The two largest G.I. Joe Kre-O sets from the first series caused some mixed reactions with me…some very positive, but some not so much. You’ll have to check out the reviews to see which was which. G.I. Joe Kre-O week continues on GeneralsJoes on my G.I. Joe Kre-O Review Page, or the direct links below!
Now, come on… if Veronica Mars can take in $47 million dollars or some ridiculous amount like that, certainly Cobra Commander can get some love from the people of the World?
That’s right, after G.I. Joe’s latest operation destroyed Cobra Island, Cobra Commander is taking a different approach to rebuilding. No more pyramid schemes….no more ransom demands with weather control devices. This is straight up crowd-funding.
Cobra Commander has gone to Kickstarter.
I dunno… I think I’m in for about 90 grand. How about you? Thanks to Kevin for the heads up!
It seems like just yesterday we were starting at the number “40” and counting down the reasons to see G.I. Joe: Retaliation when it hits theaters… and now here we are, with only two very short weeks left to go. Amazing. Twitziller goes in a very blunt and clear direction this time around. As he has been doing every Friday, today is all about a particular character:
You’ll notice there is no fancy title and no thorough description of a reason for this choice. Do you want to know why?
Cobra $%#$! Commander, that’s why.
Okay, these featurettes have been flying hot and heavy over the past few days, so let’s catch a breath and get them all gathered up in one place shall we?
We’ve had “behind the scenes” we’ve had TV spots, and we’ve had the great 20 second character profiles. All of them, when assembled, make for some very cool pre-film hype. I can tell you, I’m flipping out over here right now. Lots of great footage, I can’t even believe we’re almost within 2 weeks of this thing.
Click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below to get a nice, well-organized rundown of all of the character profiles that have aired so far:
Apparently Paramount was not satisfied to simply reveal video today, they also wanted to blast out a few promotional images as well. We get great high quality pictures of the White House, Storm Shadow, and Cobra Commander flanked by his troops. More coolness from Paramount and G.I. Joe today! I first saw the images on Comingsoon.net, check them out mirrored below.
We originally saw this featurette recording from a smart phone camera as it aired on WWE Raw, but now IMDB has the video in HD quality, and it is awesome. Yes, the same footage, yes the same music, but with some added behind the scenes stuff, this is a really great look at the film.
Between the character vignettes, the TV spots, and now this… wow. G.I. Joe: Retaliation video overload. Unfortunately the video is not embeddable (yet), but check it out at IMDB.com.
Big thanks to John from JoeArmory for the heads up.
Now with an embed, thanks to nailbiter111 from Comic Book Movie.
It’s quick and dirty, but I geeked out so hard over the Cobra Commander vignette that I had to do some quick screen grabs just to relish the awesomeness that is the G.I. Joe: Retaliation Cobra Commander. LOOK AT HIM. As an added bonus, note that Firefly apparently helps Storm Shadow free Cobra Commander. You can see him running around in one of the images below.
Man, I can’t wait until that G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie accurate Cobra Commander comes out—
…wait a minute. DANGIT HASBRO!!
Here it is, Joe fans! I think it’s fair to assume the character that most of us have been really excited to see in G.I. Joe: Retaliation is Cobra Commander. He’s such a central character to the entire scope of the franchise, and seemed so mishandled in the Rise of Cobra, many of us have really been dying to see what G.I. Joe: Retaliation would do for him
If this short video is any indication, I think we’ll be pretty damn pleased. We see Cobra Commander running, gunning, and looking generally bad ass. We see his personal helicopter taking off, and we get some confirmation that yes, indeed, Cobra Commander is the mysterious guy in the white uniform near the chambers that Storm Shadow breaks into.
Wow. I gotta see this thing. NOW.
LIKE RIGHT NOW!!!
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!
These TV spots actually popped up briefly yesterday on the GIJoeMovie YouTube channel, but were quickly marked as “Private” for some reason and not viewable. Well, that changed at some point in the past 24 hours, and now they’re up and ready to check out again.
It’s a good thing, too! No, there’s not a huge amount of new footage, but that scant couple of seconds with Cobra Commander departing the Water Moccasin surrounded by Cobra Troopers, Red Ninjas, and Storm Shadow? Totally worth it. Check out these two TV spots below. Also, a somewhat odd item to note.. The Terror Drome noticed that the date has changed in the TV Spot to March 28th. Whether that is meaningful or not, I’m not sure, but it something to note, anyway. It could just be referring to a special midnight premier, but figured it was at least worth pointing out.