G.I. JOE favorite Snake Eyes to throw out ceremonial first pitch

 

G.I. JOE FAVORITE SNAKE EYES TO THROW OUT CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH AS THE OAKLAND ATHLETICS TAKE ON THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS AT OAKLAND COLISEUM ON JULY 30TH 

Blockbuster Hit Film G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Debuts on Blu-ray & DVD July 30th
and on Digital July 16th

WHAT: To celebrate the July 30th Blu-ray and DVD debut of the worldwide hit G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, SNAKE EYES, one of the original and most popular members of the G.I. JOE team, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch when the Oakland Athletics host the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, July 30th. In G.I. JOE: RETALIATION SNAKE EYES is portrayed by actor and martial arts expert Ray Park, whose additional credits include Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace, X-Men and the television series “Heroes.”

Based on Hasbro’s popular G.I. JOE brand, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION stars Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum and Bruce Willis as the original G.I. JOE. The heart-pounding thrill ride will be available in a Blu-ray/DVD combo fully loaded with declassified special features, as well as on Blu-ray 3D, Digital and VOD.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 30th, 6:55 p.m.

WHERE: Oakland Coliseum
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94621

Regular Joes Podcast Episode 5 – Win an autograph from Ray Park!

Man, how do these guys rate?!  Only five episodes into their fun podcast and they already have an autograph from Ray Park to give away?!  This is obviously a high class establishment!

In all seriousness, Barry, Todd, and Dave have been deeply involved in the G.I. Joe realm for many years, and their perspective on geek topics are insightful and interesting. I would think most G.I. Joe fans can relate to them in a big way.  They contribute to the G.I. Joe Collectors Club newsletter, and give all of their opinions on the latest geek topics.

Episode Five is no different where they talk about convention season, and speak about having the opportunity to meet Ray Park himself at the Philadelphia ComicCon.  You can check out (or subscribe) to their show on iTunes, or hit up Libsyn.com as well and have a listen.  I think it’s worth your time!

Screen Team Media video interviews of the cast of G.I. Joe: Retaliation

These YouTube clips keep hitting, though these particular ones don’t feature any real footage, just some insight from the cast.  But the main characters aren’t the only ones getting video interviewed, and just showing what a large, ensemble cast this is, we have what look to be our first video interviews of Ray Park, Jonathon Pryce, and RZA from Scream Team Media, courtesy of Skinny Joe Fan!

Because there are so many interviews, check them out after the jump.

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Screen Grabs from G.I. Joe: Retaliation International trailers

So we’ve seen a number of International trailers flying around over the past few days, so I figured I’d take some time to grab some screenshots from those to add to the ongoing library.  I know I’ve noticed some very cool elements from this footage that I didn’t necessarily see over the first viewing.

To me, International Trailer “G” especially was eye opening.  I believe it’s been marketed as a Korean trailer, and features a heavy element of martial arts action, focusing on Storm Shadow specifically.  The sequence near the end where it appears as if Joe Colton is talking to Storm Shadow in a friendly way is especially interesting, leading to some speculation that Arashikage may be joining the good guys this time around.

We also get a very nice look at the Cobra helicopter and a front view of the HISS Tank.  Check out the screen grabs below.

International Trailer G (Korean Trailer?)

There have also been assorted other International trailers, and I’ve tried to grab some new screen shots from those as well, which you can see below

Other International Trailers

To see the trailers themselves click here for embedded videos of each.  I will also be adding all of this to the G.I. Joe: Retaliation SuperPage on an ongoing basis!

 

G.I. Joe: Retaliation images flood the ‘net!

Ahh, excellent!  One good thing about spending all day “off the radar” packing for the big move is that when I get back online, there’s usually some cool news to talk about.  Today, it involves a handful of images from G.I. Joe: Retaliation that have hit the web from StarkIndustries.ru.

Once again, it’s unknown where they are getting these images from, but the pictures are pretty damn nice anyway.  Some great action shots!  Check out the mirrored images below.

Official image of Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe: Retaliation hits the web!

Big thanks to Total Film, who are the first to broadcast this, though I’m honestly not sure if the image is theirs exclusively or not.  It features Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe: Retaliation in a threatening pose with pistol raised and ready to pop some caps!

Hit it up at Total Film, or just check out the mirrored image below.

The image features the always awesome Ray Park as Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which will hit theaters June 29, 2012.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation – Quick thoughts and screen caps

How can I possibly compose any “quick thoughts” about that 2:50 masterpiece of editing I’ve now watched about a dozen times tonight?  It’s going to be difficult.

Was it what I was expecting?  No.  Was it awesome?  YES.  I love the fact that they unleashed an almost full three minute trailer on us to start things off, rather than a 30 second Super Bowl tease.  Even for being an almost 3 minute trailer, it was crammed full of characters, action, fantasy, and most importantly… spirit.  The general themes and feel of G.I. Joe: A Real American hero can be somewhat intangible.  As ridiculous as it sounds for a children’s cartoon and toyline, I think to achieve the essence of G.I. Joe, you need to find that right balance between science fiction, fantasy, and hard-edged military action.

This trailer did that.

From the high energy ambush in the desert, to the high-flying ninja battle in the mountains, it’s immediately obvious that this film is going to try and cover several different bases all in one shot.  It’s going to try and overshadow and cast aside Rise of Cobra, and it’s going to try to reinvent the property without really “rebooting” the property.  The best of both worlds.

I find myself a bit shocked by some of the choices made, such as the potential deaths of Duke, Scarlett, and the rest of the Rise of Cobra cast, but that feeling is quickly forgotten in a hail of 50 caliber gunfire (from a Ma Deuce no less!) clashing swords, and Cobra FREAKING Commander.

This is no Cobra Commander in a goat-mask wannabe.  This is Cobra FREAKING Commander.  The minute you see him, you know who it is, and that is beautiful.  Something the original film was lacking in a big way.  My first impression?  WOW.  Upon 13 viewings?  Still WOW.  Even as I combed through the trailer to grab over 75 screen caps, I kept on having to watch segments over again, a big smile spreading my lips.

Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Jon Chu, Dwayne Johnson, Ray Park, Elodie Young, Bruce Willis, Ray Stevenson, Lee Byung-Hun, Adrianne Palicki, DJ Cotrona, and many others too numerous to name…  thank you.  Thank you all.  Even at just brushing up against 3 minutes, memories of The Rise of Cobra seem to be fading away, replaced by energy, enthusiasm, and pure excitement over what’s to come.  Well done.

As I said, I gathered together over 75 screen caps…they’re not gorgeous, but hopefully they at least capture some of the imagery and some of the coolness of this trailer.  Off to watch it again.

Twitterific updates from cast and crew of G.I. Joe Sequel

Well I spent some time yesterday retweeting and conversing over Twitter about recent updates from Jon Chu, Dwayne Johnson, and Ray Park, but realizing that not everyone who reads the site is a Twitter follower, I might as well recap here as well.

Nothing Earth shattering, but various folks involved in the production of the G.I. Joe movie sequel did Tweet about it a bit yesterday.  This is what was said:

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“Beast mode for GI Joe. Here comes the new era…http://say.ly/aGmtzK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jon M Chu

“Wait until u see @theRock as a GI Joe…. #beast”

“the suit. Is. Being. Built. @RAYPARKACTION bring it. #snakeeyesforever”

“See u soon @channingtatum !! Another epic adventure. Let’s get it.”

Ray Park

“@TheRock LOVE IT!!! Ok into my garage to workout after seeing Ur pic! Can’t wait to be Snake Eyes again!!”

“@jonmchu Fitting was fun the other day. It’s gonna look awesome! Can’t wait!!”

Obviously not a whole lot of news, but some confirmation of Channing Tatum’s return.  We already know that the new Snake Eyes uniform will be lipless, so it only makes sense a new suit is being designed.

Pretty cool updates all told.

GeneralsJoes SuperPage Updates/Additions

Well, it’s been a while.

Since we really didn’t know a whole lot about the lowdown of the 2012 releases for figures, vehicles, etc…  I had kind of left the SuperPage a jumbled mess.  Well, with the news this week that we now know how the first couple of assortments break down for 2012, I have updated the 2011/2012 G.I. Joe SuperPage with more accurate information.

Also, even though there isn’t a whole lot to talk about yet, I did add a SuperPage for the G.I. Joe film sequel, hitting in 2012.  Expect content there to explode as we get closer to release.

I know I’m way overdue on a review of the 2011 Convention set as well… trust me when I say it’s about 90% done, and it should be posted within the next 48 hours or so.  Thanks for your patience!

IMDB leaks some potentially spoilery G.I. Joe: Renegades intel?

Movie site IMDB has posted some updated G.I. Joe: Renegades information, and some of it is pretty spoiler-rific!  I will post the content of the updates after the “jump” so people don’t stumble on the spoilers inadvertently.  Some might say that the information within IMDB is unreliable, but the movie site posted the G.I. Joe: Renegades episode titles a good 6 months ago, and the information was right on the money.

Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below to read all of the details!

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