee Byung-Hun such a popular actor over in Korea, it only made sense for him to get a poster that focused on him for that region.

This actually brings up a really good point, in my opinion, with the casting of G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  You’ve got Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to appeal to the young movie goers… you’ve got Bruce Willis drawing in the older action movie fans.  And you’ve got Lee Byung-Hun who continues his rampage of popularity in Korea.  That’s a lot of big audiences that this cast is capturing.  Pretty smart moves from a marketing stand point.

Good old stand by Stark Industries came up with the image, you can check it out below.

This poster goes along with a previously released poster, too, originally revealed right here on GeneralsJoes:

New G.I. Joe: Retaliation image creates more questions about Storm Shadow

All right!  Sure, I would much prefer some more footage these days, but I’ll take another press image as well, especially when it’s a very cool action shot of the one and only Storm Shadow!

Seen below in a strange white uniform (obviously reminiscent of previous images of him and what looks like Cobra Commander emerging from a laboratory) the Cobra Ninja is evidently overpowering a guard and preparing for his escape.

Escape from what?  That’s the question.  It would certainly appear that perhaps his body was retrieved by someone and kept in some sort of stasis, allowing him to survive…but how does that jive with Cobra Commander and the word that this Commander is a totally new character than what we saw in Rise of Cobra?

Verrrry interesting.  Cannot WAIT to find out all the answers June 29th!  Check out the mirrored image below and a big thanks to Twitter follower toycollector962 for the information.

Image courtesy of the Daily Blam.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Box Office concerns overblown?

This post sort of ties in with some conversations I’ve had on Twitter lately, and also a very good Q & A session and discussion from our recording last night of the latest installment of What’s on Joe Mind.

Essentially the subject of the discussion is how successful can we expect G.I. Joe: Retaliation to be at the Box Office when Amazing Spider-Man is hitting theaters the following weekend?  Should we realistically expect a big hit in Retaliation’s numbers?  Does this mean that potential box office success for the G.I. Joe sequel is an impossibility?

You know, I’m not so sure.

Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for my thoughts.

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation Daytona 500 TV Spot Screencap Gallery

It’s a tradition unlike any other!  No, not the Daytona 500 itself, the dissection of the latest G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer or TV spot via screencap gallery!

Like all the other trailers and TV spots, I ran this one through the ole software and pulled apart lots of great screen grabs, so big thanks to HissTank.com for uploading in HD!  Not a whole lot of new stuff.  Some clearer images (compared to yesterday’s TV spot) and a few new details.  Love the shot of the Ripsaw jumping into the air.  Also love the little touch like what appears to be a Cobra logo lapel pin on the Secret Service Agent who Colton is whipping the ass of.  Little attentions to detail like that are very cool.

Also a scene with Zartan as The President possibly talking to…the REAL president?  Tough to tell, but almost seems like it.  Good stuff.  Check out the images below, and as always, these will be mirrored on the G.I. Joe: Retaliation SuperPage.

New G.I. Joe: Retaliation TV Spot from Daytona 500

My fellow podcast host Gary first reported this afternoon that a new G.I. Joe: Retaliation TV Spot had aired during the Daytona 500 via his Twitter feed.  I don’t traditionally watch racing, but thankfully the guys at HissTank.com jumped on the TV and captured the TV spot in glorious HD.

You can see it on YouTube and embedded below.  Lots of recycled footage, but also some cool new snippets as well, specifically of the Ripsaw taking a flying leap and Joe Colton kicking some Secret Service ass.  Excellent.

Sneak Preview of G.I. Joe: Retaliation Prequel #2

It seemed like just two weeks ago that the first issue of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation prequel hit…  mostly because it was.  Wasting no time, IDW plans to continue their operations in the G.I. Joe: Retaliation timeline this coming Wednesday with their second issue.

And like with the first, an online site has a sneak preview!  This time around it’s i09.com and you can check out the first handful of pages from the Retaliation prequel #2 right here.

I just checked them out, and…  I’m interested!  I thought the first issue was fine, but nothing mind-blowing.  The second issue, though, looks like it ties Mainframe and Roadblock’s backstory together nicely.  And holy crap Sky Sweeper!  LOVE IT.

I’ve mirrored one of the pages below, be sure to hit up i09.com for the rest.

More video images emerge from G.I. Joe: Retaliation cast

Toy Fair is over a week past, and some video interviews are still emerging from the floor of the Hasbro showroom.  This time around, Cinema Blend talks to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, and D.J. Cotrona.

You can check the video interviews at Cinema Blend, or look at the embedded videos below.

CinemaBlend offers more G.I. Joe: Retaliation video interviews

Keeping up the frenetic pace from yesterday, CinemaBlend has posted a pair of video interviews with G.I. Joe: Retaliation producer Lorenzo DiBonaventura and director Jon M Chu.  In these interviews we learn that Storm Shadow has a much more of an excessive role in the film, and DiBonaventura emphasizes once again that Retaliation is not a reboot, but an evolution of the brand.

Lorenzo DiBonaventura

Jon M Chu

More G.I. Joe: Retaliation cast and crew interviews at UGO.com

Well, we’re in the thick of it this week.  With media and stars descending on New York City over the past few days, plenty of sites have started posting their interviews with the cast and crew who were on hand.  I already posted up the information from ComingSoon and SuperHeroHype, and now UGO.com is getting in on the action, but they’re doing the old school “text” route.

They spent some time talking to everyone from Jon Chu to Lorenzo DiBonaventura, as well as The Rock, DJ Cotrona, and Adrianne Palicki, and they’ve posted the entire run of interviews right here.  Yes, by and large it’s a lot of lip service, but I’m getting into the G.I. Joe: Retaliation spirit.

Check it out right here.