Collider speaks to DJ Cotrona and Adrianne Palicki about G.I. Joe: Retaliation

There has been a slight flurry of interviews over the past few weeks in regards to G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but I think this one has been one of my favorites.  DJ Cotrona and Adrianne Palicki talk to Collider about the tone of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, what they used for inspiration and what homages we can expect.  Cotrona talks about some of his parkour training and they break down the realistic tone of the film, while still trying to maintain a sense of fun and excitement.

Check out the embedded video below, or check out Collider itself.

AMC Theaters talks to the cast and crew of G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Thanks to Twitter bud toycollector962 for pointing out some great video interviews with the folks involved in the production of G.I. Joe: Retaliation…  nothing new or ground breaking, but still, some interviews we have not yet seen (that I’m aware of).

Check them out below!

Even more press images and posters for G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Big thanks to The Terror Drome for digging up a nice wealth of press images and the character posters without that distracting text from Stark Industries!  I’ve gone ahead and mirrored them all below, and I’m loving them.  The character posters are especially cool without the text on the top of them.

Check out the gallery below, and again thanks to The Terror Drome for locating these.

Machinima interviews the cast of G.I. Joe: Retaliation

I should have known the news wouldn’t stop just because I was finishing a seminar in Kansas City and flying back home…  got some catch up posts to do tonight, so expect a mini barrage of catch up.

In celebration of the trailer’s launch Machinima sat down and spoke with the cast (and director) of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and interjected plenty of humorous outtakes as well.

Jon Chu does explain why there is no video game planned, and we learn all about DJ Cotrona’s hot crotch.  If that’s not a “must watch” I don’t know what is.

Check out the embedded video below.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation showcases a bit of the Flint/Lady Jaye romance

The MTV Movie Blog has just gotten around to posting an update from one of their Toy Fair interviews by the looks of it, and in it they talk to DJ Cotrona and Adrianne Palicki about the relationship between Flint and Lady Jaye in the movie.  From the sounds of it, the two characters have a bit of a past before we see it take shape in the film, but it continues to evolve in ways that fans should enjoy.

Check out the video right here, or embedded below.

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.

DJ Cotrona and Adrianne Palicki profess love for girls toys in Moviefone interview

Another day, another great interview from Mike Ryan of the Huffington Post (which is then posted on Moviefone, who is owned by AOL…  uhhh..  I give up).

Corporate weirdness aside, Mike Ryan has not been ashamed of his nerdy backgrounds throughout Toy Fair weekend, which is great for us, because I think he’s managed to get the best interviews of G.I. Joe: Retaliation cast and crew.

Unfortunately this interview apparently “wraps up” the Toy Fair coverage, but it’s another great one, as DJ Cotrona admits his feelings for the initial Rise of Cobra film, and name drops Larry Hama.

Adrianne Palicki is apparently more familiar with Jem and the Holograms than she is with Lady Jaye, but she’s a girl, we’ll let that slide.  Meanwhile, you have to check out the latest interview right here, it’s another good one, and even without any real break through information, it immediately makes me once again feel good about the direction of this film and how the stars feel about it.

Check it out here.

Super Hero Hype posts interviews from G.I. Joe: Retaliation cast

While many of us low level fan sites were ushered out of the city after the exciting event on Saturday, the “big boys” are still lurking around talking to cast members from G.I. Joe: Retaliation. was among those sites, and they’ve posted a few video interviews on!  Check out the interviews below and some interesting snippets from each.

Thanks much to Ghost Man for the heads up.

Also try to ignore the ComingSoon dude who calls the film G.I. Joe: Retribution.  Good thing they let those guys get the good interviews and not us folks who don’t know what we’re doing, huh?

Jon Chu

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Lorenzo DiBonaventura

DJ Cotrona and Adrianne Palicki

DJ Cotrona confirmed for role in G.I. Joe sequel

Just yesterday we posted rumors about RZA and DJ Cotrona being possibly linked to the G.I. Joe sequel.  Well, even though Jon Chu has been retweeting several articles in reference to RZA, the first semi-official confirmation is for DJ Cotrona, and it comes from the Twitter page of G.I. Joe 2 scribe Rhett Reese.  In a response to staffer Echo7Solo, he writes:

“…that one I can confirm. DJ in the movie!”

Rumors abound that Cotrona will be playing famous Warrant Officer Flint in the Joe sequel, and I think he would make a great one.  Granted, most folks haven’t seen his work, but as a huge fan of Detroit 187, I’m pretty familiar with him.  He certainly wasn’t the strongest personality on that show, but I think he would still make a fine Flint.  Check out a YouTube embed below for some of his work:


Again, not the strongest personality in the show, but he’s got a great foundation and a bunch of potential.

Does G.I. Joe 2 have its Flint and Blind Master?

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.