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!
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.
- Latino Review
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!
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:
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.
Collider.com has scored some exclusive images from G.I. Joe: Retaliation featuring Snake Eyes, Flint, Jinx, Roadblock, Duke, and Joe Colton. The images look to take place throughout various parts of the film, with the Joes in varying states of distress.
Check out the images at Collider, or mirrored below.
I know we’ve seen the Colton and shirtless Flint ones before, but the image of the four characters walking through fire is definitely a new one. If you look at Roadblock, too, it looks as if he’s holding that suitcase launching system that Firefly and Zartan have been using in so many of the TV Spots and trailers.
Okay, my mind is officially blown. Is it March 29th yet?!?
These character profiles are only 20 seconds long each, and they are KILLER. Action-packed with new footage, gunplay, and what looks like some serious parkour action. Wow. Very quick cuts, but a lot of gunfight awesomeness packed into 60 seconds worth of footage here. Check out the three character profiles for Duke, Flint, and Lady Jaye below, or at the Paramount International YouTube channel.
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.
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.
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!
While the “Ultimate” Flint is still a ways off, we have a Flint available in Wave 2 of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation line. Yes, he’s just a repaint of the version 1 Duke with a new head, but there are some merits to this figure as well. Enough merits to buy this one instead of the upcoming “Ultimate” version?
Check out my G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review page, or just hit up the link below.
Okay, I got the Tomahawk pictures up, and now the latest barrage is pictures of the new figures announced for Wave 3. This includes the following:
- Storm Shadow (Sunbow inspiration)
- Cobra Commander (Sunbow inspiration)
- “Ultimate” movie Flint
- “Ultimate” movie Roadblock
Check out these images over at the YoJoe.com Events page, and more discussion will happen here shortly.