Video interview with DJ Cotrona about Flint and G.I. Joe: Retaliation

I swear, I’m making efforts to try and not post every one of these things that I see but I’m really looking forward to seeing Cotrona’s portrayal of Flint in the new G.I. Joe: Retaliation film, so I do feel compelled to at least post this video interview from I Am Rogue.  It’s a pretty decent and blunt one-on-one with the actor.

Check it out embedded below.

What’s on Joe Mind Special Edition #26 – London Premiere and Jon Chu Interview!

As I mentioned in the GeneralsJoes post of the interview with G.I. Joe: Retaliation Director Jon M. Chu, there would be some accompanying audio… and here it is!

What’s On Joe Mind, “live” from the red carpet in London, our representatives Dave Tree (from Roll Out Roll Call and All the Cool Stuff) and Russell Sheath (contributor to Aint It Cool News) talk to DJ Cotrona, Elodie Yung, cover the Press Conference and sit down with Director Jon M. Chu himself!

An exclusive and intimate talk with the G.I. Joe: Retaliation director reveals some cool details about a potential directors’ cut of the DVD and possible content that was not in the final cut of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation film!  This thrilling special edition is live now on Podbean as well as embedded below.

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As of late, when most of us think of Retaliation and the color red, we think of how much of a knock out Adrianne Palicki looks in that red dress she is seen wearing in the trailers.  Well, red means something else when it comes to worldwide premiere’s of movies, it means the RED CARPET.  We Paramount UK afforded an opportunity for our man in the UK, Dave Tree, to attend the premiere and get a spot on the side of the carpet, we couldn’t pass it up.  Throw in an exclusive interview with Director Jon M. Chu, and it is a DONE DEAL!  WOJM is red carpet bound.  Check this show out as Justin and Gary comment on the movie and interviews, all the while throwing coverage back to London for updates from the premiere party.  Music, ninjas and celebs abound!  This is a CAN’T MISS special – once in a lifetime – edition of WOJM!

GeneralsJoes and WOJM Interview with G.I. Joe: Retaliation Director Jon Chu

G.I. Joe: Retaliation is right around the corner…  only mere days away!  The lucky folks over in London actually got their red carpet premiere last week, and both GeneralsJoes and the What’s on Joe Mind podcast were fortunate enough to have some representatives at the London premiere.

Dave Tree from All the Cool Stuff and Russ Sheath, contributor to Aint It Cool News both very kindly offered to cover the event on our behalf, and they knocked the ball out of the friggen park!  Hitting the red carpet, recording the press conference, and even getting a face-to-face interview with director Jon M Chu!

Most of the audio coverage from the red carpet and press conference event is now posted in audio format on Special Edition #26 of What’s on Joe Mind, but the interview with Jon Chu can be read below.  This is was a fantastic opportunity for both the podcast and this website, and we greatly appreciate Paramount, Mr. Chu, and of course Dave and Russ for getting this all together for us.  We are infinitely grateful for everyone’s participation and willingness to work with us.

Click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below to check out the full review!

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A pair of interviews offer some details, new footage from G.I. Joe: Retaliation

These interviews aren’t normally the most exciting thing to look forward to for an upcoming film, but when they actually reveal some new footage, that’s a different story!  UIPThailand has posted two video interviews up on YouTube, and there is actually some cool new footage mixed in amongst the questions and answers.  We see some behind the scenes stuff and more!

Check out the United International Pictures YouTube channel, or you can see them embedded below.  Thanks to BCYOJOE from HissTank for discovering these.

An embargo lifts, and the G.I. Joe: Retaliation set visit dam busts open

With the film premiere in Korea and Australia complete and things moving forward towards the UK and the United States, apparently the set visit reports, which were previously embargoed, have been green-lit and are ready for launch!  We have a bunch of various websites reporting on these visits and writing up different articles in regards to G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  Let’s go through them:

Screen Rant made their set visit before the film’s delay, now quite a while ago, and do a great job breaking down the visit and summarizing various interviews with cast and crew.  They visited Fort Pike, the NASA facility in New Orleans and write up a fantastic run down of various things we can expect based on their experiences.

Wow, the folks at Latino Review go all out for this set visit.  There’s a full blown video blog with El Mayimbe, Frosty (from Collider), and George from Arcade Sushi, and they break down the visit as well.  The links you see above are various different things that Latino Review brings to their site with the set visit, including tons of cast interviews, the video blog itself, and a whole lot more.  I think they really nailed this one.

Collider also posted the video blog recap that Latino-Review mentioned above, but dove into their set visit report, too, breaking down 25 (yes TWENTY-FIVE) things to know about the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation film.  Now, granted, they didn’t go as crazy as Twitziller with his 40 reasons to catch G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but 25 ain’t no slouch.  It’s a great article that you should definitely check out.  Also, as you can see above, they have posted a plethora of actor interviews straight from the set of the film.

You know what I love about these set visits?  Everyone is really doing something different.  Latino Review loads up on the interviews and does a video blog…  Collider runs with 25 things to know, and ComingSoon.net goes old school with some great G.I. Joe themed filecards, which each link to a different interview, up to eight in total.  A very unique way to present that.  I dig it.

IGN also made a visit, and does a terrific set visit report, too.  Rather than posting separate interviews with each cast member, they take some interview highlights and weave them into the content of the story itself, which is an effective tact, to be sure.  It’s very thorough and well presented.

As you all can see there are a ton of details here, a ton of links, and a veritable avalanche of G.I. Joe: Retaliation content.  Let it envelop you!  Two weeks to go!

No going back now – G.I. Joe: Retaliation premieres in Korea!

With what happened last year with the sudden delay in release, I suspect many Joe fans were sitting on pins and needles a little bit waiting to make absolutely certain G.I. Joe: Retaliation would launch as planned March 28th.  Lord knows I’ve seen plenty of jokes floating around about another delay…

Well, in Korea at least the worry has passed!  The film premiere for G.I. Joe: Retaliation is set to run in Korea on March 11th, which is today.  In fact right at this moment, it’s almost 10:00pm Korea time, so there may be folks there watching the movie right now.  I’m jealous of these people.

As proof of the event, check out some of the press images below of the press conference and premiere Q & A.

A trio of TV Spots on the G.I. Joe: Retaliation YouTube page

Two of these TV Spots have been uploaded before…  “Fist” and “Drive It” are both a couple of months old, but for whatever reason just showed up as re-uploaded to the G.I. Joe Movie YouTube Channel.  I’m thinking they may be updated all of these TV Spots in 1080p, but I’m not sure.

Regardless, I’ll take whatever excuse I can to check out footage from the upcoming movie, and I’m thinking most of you will, too.  Not only that, but a third TV spot entitled “Rock Solid” has now been uploaded as well.  While the name is new, the footage is the same.

Oh, wait a minute.  As was mentioned a couple of days ago, the release date of G.I. Joe: Retaliation has been changed (apparently) to March 28th.  These TV Spots all reflect the changed release date, so evidently Paramount is uploading all of the old TV Spots again, with the new release date.  Now it all makes sense.

Well, I’m here anyway, so here are those TV spots.  Enjoy!

Another day another reason why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be great. 36 more to go!

Continuing his roll over on Twitter, Twitziller has come up with Reason #37 why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will rock as we march on towards…well… March.  The film hits March 29th, a mere 37 days away.

#37:

One of the most unheralded G.I. Joe characters in the 30 year history of the brand, Flint has always been one of my “go to” guys when it came to my G.I. Joe roster.  Sure, he got some great face time in the Sunbow animated series, but I never felt like his character was captured perfectly.  To me, the indelible vision I have of Flint is the sequence from G.I. Joe #53, where a squad of Cobra Eels is sneaking in to sabotage the PIT, and as Flint tells Lady Jaye to run for it, he dives head first into the entire squad, taking them on hand-to-hand.

Flint’s battle prowess is only matched by his intelligence, being a Rhodes Scholar, and I’m excited that he appears to be a major player in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  I’ve enjoyed DJ Cotrona in other things I’ve seen him in, and I’m looking forward to his take on Dash Fairborne.

Check out previous entries below, and you can see the full list on GeneralsJoes right here.

PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND WWE® TEAM UP FOR “G.I. JOE: RETALIATION” PROMOTION

As one might suspect with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the current WWE champion, and also the feature lead in the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation film, it only makes sense for World Wrestling Entertainment to play some role in promoting the movie.

In fact, both Adrianne Palicki and DJ Cotrona were at the Elimination Chamber PPV on Sunday night, and also appeared in WWE Raw last night to promote G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  Just how much this promotion will impact ticket sales is unknown, but with The Rock’s huge following (both within wrestling circles and outside of them) it can only help.

Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the full press release!

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ComingSoon.net interviews an array of G.I. Joe: Retaliation personalities

With CinemaCon come and gone a couple of weeks ago, online sites are now starting to reveal the video interviews they did during the event.  Yesterday we saw a great interview with Jon Chu, and today Coming Soon posts a nicely edited series of conversations with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, DJ Cotrona, and director Jon M. Chu.

They all reflect nicely on the film’s place in G.I. Joe continuity (a “reboot” without really being a “reboot”), and how much the toyline and comic influenced the story they are telling this time around.  Quite interesting to note as well is The Rock speaking about Roadblock’s time training with Snake Eyes, and specifying that the character does not have an Arashikage tattoo in the film, but he may have one for “the next film”.  He says that with tongue firmly in cheek, but it was certainly cool to see it mentioned.  Sounds more and more like the whole Roadblock as a ninja element is something being much more marketed for toy purposes, and not so much a major part of the film itself, especially since we already saw Roadblock train with Snake Eyes in the IDW Prequel limited series.

Check out the interview on ComingSoon.com, or the embedded video below.

We’ve seen our share of video interviews…  this one is exceptionally well presented and has some great information and insight.  Definitely check this one out.