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Ray Park Goes JOE!!

Merrick here...
Ray Park (Darth Maul from STAR WARS EPISODE I, Toad in the first X-MEN film) has apparently been cast as Snake Eyes in the G.I. JOE movie.
So says THIS ARTICLE at Not sure what's happening to Ray in that picture, but...

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  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Gi Joe

    by rxse7en

    Fine It's Really Satisfying, Thanks.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST




  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST

    my first, first

    by marcode

    Go Joe

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST




  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST

    The Knight

    by rxse7en

    Note the subtle classiness of my firsty.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Good Choice.

    by tj donkey show

    Sounds like good casting to me. Must fight urge to....FIRST!! I feel so dirty.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST

    OH BOY! Make him cuties like Bumblebee!!!

    by redfist

    I just want to see him shrug his shoulders and cock his head to the side with the Huuummmmm expression and then pull his sword and chop and man in half.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Chakie Chas as Stormshadow!

    by major_tom_aint_dead

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST


    by Err

    GI JOE!

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Yaaaaaawn . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    Will he be voiced by Peter Serafinowicz? And I don't believe AICN ever reported it, but I read somewhere they cast Jude Law's no-talent ex to play the Baroness. I can't think of her name at the moment. She was in that movie Factory Girl. This movie is sounding more and more shitty. They need to bring in William "The Fridge" Perry pronto or there is no hope for it.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Sienna Miller!

    by Nice Marmot

    That's who it is. I read she's playing the Baroness. Stupid.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST

    will this be serious?

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    or a spoofy joke of a movie like so many other re-makes we've seen? <p>but it might work better as a silly, Starsky and Hutch kind of movie. cuz i men, come on, blue and red lasers that never that never hit anyone? <p>i could go on, but my bosses are starting to mill about.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Nice to see him getting some work.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Maybe someday he'll get a job with actual lines and where you can see his natural face.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST


    by keyserSOZE

    there was some magazine about five or six years ago (maybe more, i can't remember) that had an article on how they would "dream cast" a live action GI Joe...and Ray Park was the choice for Snake Eyes. i wish i could remember what magazine it was...Wizard? Premiere? can't remember for the life of me...

  • That Ghostbusters song was rubbish.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Fucking Sweet

    by calnorso

    He really is the perfect choice to portray Snake Eyes, he's a good character actor and he brings a lot of heart to his characters. Unlike the rest of those chodes from the Star Wars prequels who couldn't give a fuck about the Star Wars universe. And did I mention he's a badass martial artists. Finally some decient casting from Hollywood

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Looks like Iggy Pop minus the years of drugging

    by Lance Rock

    nice streaks, dude!

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    About time they give Ray another good role

    by cloak582

    This guy is an amazing martial artist and knows how to fit a movie role. I'm surprised that he has not been cast in other action films. GO JOE!

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Angry Gay Male

    by Turd Furgeson

    That picture is rediculous.... Dude, put a fucking shirt on.. That picture oooozzzes Lance Bass.....

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Thank God

    by Series7

    I was really wondering what happened to guy. He looks like Wes Borland from Limp Bizkit.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Poor guy- casting directors only love his body...

    by Rubiks Doob

    Snake-Eyes wears a mask and doesn't talk so it could be Brad Pitt in there and no one would know the difference.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    He'll receive PRIMO placement in the movie trailer...

    by Abin Sur

    ...and be in the film for about 10 minutes.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Ohh yeah

    by Series7

    I failed to mention, that lets see if he can act. Wait I just realized that Ray Park is like a little Flipply guy and G.I. Joe is all about Lazer cat guns? Unless he is Snake Eyes? You know who would make a good Duke Matt Dameon. And Lewis C.K. as Blizzard, or who ever the red headed older Snow GI joe is.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Sgt. Slaughter....

    by zyuray2

    ... as Sgt. Slaughter.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST


    by chrth

    Great casting.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Ballistic: Ecks Vs Sever

    by daveh

    Did anyone see Ray Park in Ecks Vs Sever? It was a shite film but even so Park had some lines in it and he delivered them verrrryy slowwwlly. Still looking forward to a GI Joe film could be cool. What was the name of the White Ninja in GI Joe by the way? You know the one Snake Eyes would fight?

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:10 a.m. CST

    keyserSOZE: It might've been InQuest magazine

    by chrth

    They used to do the casting couch a lot.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:10 a.m. CST

    daveh: Storm Shadow

    by chrth


  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    G.I. Joe Will Tank


    "A real international-one-world-government-united-nations hero! Fighting evil America!"

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    When did they cast Simon LeBon???

    by lynxpro

    Wow...that Simon LeBon sure gets around these days. Full time touring with Duran Duran and now being cast as Snake Eyes. How does he do it? But seriously, THEY BETTER CAST DONNIE YEN AS STORM SHADOW!

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    I take that back...I prefer "Wild Boys" to "Notorious", especially with that Russell Highlander directed video by the same name.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    The real question is

    by Rufferto

    IS it still a real "Brussels" Hero? Someone said this before and I think it was shear brilliance, Cobra Commander should be Willam Defoe but something tells me he'd be wasted on this movie if the scripts as bad as I've heard. Great choice though I suppose. But only if old Snake doesn't have to emote. Just cause he's mute doesn't mean he would never be required to act (maybe more so at certain times). He can be pretty emotional. Or maybe just Scarlett could act for the both of them. Oh who am I kidding. The people working on this aren't thinking half as seriously about this. They probably just want to get this shit joke movie based on toys done as quickly asap. ....

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    You know it be true.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Make it so.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Perfect casting with that one.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST

    He's like 5'5", isn't he?

    by SimpleSandwiches

    He's of short stature isn't he? Midget Snake Eyes running around. Hrumph.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Im not sure I buy this....

    by tile_mcgillus

    GIJOE fans have been screaming his name for years but until I hear official casting word I am going to assume it is a fan prank/wish.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Destro = Laurence Fishburne

    by keyserSOZE

    you know Cowboy Curtis would rock as Destro.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:24 a.m. CST

    and actually, re: his height...

    by keyserSOZE

    it would have been pretty badass to get Mark Dacascos as Snake Eyes in this, but I guess he's too busy hosting Iron Chef...

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Beat me to it

    by Omar B

    He's way too short for Snake Eyes, way too short ... Shorter than Tom Cruise short.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Pork Chop Sandwiches!!!

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    I hope they have a scene where Spiderman calls the Joe house, and Snake Eyes picks up the phone. "Hello? Is someone there?"

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Jar Jar as Stalker?

    by Sad_Lieutenant

    [Someone had to say it]

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Awesome, I've been saying this....

    by Mosquito March

    ...since the one-two punch of Darth Maul and the Headless Horseman. And if they can nail Snake Eyes by casting Park, they have my full attention.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Thanks chrth.

    by daveh

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Isn't Park fairly decrepid now?

    by INWOsuxRED

    I thought he was having health problems or something. Did they actually audition him, or did they just cast Darth Maul, sight unseen because he might get a mild fanboi pop, or because he knows some karate or something? You'd think someone else in the world would learn some impressive martial arts during the decade since Phantom Menace came out.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST

    snake eyes with a two sided light saber?

    by pikagreg

    pretty much every movie would be better with light sabers

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:43 a.m. CST


    by Err


  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Movies with lightsabers....

    by Darth Macchio

    Dude...EVERYTHING is better with lightsabers. Picnics. Imaginary tea parties. Insurance meetings. Protests and marches. Elementary school photos. Krispy Kreme donut shops. Walmart. Senior-citizen themed restaurants. Theme parks. Seriously, what on this Earth is not better with the addition of lightsabers? Much less dual-bladed lightsabers? Carvel ice cream cake is just ice cream cake. But Carvel ice cream cake with a dual-bladed lightsaber is super AWESOME.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Will they have all the masked characters

    by INWOsuxRED

    constantly pulling off their masks like Spider-Man, because Hollywood can't accept characters who don't show their face all the time? I imagine constant conversations where Destro, Snake-Eyes, Stormshadow, and Cobra Commander are removing their masks to give lectures in between blurry cgi "fighting".

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    That picture really is...

    by Ghostball

    pretty funny! Lol!

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST


    by Flaggg

    There is NOTHING about this moving that is appealing. NOTHING. It's not GI JOE anymore. It's NOT being done by a quality DIRECTOR. And so far it has SHIT for actors. <BR> Talk about a movie that is only going to gross 50 million worldwide -- most of it in toys, I bet. Idiots. Hollywood is fucking clueless.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Would have picked him for Tunnel Rat

    by finky089

    or Firefly, or maybe Beachhead or a Dreadnok, but Snake Eyes? He seems a bit short for him, too. Eh, whatever. I can't say i'm all that jazzed for this flick anyway. <p> Cobra lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    His voice is as close to Latta's as you're gonna get. Use him and I'll give this sucker an automatic free pass.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Oh, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Flint...

    by Shermdawg

    ....would be awesome as well.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Rutger Hower from Blind Fury as Snake Eyes, that kid as his dog

    by Heckles

    Perfect casting

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    This film is dead on arrival.

    by uss cygnus

    As soon as they did the UN thing with the joe team...INSTANT DEATH.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Has anyone read Gi joe reloaded?

    by Rufferto

    by devils due. That should be your movie right there. I've only read the first two books but it was a great read. They cleaned up some of the goofy stuff about Cobra commanders origin and made me root for the villain more then I already had. I love the idea of a homegrown terrorist but that would just wouldn't be kosher for Hhollywood. O well... I hope there international opinion polls are accurate and they've placed the Joes in the least offensive country on earth otherwise they can't be heroic...

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Shermdog, we are on the same page...

    by lynxpro

    I was going to suggest DaFoe as Cobra Commander too, but I had to stop posting to drive to work before I could log back on, only to find out that you beat me to the suggestion.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Destro is not black...

    by lynxpro

    Destro is Scottish, contrary to the vocal acting cast for the toons of yesteryear. Hence my suggestion of Gerard Butler for the role.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Brian White is a martial artist, and he's completely wasted on CBS's *Moonlight*.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:07 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Because he already looks like him, plus Zartan needs to be a musical artist for when him and his crew poses as the fake rock band Slither. Question is, can Ray Park break dance?

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Hawk needs to be tough. I don't know why they didn't play him as such in the 'toon - 'cos he was in the comics - in favor of that clownshoes Master Sarg named Duke who didn't even pop up in the comics until like issue 21.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:09 a.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Cobra Commander's outfit can easily be translated to film. I'll accept black if you have to go that route, but for the majority he must have the raghead look.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Nah, Sam Neil should be Hawk.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Heck, might as well cast her as the Baroness since Hollywood probably wouldn't cast Bellucci due to her age. Might be cool to see her go up against Sienna Miller or Scarlett Johansen. Me thinks she looked better on the BBC's *Jeckyll* than on NBC's *Bionic Woman*.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Duke shouln't even be around. Flint>Duke

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Totally perfect casting. I have enough suggestions for a trilogy.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Cobra Commander plead -part 3

    by Shermdawg

    Work "I was once a man." into the film some way, some how.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Billy Zane as Mindbender

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Well, even though I think Duke is clownshoes, he's the most well-known character besides Snake Eyes. But I agree, Duke's half brother Flint is better.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    I'm gonna get flamed for that one.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:14 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Gotta compensate him for not getting the role of Kirk in the *Star Trek* reboot since Abrams is a gimp.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Falcon was his half brother...

    by Shermdawg

    ...not Flint. But only in the cartoon universe.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Great casting BUT get BAY and it better be American!!!

    by picardsucks

    Is this really going to be the PC slightly gay, very anti-american global based in Brussels, without any patriotic feeling and certainly no reference to islamic facists. Or is it going to be a big fun Michael Bay popcorn movie version of the 80's toon with Duke, Flint, Scarlett, Roadblock, Shipwreck, Destro, Cobra Commander, Baroness (No Dr. Mindbender please) If they do it right as an over the top Patriotic, moralistic, fun popcorn flick with clear good guys and clear bad guys then it will work. Because all these anti-American, or ambiguous anti-American military films are really breaking records at the box office. Hope Hollywood gets it this time and I want Bay, yes Bay!!!!!, to direct. No one does the big fun militarisitic good guys versus bad guys thing as well as him!!! Bay mother fuckers Bay!!!! And GI Joe is a Real American Hero, not a real, asembeled group of multi-cultural, politically correct, bland crap.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Because Carnahan already had Zartan's Dreadnoks appear in his movie *Smokin' Aces* under different names.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    And Chuck Norris for Flint, Donnie Yen for Stormshadow

    by picardsucks

    That Josh guy from Transformers for Duke, Scarlet Johansen for Scarlet, Gerard Butler for Destro (Genius!!)Dafoe for Cobra Commander sounds very good, Monica Bellucci as Baroness also very good, Shatner as General Hawk, Fuck we can cast this thing today!!!

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    My semi-complete casting...

    by Shermdawg

    Hawk: Sam Neil <br> Flint: Jeffrey Dean Morgan <br> Scarlett:Alicia Witt <br> Lady Jaye: Mila Jovovich <br> Roadblock : Terry Crews <br> Wild Bill: Jason Lee <br> Shipwreck: Steve Buscemi <br> Dusty: Barry Pepper <br> Doc: Andre Braugher <br> Lifeline: Michael Shanks <br> Gung Ho: Vince Vaughn <br> R.Lee Ermey: Beach Head <br> Sgt.Slaughter as himself <br> Bazooka & Apine: Undecided, but needed for comic relief <br> Cobra Commander: Willem Dafoe <br> Zartan: Sean Bean <br> Baroness: Catherine Zeta-Jones (or Claudia Black if they give her a chance.) <br> Major Bludd: Ben Stiller <br> Tomax & Xamot: Julian McMahon <br> Serpentor: Arnold Vosloo <br> Pythona: Rebecca Romijn <br> Nemesis Enforcer: Glen "Kane" Jacobs

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Please go away all you PICARDSUCKS of the world

    by Samus Aran

    picardsucks, please stop asking for garbage. I really don't hope for more Bay garbage. But, you really are going to get what you wish. Stephen Sommers is really no different from Michael Bay. Stephen Sommers and Michael Bay and several other directors are just jerks that could have just as easily ended up as studio executives or amublance chasing lawyers or something like that. They don't give a damn about this stuff. They just follow a stupid formula that seems to be working in the box office. All that Michael Bay and Stephen Sommers cares about at the end of the day is their money just like the lawyers and Studio Executives that they should've been. picardsucks, I doubt you even know the name of a talented director. You don't seem to really love movies. You also don't seem to even really like GI Joe. I am so saddened to see such a potentially terrific movie that could have been on almost the same level as Star Wars just wasted and thrown in the muck like this. I'm not happy to see that some forgettable piece of fluff is going to be the final chapter of GI Joe. It could have been an epic trilogy that stood next to my Lord of the Rings and Star Wars (Original Trilogy-not bullshit new trilogy) Blu-Ray sets. How sad. But Ray Park seems to be a fine choice for Snake Eyes- but who cares when Stephen Sommers is directing. Give me a director with a heart and a brain.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    the role of snake eyes calls for charm and appeal...

    by BigTexas42

    This is pretty good casting - Ray park never struck me as a good actor - his roles have always been based on his martial arts abilities, not his ability to deliver a line. The role of snake eyes is silent, wich makes this casting, in a word, ideal. While we have the casting couch out, how about either dennis quaid or greg kinnear as duke, aaron eckart as shipwreck, michael clark duncan as roadblock, 1993 nicole kidman as lady jaye, and the "you might be a redneck" guy for the helicopter pilot guy. Also, get Glen danzig for Zartan and Juliet Lewis for Zarana. I like morpheus as destro. I like cyclops as xamot and tomax. Doesn't matter who plays the body of cobra commander because Chris Latta MUST do the voice.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:34 a.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Latta's been dead for years.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Big Texas...

    by lynxpro

    Danzig as Zartan. Interesting. He was always suggested online for Wolverine up until the X-Men flick debuted. He could sing too. Same goes for Henry Rollins. I think Manson would sell better, and probably come off naturally as a skitzo without Zartan was originally intended to be.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Makes Sense

    by zombiezeus

    Except he's short. This is going to be a cutesy 'safe' action movie with a lot of broad character touches (Duke doesn't drink soda, so he's a ninny! Flint drinks whatever he wants 'cause he's cooler! They become friends in the end!) and heavily contrived action setpieces where we're left to say 'oh, come ON!' Though personally I think the ultimate G.I. Joe movie would star Chuck Norris, Mr. T, Steven Seagal, Jean Claude Van Damme, and any other 80's action star that would do it in a balls-to-the-wall-who-cares-about-physics-or-reality action extravaganza that blows up every landmark in the world and would make John Wayne weep into his cereal bowl for being so got-damned patriotic and action-packed. Instead we'll get a middling cutesy super-politically correct loud noise and big explosion cheesefest--but it will be the wrong kind of cheese.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Danzig was suggested, but never considered for Wolvie.

    by Shermdawg

    Thank god.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    HA HA HA!!

    by Blackguard

    Another role where he doesn't speak. LOL! He's like this generations David Prowse except with the Karate. Boy has Hollywood run out of ideas. I really hope the writers strike sparks some new ideas............

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Now that would be funny. Give Chuckles - usually considered one of the most worthless Joe characters - a prominent behind-the-scenes role. He wouldn't even have to change wardrobes, he could just wear what he does on *Burn Notice* currently. Sherm, can you help me on this? Who's the black haired character who smoked a cigar who also was under deep cover? For some reason, I can remember the illustration of him on the figure pack, but I cannot remember the character's name.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Waaaaay off-topic, but...

    by Shermdawg

    ...when are we gonna get some Dark Crystal 2 news?

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST


    by Shermdawg


  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Give MCD some competition.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Ray Park?

    by dr_buggerlugs

    What? Is it 1999 again? Where has this fella been?

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Gi Joe really the next Star Wars?

    by Pipple

    Or will the special edition of the prequels be the next star wars?

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    I like that choice

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Based solely on his acrobatic skills in the "Phantom Menace" duel. Snake Eyes wears a full face mask and doesn't talk, so it's not like complete "acting" will be involved, so anyone who cries about that can shut the f*ck up right now. The whole movie should be based on the "Silent Interlude" story from 1983-84 where Firefly and Destro storm Snake Eyes' cabin in the woods.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    David Tennant would also work. Sean Bean and Sean Pertwee are almost interchangable in my mind too.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Abominable Snowcon

    by FleshMachine

    i agree..not a bad choice maybe (maybe too short?) but silent interlude was the one with the castle and snake eyes and storm shadow (first appearance)...the cabin thing was a few issues later. anyway they really should base the film on all those comics though..they were awesome! im excited about the film...but also pretty skeptical.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Settle Down Samus it's GI Joe not Fellini

    by picardsucks

    And Bay could make it fun. If you want to dig up Kurosawa and have Dr. Mindbender reanimate him I'm sure he could do something more artistic. They are making a great Patriotic cartoon into a big popcorn flick, not ripping off The Hidden Fortress as Lucas did to make Star Wars. Scorcese, Coppola, Peter Jackson, Spielberg, nor even Mel Gibson would direct this movie. If you are going to be a prick go back to inserting your Low Light action figure into your butt. I loved GI JOE as a kid and I want it to be fun and an American Patriotic film for a new generation of kids. I think Bay could do it. Besides the flames on Optimus I think he successfully morphed the other great 80's cartoon into a big fun faithful interpretation.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    I've liked him so far on *Bionic Woman*. He could beef up Doc's character.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Prequal Special Editions

    by Samus Aran

    How could the special editions of the prequals be the next Star Wars? The prequals are completely useless. It doesnt matter how you reorginize that BS, those cannot be reworked into decent movies. And yes, GI Joe could potentially be up there with Star Wars. But only if a director has enough respect for it- that is highly unlikely, and obviously with Stephen Sommers in charge is not the case. Stephen Sommers doesn't respect shit.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    And I love Danzig as Zartan

    by picardsucks

    Rollins would be good too.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, noon CST


    by lynxpro

    I find that amusing.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    A real United Nations Hero

    by Samus Aran

    Hey Picardsucks, I agree with you completely that the anti american pc bullshit direction that they are taking is disgusting. The only people that are more patriotic than me are the soldiers out in Iraq. But the people making the decisions not to make GI Joe, a real american hero are the same people that put Stephen Sommers in charge, and they just as easily could have gone with Bay. The only thing that matters to those studio execs more than money, is feeling guilty about how much money they make and feeling guilty about living in a great and prosperous country. Anyway, I am not some huge GI Joe fanboy. I only had a few GI Joes growing up, but I just really appreciated the story and the vehicle designs and characters. I see an enormous amount of potential in that story, and I think Hollywood doesn't see any potential in a "toy movie".

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Matthew McConaughey as Wild Bill

    by KentButabi

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Ray's Chat with his agent..

    by Redbox

    Hey Ray, it's Larry. Yeah, Larry your agent! I got a great part for you! It's in a big movie! Yeah and it's perfect for you! Yeah, they saw the Darth Maul stuff and said you would be perfect. Script? umm, no, you can't see the script yet. Don't worry, it's a big part. You'll be on screen a lot. The good news is you don't have to shave that new beard you grew.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    seconded on McConaughey...

    by lynxpro

    Michael Wincott could be an alterate pick for Cobra Commander. I remember back in the days of FidoNet how much people were jazzed with the rumor that he would play a younger Palpatine for the Prequel films. Of course, that didn't happen.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    This is for Duke.....This is for the Joes....

    by Reel American Hero

    And for the U S Of A!

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    You know what is going to suck about this movie?

    by Reel American Hero

    I'm fully hyped to see this thing, but with the whole we have to be PC we can't say American Hero, they won't be able to put a cover of the classic theme on there. At the most we'll get the crappy theme song from the early '90s version in which one episode had Cobra Commander be defeated by a group of kindgergartners. I swear to god it happened, and I thought it was crap even as a kid.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    I wanna say the theme was like...

    by Reel American Hero

    Got to get tough...Go Joe! Repeated over and over for like 30 seconds.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    I don't know of which you speak.

    by Shermdawg

    The cartoon ended with the movie. There was nothing afterwards. <br><br> Do not argue with me on this. <br><br> IT ENDED.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:22 p.m. CST

    The question really becomes how many

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    of the Joes will they have. When Hasbro re-issued GI Joe, and instead of the twelve-inch action figure it became a small team of Star Wars size action figures, there were only nine soldiers. Grunt, Snake Eyes, Breaker, Stalker, Scarlett, Rock n Roll, Flash, okay I forget the rest without having to look it up online (was Hawk one of the original 9, Duke wasn't). And then when Hasbro rolled out the first set of vehicles they added a few more Clutch, Steeler, and so on. So the question is how many Joes will they have? Now for once Anchorite and I agree on something. This has the potential to be great. It also has the potential to blow chunks. Ray Park is a good start, despite his height. Someone posted they only wanted him for his body. Well as Snake Eyes does not speak.......

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:23 p.m. CST

    GI Joe could potentially be up there with Star Wars

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Thanks for the laughs Samus

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    GI joe does not have to be a period piece

    by Rufferto

    considering what's going on in the world today it'd be more relevant set in the present. What should of been an 80's period piece about something relevant like an energy crisis and a struggle for resources was Transformers and that boat didn't just sail away it was bombed. "It's like whoosh!"

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST


    by Darth Thoth

    I still think this movie is going to suck though but this was a good casting move me thinks. Glad Ray is getting some work.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST


    by Anna Valerious

    Well, zero. I consider having fame whore Sienna Miller to be a minus one.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST

    So much for Iron Fist

    by DOGSOUP

    They seem to like him not talking.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:35 p.m. CST


    by Samus Aran

    Kwisatzhaderach, I know where you are coming from. But the jackasses in Hollywood would laugh right along with you. It's attitudes like your lack of vision that is why Nothing truly great ever gets made. Star Wars could have seemed like nothing more than cool vehicles and cool looking characters, if a strong story and good directing hadn't been added. GI Joe also is just awesome vehicle designs and cool looking characters, but if you take an already strong story and make it stronger and give the movie good direction, this could be a truly memorable movie. Nobody tries to make anything as great as Star Wars anymore because they don't even believe it can be done. It can be.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    I like Park

    by Series7

    But Tony Jee Should be snake eyes, and just dub his voice and keep the mask on. Though this is Steven Summers, and it will all be CGI and Wire Work anyway. I really think they messed up letting Summers direct this, he should have done transformers and Bay should have done this. Bay of course would have monderized it but i think he could have been more faithful to the concept. Plus as Bay likes to put it, he makes movies about People, and since GI joe are all people. Summers likes to show off his special effects and Transformers should have been all about the Transformers, they should'nt have been secondary players.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell

    by Series7

    Needs to be in the movie and he needs to be ShipWreck, make him lose a little weight and he's there. Make Park Storm Shawdow. Lewis C.K. as Snow Job. and lets face it the Rock is going to be in here somewhere. Fuck most of the cast of the Mummy movies could take a Joe Role easily.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Jet Li As Storm Shadow

    by That 70s Venom


  • Dec. 5, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    Not that I care at all about this movie, but

    by kafka07

    the casting choice could have been worse.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Snake Eyes has a love interest? WTF?

    by warp11

    Scarlet is his love interest? The dude can't even talk.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    The movie is going to suck anyway!

    by ViktorBC

    Even Harry, who is Mr-Hippie Hollywood Liberal wanna-be himself, said it would suck since they are going with an "international feel". There isn't a Hollywood liberal anywhere who would have a clue on how to diect a REAL AMERICAN HERO. They should get Stallone to direct and Bruce Willis to star.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Nope, it's canon. Scarlett and Snake Eyes hooked up.

    by Reel American Hero

    Which I always thought a bit odd, considering I thought he was supposed to be all mangled up under the mask in addition to being a mute. I want to say he was involved in a car accident or something, hence the fuckedupness of his face and all that.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 1:32 p.m. CST

    "Latta's been dead for years."

    by BigTexas42

    Really? Shit. Well, cross him off, then. <P> DaFoe will do.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    A) Series7 B)warp11

    by Redbox

    A) No lines. Snake Eyes is mute and his face is gone, because.. He saved Scarlett from a burning helicopter, but the window exploded in his face, damaging his face and vocal cords. While lifting Scarlett from the rubble his head caught on fire. b) Scarlett loves him because.. He saved her from a burning helicopter!!!

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 1:38 p.m. CST


    by Redbox

    Snake Eyes is the mac daddy ass-kicking reason you like Ninjas if you're under 40. Give the man his due.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 1:55 p.m. CST

    He will not talk...... He will SING!!!

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    Hope they don't change his muteness.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 1:55 p.m. CST

    How could anyone think this is a good idea??

    by IndustryKiller!

    The series is absolutely unadaptable by Hollywood standards.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Gary Oldman as Cobra Commander

    by Abominable Snowcone

    That'd be fuckin'AWESOME!! Although Dafoe would be an inspired choice as well. How about Crispin Glover? George Clooney for Flint. Or maybe Kurt fuckin' Russell! Julianne Moore for Scarlett. Doesn't matter, because the movie will fail. I liked GI Joe as a kid, but the concept is so absurd I don't see it working in reality. I'm talking about weapons with lasers that don't kill people. Having no grunt troops but rather a colorful "expert" for each field of war. It's just gay.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:03 p.m. CST

    This movie's gonna suck because...

    by vezner2007

    of them making GI Joe a UN force. Bottom line. No fan of the original cartoon will like it except for a small minority. I guarantee that this movie is going to fail.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    ULTIMATE Joe Casting

    by vulcanjedi

    Here it is: COBRA COMMANDER: Willem Dafoe and NO one else!!! DESTRO: Gerard Butler BARONESS: CAST ZARTAN: Sean Bean MAJOR BLUDD: Schneider from One Day at a time ;) David Wenham STORM SHADOW: Takeshi Kaneshiro HAWK: Robert Patrick DUKE: Mark Wahlberg FLINT: Jim Caviezel ROADBLOCK: Micheal Clark Duncan SCARLETT: Jennifer Garner LADY JAYE: Jessica Biel DUSTY: Nathan Fillion SHIPWRECK: Benjamin Brat Talk amongst yourselves.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m. CST


    by SeXX ED

    ... great casting, although absolutely NO interest in this movie still.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    HMMM Gary Oldman as CC would be sweet!!!

    by picardsucks

    I first thought of Dafoe as well but Oldman would own!!! I still want Chuck Norris (minus his beard) as Flint as the groups grizzled kick ass veteran. And prob the only cast memeber who won't be some unknown gay underwear model looking new supposed hollywood action star. Only Chuck Norris can offer the Joes street cred!!! And once again no PC United Nations bullshit!! Fuck the UN, throw some Brit commandos on the team because they are hard core and a German Leopard tank commander and even maybe a french special forces dude (Jean Claud van Dam) skilled in the deadly art of Savate!!! But the core group must be real American Heroes. and fuck Steven Summers, Bay must direct!!!!

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Major Bludd is always a stumbling block 4 me... Maybe Vincent Cassel. He could actually make the character cool. I'm amending my suggestion for Robert Patrick as Hawk...could also be done by Kurt Russell.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    He'd pwn with an M-60.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:35 p.m. CST

    New Michael Bay script revealed

    by Abominable Snowcone

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:37 p.m. CST

    picardsucks+British commandos...

    by lynxpro

    That would work. You have the British SAS work with the GI Joe...aka Force Delta. Then you could have Sean Bean/Sean Pertwee lead the SAS contingent group and since the powers-that-be have stated that "Action Man" will be in the film, you cast Bean/Pertwee as "Action Man". They could establish "Action Force" - the European Arm at the end of the flick. Then considering the way Russia is behaving these days, the Oktober Guard could surface in the sequel. But that is as "international" as it should be, unless UNIT shows up.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Remember in Hannibal

    by Abominable Snowcone

    how Oldman played that mangled-face guy, Mason Verger? Just throw a shiny face plate and blue helmet on him, and you have CC. Keep the voice the same.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Russell Crowe as Zartan

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Look at me!! I am disguising my features!! Are you NOT ENTERTAINED?!!

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Why don't they remake good show like BJ and the Bear....

    by im_a_man_of_my_word_ha_ha_ha

    There's a concept I cant get enough of a man and his monkey

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST


    by jermcdee

    DUKE: Aaron Eckhart SNAKE EYES: Jason Lewis--He looks like snake eyes in the comics SCARLET/LADY JAYE: Bridget Moynahan/Melissa George/Jennifer Garner FLINT: Ed Burns/Cole Hauser/Johnny Messner STALKER: Eamonn Walker (Rimes with Stalker, so that's something) ROAD BLOCK: Common HAWK: George Cloony (Cameo) --Hey, He did South Park. COBRA COMMANDER: Jason Issacs/Gary Oldman/Willem Dafoe, Michel Wincott DESTRO: Gerard Butler/Kevin McKidd/Dugray Scott/Jason Statham, I guess ZARTAN: Til Schweiger/Luke Goss/ let's throw Statham in a again. BARONESS: Famke Janssen/Monica Bellucci/Lena Headey STORM SHADOW: wait for it.... Rick Yune? He'd be baddass. TOMAX & XAMOT: this is good too...Mads Mikkelson MAJOR BLOOD: Nick Chinlund

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Idina Menzel as the Baroness

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Ben Affleck as a throw rug. Ken Watanabe as Storm Shadow. Michael Biehn for Firefly. Bill Paxton, Robert Patrick, and other soldier dudes from Alien as other Joe guys. Michael Duncan Clarke as Roadblock.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    I forgot about Statham. He'd be good for anything. And I agree Famke would be good, but I want to put my penis in her and thus would not really want her to play a villainess. What I'm saying is, I couldn't NOT like her. Throw in that Pat Dempsey guy as a Joe somewhere, and his other friend from that doctor show. The one with the bullshit halfassed beard. And throw in that annoying Ty guy from Home Improvement. He looks like a Joe. And Jeff Probst. Give him a gun.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Freaking SWEET

    by Purgatori

    I think I just wee'd meself. That's awesome casting. Gary Oldman as Cobra Commander would be inspired too. I'd actually back Nathan Fillion as Flint.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Echo: SWEET

    by aceattorney

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:56 p.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    If you can find a way to coat your "wee" with chocolate, somebody here might want to drink up, since cocoa-covered body fluids are all the rage this week.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST


    by Purgatori

    Kiefer Sutherland for could work. And Robert Patrick for Hawk is spot on.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    lynxpro Oktober Guard as the Bad guys

    by picardsucks

    Because hollywood has no balls to make crazy Islamic facists as badguys which would make for a killer flick, islamic wackos teaming up with Cobra!!!! So instead some sort of non descript Eastern European blond guys will be the baddies and Cobra. Because non descript Eastern European types are the ones demanding that school teachers be executed for naming a teddy bear Mohamed. Naturally blond Eastern European Eurotrash types are the world's greatest threat so I imagine any Slavs we be bad guys. Even though most of hollywood are decended from Eatern European Slavic immigrants.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Wahh Wahhhhhhh

    by dr sauch

    No seriously, I'm just posting here b/c I don't want to write my cell bio labs. I couldnt give a fuck how bad GI Joe is. I hope its like Doom.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Abominable Snowcone

    by Purgatori


  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST


    by Purgatori

    NONE of the Jessica's of evil should be in this. For the love of god...please no. Nemesis Enforcer though? I could see the Rock doing that bit.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    Hersheys, or Nestle...doesn't matter as long as it's SAUCE-OME!! with just a hint of fishy nectar from a ber-jai-ner.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Sam Elliott as Wild Bill

    by Abominable Snowcone

    AJ Benza (with beard) as Shipwreck. Fred Ward as Tunnelrat. Thomas Haden Church as....uh, I dunno, I just want to put him in it. Hey, how about Jodie Foster for Lady Jay?

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Do you know what happens to a snake when it gets hit by lightnin

    by Liberty Valance

    [Dramatic pause] The same thing that happens to everything else.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Chuck norris could whup the Rock's Metrosexual ass

    by picardsucks

    Chuck Norris for Flint, we need one male actor, besides Park, who doesn't look like a 19 yr. old gay underwear model for 2xist

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:16 p.m. CST

    They better not say "Go, Joe!"

    by Abominable Snowcone

    in the movie or I'll feel like a homosexual. In fact, if there's a guy next to me, I'll probably go gay on him right there. Because in the 21st century, you don't fight terrorists by yelling Go! and shooting them with ineffective laser light guns. This is 2007, and we live in a world where Derka Derka Jar Jar towelheads blow up large buildings and saw the heads of missionaries. You fight fire with fire, not with laser lights and orange fucking pads on your chest. Just a thought. Plus, I hope there's some crazy sick sex in the movie. The closest thing I've seen to GI Joe in a movie was Veerhoven's take on Riback's Rangers--the grunts in "Starship Troopers," which although based on the Heinlein book borrowed visually from the soldiers in Aliens (but then, what DOESN'T borrow from that?)

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Bruce Willis as Gung Ho

    by Abominable Snowcone

    He's already bald. Just stick a moustache on him and get him to talk in a french cajun accent. See? You've already got it in your head.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Hulk Hogan for Hulk Hogan

    by picardsucks

    Why not, they had Sgt. Slaughter in the original. What you gonna do Destro when the Hulkster goes apeshit on you!!!!!

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:25 p.m. CST


    by spacemonkeymafia

    instead of should just say loser.........dorks....who gives a shit......Im LAST

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Adam Baldwin as Bazooka

    by zooch

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Sgt. Slaughter as himself

    by zooch

    He better have a cameo.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Ving Rhames as Roadblock

    by zooch

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST


    by ironic_name

    ed norton as duke!

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST

    or Adam Baldwin as Gung Ho

    by zooch

    take your pick

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Snarf as Cobra Commander

    by KentButabi

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Mark Dacascos as Storm Shadow

    by zooch

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST

    TeamAmerica World Police: the best GI JOE flick we'll ever get

    by George Newman

    this will not work out right.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 4:10 p.m. CST

    i watched a lot of GI JOE live action movies when i was younger

    by George Newman

    Then i found out my dad was just lying to me and i was actually watching TOUR OF DUTY episodes. <p>he would say "uhh,that guy's Duke, and that guy is Flint" <p> me: "those bad guys are not cobra" <p>dad: "well they're making it more realistic, son."

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Abominable Snowcone I like the Uncommon

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Valor reference. That was the first rated R movie I ever saw. My older cousin brought his younger brother, my brother, myself in. We were like 11. Wilkes was one bad dude.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Perfect casting!

    by ZeroCorpse

    Great martial arts moves and no voice. Just perfect for Ray Park.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 6:39 p.m. CST


    by Pound Sand

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 6:47 p.m. CST


    by Taragor

    Ray Park was great as a soundless darth maul, he has the skills and I think this is great casting =)

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Jack Colby

    by lynxpro

    Snake Eyes could break-dance in the cartoon. Duke was the square who rightfully doubted Slither which was Zartan's band with hypnotic messages in the rock music. "We're called Slither, you'll be joining us soon, a band of vipers playin' for you..."

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Perfect cast (realistic choices anyways)

    by armando

    Obviouly not all of these characters would make it into the movie, however over a trilogy I think these choices would be realisic to possible make it: Joe Team Duke: Thomas Jane Flint: Jonny Messner Snake Eyes: Ray Park Stalker: Eamon Walker Roadblock: Terry Crews Quickkick: Mark Dacasscos Lady Jaye: Kate Beckinsale Scarlett: Famke Jensen Shipreck: Ryan Renolds General Hawk: Kurt Russel Lt. Falcon: Collin Farrell Cobra: Cobra Commander- William Dafoe Destro: Gerald Butler Barroness: Sienna Miller Storm Shadow: Donnie Yen Dr. Mindender: Arnold Vosloo Major Bludd: Ron Pearlman Zartan: Sean Bean Firefly: Karl Urban My cast is the best, you know this too be true!!

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Zoe Bell as Scarlet!

    by br1947

    Yea, she'd need a dye job, but it'd rock! Granted, I'll nominate Zoe for any female role in an action flick.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 8:16 p.m. CST

    And Micheal Jackson as Cobra Commander!

    by br1947

    you know it'd work!

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Action Force

    by INWOsuxRED

    I had some Action Force comics. That worked okay. It was just G.I.Joe without so much American stuff. Not being American wouldn't kill this movie, but it is indicative of the basic problems this will have, and that is it won't respect the source in any fashion or form, and won't know the difference between what was good and what was bad about the various incarnations of the property.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Benicio Del Toro for Zartan

    by Staldo

    Now that would be cool.

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Oh come on, we need Kevin J. O'Connor in here somewhere...

    by Anna Valerious

    And I think Richard Roxburgh would make a hawt Zartan. Hell, wasn't Zartan an Aussie for a while?

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    "Serpentor: Arnold Vosloo "

    by seabiscuits


  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:31 p.m. CST

    they will probably cast young actors

    by zooch

    it'll be GI JOE: Back 2 School

  • Dec. 5, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST


    by wackybantha

    And I also agree with the dude or dudes who say Bruce Campbell for Shipwreck, baby!!!

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 12:38 a.m. CST

    G.I. JO(k)E will suck.

    by zodiac1012

    With Sommers at the helm I have no faith in this movie.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Ray Park

    by Prossor

    waited too long to bank on his capital from Phantom Menace and Xmen, i remember reading about him starring in Iron Fist and a Green Hornet movie. NOPE

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Kate Walsh IS Scarlett

    by Monkey_King

    bar none

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 4:47 a.m. CST

    America; Fuck no....!

    by Stalkeye

    Great casting suggestions lynxpro but regardless of any casting call, this movie is teh suck Fuckin Brussels? Joint Operations Entity? Gee thanks Bush for making the whole world hate us to point that Hollywood has forgo the RAH concept. I'm sure Larry Hama is not too happy about this shit.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST

    G.I. Joe as an acronym...

    by Abin Sur

    If the movie is gonna call the team G.I.J.O.E. as opposed to G.I. Joe, then technically they would never be CALLED GI Joe - it'd be pronounced Jih-Joe or Gai-Joe or some other way that sounds more Oriental than REAL AMERICAN HERO. Hurm...

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 8:31 a.m. CST

    kurt russell as everyone

    by ironic_name

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST

    ruven76, please, go outside.. that list scared me, and call your

    by ironic_name


  • Dec. 6, 2007, 8:35 a.m. CST

    mother, she worries so.

    by ironic_name

    ..kidding, you know we love ya here at aicn.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST

    terry crews

    by ironic_name

    good choice, how long have you been working on the list?

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST


    by ironic_name

    ..just to make sure, I'm not being sarcastic about the choice[es]. they are good.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Sienna Miller has already been cast as The Baroness...

    by Boromir187 don't bother fan speculating about that one.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 8:43 a.m. CST

    As for Stephen Sommers....

    by Boromir187

    ....this could be a fun movie, providing the Sommers from "Deep Rising" and "The Mummy" shows up. If it's the "Mummy Returns" and "Van Helsing" Sommers though, then count me out.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST

    G.I.Joe vs. Transformers

    by Reel American Hero

    If the movies do well, how long do you think it'll be before Hollywood decides to fuck up this crossover that worked on paper (i.e. the comics).

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Latter crap Joe Cartoons (1989-1991)

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Does anybody remember that garbage when they brought G.I. Joe cartoons back in '89. The animation was a lot worse, and they had that horrible "Got to get tough, Yo Joe" song.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Yeah, those were horrible.

    by Reel American Hero

    That was the one with the horrible episode where Cobra got defeated by kidnergartners who they were trying to sell drugs to. I admit I did kind of like the new look they gave Cobra Commander in that show, though I prefer the old school blue hood over everything.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 11:14 a.m. CST

    If Ray Park was not cast I'd say

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    the guy who played Kroenen in Hellboy. I mean think of it, is there realy much difference between the two. Even their outfits are similar.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Thomas Jane as Duke!

    by armando

    You know it would work!

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Christian Bale as......

    by armando

    Xamot and Tomax was a great idea wackybantha! I never thought of that... I kind of pictured him as serpentor...

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Cobra Commander has to be played by....

    by armando

    William Dafoe or Gary Oldman.... There is no other choice.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    please cast Donnie Yen as Storm shadow..

    by armando

    Ray Park vs Donnie Yen would be the greatest martial arts fight ever filmed...

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    This is madness!!!

    by armando

    Gerald Butler as Destro

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Karl Urban as Zartan

    by armando

    last post, I promise....

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Ray Parker Junior isn't afraid

    by liljuniorbrown

    of any Ghost's. This movie will be shit but casting so far is clever. If he includes is buddy Brendon Fraser in this one who should he play? I'm with ya lynxpro David Borenaz should be Flint,the guy looks like a fucking superhero and here we have all these superhero parts out for casting and where is he? On the set of Bones? Damn casting directors wake up,the guy can act.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Snake Eyes is white??

    by GibsonUSA

    Then what's Storm Shadow, indian?<BR> Multicultural ninjas ftw?

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Cobra Commander better have the full faceplate.

    by GibsonUSA

    I reject the hood and the robot mask.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Re: Snake Eyes is white??

    by Monkey_King

    Where have you been all these years? Snake-Eyes is a blonde white boy who did tours in Nam and returned to find his family had been killed in a car/semi collision. The future Cobra Commander's brother was the semi driver. BTW Storm Shadow aka Tommy Arashikage is Japanese and saved Snake-Eyes' life during his final tour in Nam. Stalker aka Lonzo Wilkinson was their CO in Nam.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Thomas Jane for Conrad 'Duke' Hauser....

    by Monkey_King

    ...but it had best be set in the late 80/early 90's when Duke was more active than he was in the early JOE missions.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Really Gibson USA, that comment tells me

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    you definitely are not an up to speed Joe fan. In the cartoon we never saw his ninja skills that I can recall, but in the comic where his whole background is explained over multiple story arcs on several occasions? I mean what true Snake Eyes fan has not read the issue where you finally see his whole face? Fuuuugly. Fugly, includin the blond hair, and I think he even had blue eyes. By the way, there's some dude in my office who has the clan tatoo on his arm just like in the comic. That's a hardcore fan.

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Attn: JOE filmmakers and execs !!!!

    by Monkey_King

    Especially for your Screenwriters who want to make a faithful version that will please fans...and NOT turn them into thousands of angry rabid talkbacking/blogging fanboys. Based on what my 25 years of JOE knowledge, the film should be about the origins of the Cobra organization and the original G.I.Joe team lead by Hawk. If this is the case, then the following characters should be introduced and dealt with accordingly... Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Stalker, Tommy Arashikage/Storm Shadow, Firefly/Faceless Master, Hawk, Steeler, Rock-N-Roll, Zap, Zartan, Baroness Anastasia, Cobra Commander/Kessler, Hard Master, Soft Master, Clutch, Grunt, General Flagg, Breaker, James McCullen Destro XXIV aka Destro, Ninjas (maybe 30 or so), Theresa(Snake-Eyes' twin sister who died) "Satisfying the fans of a 25 year old toy/comic property should be priority #1. Priority #2 is casting the right actors/actresses/stunt people/etc..."

  • Dec. 6, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST

    they better not

    by godhelpus

    show his face. And he better not talk at all. Anything else would be utter sacrilege.

  • Dec. 7, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    I watched the 80s cartoons and thats it.

    by GibsonUSA

    Actually, I did see a few scenes of that new anime-looking GI Joe, and they showed Snake Eyes as white, but I dismissed it as a reimagining/fake. I figured someone as skilled as Snake Eyes appears to be would have to train all his life to move like that, as opposed to simplying joining military. Oh well...

  • Dec. 10, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST

    G.I. Joe Casting Call

    by RollyNoodles

    I like Ray Park as Snake Eyes, as long as they don't give him too big a role. A couple friends have put up some good suggestions for casting a Joes flick.

  • Dec. 19, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Stormshadow and Scarlet are cast

    by INWOsuxRED

    From Latino Review: "Storm Shadow aka Tommy S. Arashikage, Snake-Eye's brother and rival will be played by Korean Mega Star BYEONG-HEON LEE! "<br><br>What about Shana "SCARLETT" O' Hara? RACHEL NICHOLS! She will next be seen in CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR. ALIAS fans will remember her as the girl who played RACHEL GIBSON.

  • Dec. 19, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Link to Latino Review

    by INWOsuxRED