We’ve seen snippets of this scene quite a bit over the past months, but IGN has now posted a movie clip with a lot more footage from this training session. Check out some great Snake Eyes, Jinx, and RZA standing there like a boss footage below.
Well, what do we have here? What we have are a heavy dose of spoilers for your Thursday morning. Minor spoilers most likely, but still wanted to warn you up front. Due to the potential spoiler information, I’ll post the details after the jump.
Whenever a major motion picture is in production, websites are used to coordinate casting decisions and communicate certain things. G.I. Joe: Retaliation is no different. In fact, I’ve been using Batherson Castings’ website for a while now, but hadn’t released the name, just to try and avoid getting them in hot water.
Cats outta the bag now, so we can now all see various scene information on the site, involving many characters. Once again, hit the “Read the Rest of this Entry” link below for the full details.
Somewhat more newsworthy than Channing Tatum going Mr. Clean, hip hop star and movie producer RZA spoke with MTV about the prospect of filming the sequel to G.I. Joe. Of course as these actors are wont to do, he expressed his undying love for G.I. Joe and claims to have been a long time G.I. Joe fan.
I never really buy that spin when the stars talk about these films, but hey, what the heck. Look there’s video!
Well, as if it wasn’t clear that the G.I. Joe sequel was going to delve further into Snake Eyes’ past, it is pretty clear now.
Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision site is reporting that D.J. Cotrona will be joining the G.I. Joe team in the sequel starring as famous G.I. Joe Warrant Office Flint! Fans of Detroit 187 (such as myself) will recognize Cotrona as Detective John Stone. He certainly has the look, and he seemed like a good actor in what I saw of him during Detroit 187 (which incidently I think was one of the most underrated television shows in a long while).
In the same article, they mention rapper-turned-actor RZA is also in talks to join the G.I. Joe motion picture sequel as the “Blind Master”, who was Jinx’s chief martial arts instructor from the Arashikage Clan. The Blind Master is a pretty random name to pick out of a hat, so it certainly seems as if there may be something to this. So what we have so far in the roster (if these rumors come true) are:
Duke (Channing Tatum)
Roadblock (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson)
Flint (DJ Cotrona)
Snake Eyes (Ray Park)
Jinx (Elodie Yung)
Certainly a pretty eclectic group. Having Flint there would also make an appearance by Lady Jaye pretty likely as well. Very interesting. Really looking forward to starting to hear a bit more about who might be on the Cobra side of the roster. Time will tell.