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Larry Hama sends AICN - SNAKE-EYES from G.I.JOE!!! Now with a shot from USA TODAY!!!

Published at: March 21, 2008, 1:42 a.m. CST

Hey folks, Harry here... Got this emailed in by Larry Hama, mastermind behind the badass version of G.I. JOE that Stephen Sommers is translating into a huge feature film due out Summer 2009. What Larry sent over isn't a grab from the film, but the first released publicity shot of Ray Parks in the SNAKE-EYES costume. What I love about the shot is that they're trying to get across that SNAKE-EYES is a ninja with a gun. As for the character - will they get Snake-Eyes right in the film? It looks like it. The film does have the whole Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow origin - the vow of silence - and the revenge theme that was at the heart of Snake-Eyes. And frankly - I think the combination of realizing the character and its origins is why Larry is excited about this image. That... and he wants that first replica sword. Click the below image for a huge version...






Harry, Thought you and the fans might like to see the first glimpse of Snake-Eyes with sword and battle outfit. I can't wait to see his ninja moves and I totally want the first replica sword as soon as it comes out! Larry Hama





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  • March 20, 2008, 7:07 p.m. CST

    AWESOME!!!

    by tile_mcgillus

    That is AWESOME! SWEET!

  • March 20, 2008, 7:07 p.m. CST

    wow

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    looks good

  • March 20, 2008, 7:11 p.m. CST

    make it so?

    by Quint

    I miss it, JeanLuc...

  • March 20, 2008, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Let the hating begin....

    by nam0krut

    That costume looks fresh..but bring on the haters..movie will suck dam u michael bay blah blah blah

  • March 20, 2008, 7:12 p.m. CST

    by the way

    by Quint

    That's a pretty sweet image. Nice one to start with.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:12 p.m. CST

    all hands brace for impact

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    MAKE IT SO............

  • March 20, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST

    As long as Larry Hama is involved

    by Toby___Wong

    this movie might be good. Otherwise it will suck.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST

    OK OK ...

    by kilpack

    This movie is going to suck, but that does look cool.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Never been a GI Joe fan, but...

    by waggy

    That looks fucking sweet. I have my reservations about Sommers, but then I did about Michael Bay too and still enjoyed the heck out of Transformers (despite never getting into that cartoon either). Hopin this turns out to be really fun, and so far so good.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Snake Eyes

    by Jonas Grumpy

    ...and his associate, Boxcars.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    okay okay

    by FlyinHawaiian30

    The multitudes of opportunities for this movie to suck gonads notwithstanding, that does look cool.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Snake-eyes gun = Flames on Optimus

    by Little Beavis

    Here it comes... "No no no no no!" "All wrong!" "Childhood raped!" "Snake-eyes gotta eat!" Bitches.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Badass

    by Bald Evil

    I have some hope for this movie now. Thanks Larry!

  • March 20, 2008, 7:20 p.m. CST

    This gives me hope

    by The Game Master

    Each bit I see of G.I. Joe is making me feel better. First Park as Snake-Eyes, then Larry Hama on board, now this photo. I detested Transformers for its massive, wanton violations of what made the toy mythos great, but G.I. Joe, it seems, has its heart in the right place. Yo-Joe!

  • March 20, 2008, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Can't Wait

    by Mad-Maximus

    Wow, I'm just excited to see a live version of GI Joe just like I was with Transformers. To be honest, I don't care if they change things like they did with Transformers, as long as it's entertaining.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:29 p.m. CST

    The funny thing is Little Beavis...

    by Lucasblows

    ...the original 1982 Snake-Eyes had a gun (an Uzi) and a pack of explosives, but no sword. If you're really looking for people to be picky.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Snake Eyes looks like he's...

    by Demonoid

    Ready to kick the mustard outta some crazy Hot Dog!!

  • March 20, 2008, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Looks like cheesy

    by JKrow21

    Cobra Commander gonna be Muslim in this?

  • March 20, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    " wanton violations of what made the toy mythos great"

    by SkinJob69

    Are you serious with this 'toy mythos' stuff? Because, god forbid the mythos of some cheapo commercial plastic miniatures was violated.<p> Picture does look cool, though. And Ray Park will bring it as usual, I'm sure.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Here's hoping...

    by The Grug

    that this is more like The Mummy, than The Mummy Returns... Cause that film was hella fun.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Snake-eyes approves of this!

    by Snake-eyes

    I could'nt be happier that one of my childhood heroes is finally going to appear in a live-action GIJoe film! Excellent pic!

  • March 20, 2008, 7:32 p.m. CST

    WOW! Anybody else notice...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...that they actually included Snake Eyes's ninja-clan dojo symbol on his arm?! That is a sweet, sweet detail right there.<P>Although GI JOE is a nostalgic property for me (much like TRANSFORMERS), I have no real hopes for this movie. That being said, that symbol is a detail I did not expect to see. Let's hope it's a sign of things to come.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Comment on costume

    by godhelpus

    looks pretty faithful but I wish it was a bit more worn in looking, like he had used it a bunch of times, this looks a little bit too clean which makes him look a little cartoony like shredder in the live-action tmnt movies, got my hopes up for this one though

  • March 20, 2008, 7:34 p.m. CST

    And it's a cool looking picture to boot.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    _ _<br>___<br>_ _<br>___<br>_ _<br>___

  • March 20, 2008, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Kiss up

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    I like the way Harry showed his gratitude by giving the film a good review before he's seen it. Ah well I suppose this site has to pay the bills sometimes...he got his exclusive.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:36 p.m. CST

    that's the 2nd generation Snake Eyes

    by kafka07

    and the coolest version of him, with those fucked up goggles and the sword. I still have the action figure that came with the wolf. sweeeet.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Talked to Snake Eyes...

    by micturatingbenjamin

    And he said "...".<p>So, I guess he likes it. Because he didn't sick Timber on me...It's hard to get a read on a guy with a weird ass mask on his face.<p>That said, this looks pretty fucking sweet. THAT will sell toys to kids. Larry Hama is involved with this? This now has my interest. Especially since Ray Park is gonna be Snake Eyes. Lil' Bitty Snake Eyes. :)

  • March 20, 2008, 7:39 p.m. CST

    At least he looks like Snake Eyes!

    by Gozu

    I'm sold.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:39 p.m. CST

    A little brighter please.

    by harosa

    Damn, just a little brighter, please, i must be going blind.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:39 p.m. CST

    And the gun...

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Well, the original Snake had a cool ass Uzi and no sword. Second Gen had a sword, Timber and a pistol such as you see there, I think. I hope Spirit fights with Storm Shadow and they part as enemies who respect each other, as they search for the parts for the weather machine. :)

  • March 20, 2008, 7:40 p.m. CST

    That's a nice glint

    by felt pelt

    Glint, according to dictionary.com, is a word that is roughly 600 years old.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:46 p.m. CST

    and "Douch bag" apparently dates to the 1960's

    by SkinJob69

    according to reference.com

  • March 20, 2008, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Damn. I gotta get me my Arashikage tattoo before everyone jumps

    by darthferris

    NT

  • March 20, 2008, 7:49 p.m. CST

    There was no vow of silence for Snake Eyes

    by Avenging Disco Godfather

    In one of the issues (somewhere in the 25-27 range) Snake Eyes took the brunt of a helicopter explosion to the face. This destroyed his vocal cords. I stopped reading around issue 100, so I don't know if they fixed it later and then he took a vow of silence.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Mr. Skinjob

    by felt pelt

    You mispelled douche.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Bring on Cobra Commander!

    by Little Beavis

    The amount of bad-assitude of Cobra will be the wave upon which this film either sinks or swims.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Looks great but pic is too dark

    by Dazzler69

    It needs to be brightened up. And yes Snake-eyes does use guns (uzi's). He was in Nam. Hell they could do a solo movie with just him really vs Storm Shadow of course. They could do a period piece set in Nam. That would rule so they won't.

  • March 20, 2008, 7:54 p.m. CST

    I know Mr. Pelt, I got excited about typing douche

    by SkinJob69

    for the first time on AICN. It was pretty liberating; kind of like typing Damn You Michael Bay!

  • March 20, 2008, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Darkest Picture Ever

    by HyphenatedWords

    So, I downloaded the hi-res version and bumped up the contrast to see an even sweeter picture. It looks *real* -- a little acceptable body armor-type sculpting to beef up the shoulders aside.<br> <br> It's sad that I'm thrilled to see CLOTH. The man has pants made of cloth. Isn't that WILD?! That's so fucking refreshing after decades of head-to-tow molded plastic or leather.<br> <br> I forget that there are new fans of G.I. Joe after the '80s. I mean... what did they collect? I was weary of Serpentor, but they handled the character well in the comics. I was out once they introduced Cobra-La. But to read comments about outcry over Snake Eyes having a gun? We need to run a refresher course on his file card and the first 30 issues of the comic for the newbies. I'm ecstatic that Larry Hama is on board and that the filmmakers have hailed the comic, not the cartoon. I have faith in this one, baby.<br> <br> But, what's this about an oath of silence? The origin in the comics has the young man hit square in the face with ignited aviation gas "like a boxcar full of roman candles. He stepped out of the wreckage carrying buddy, his mouth opening and closing in his ravaged face... with no sound coming out."<br> <br> Something like that. It's been a while. :)

  • March 20, 2008, 8:09 p.m. CST

    What the hell

    by El Borak

    Why does it say I'm logged in as El Borak?

  • March 20, 2008, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Sgt. Slaughter?

    by thenatureboy

    Will Sgt. Slaughter be in this movie? He's a little fatter now but I'm sure he would be available.

  • March 20, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Wow, looks low budget

    by skywalkerfamily

    Will probably worse than Streetfighter.

  • March 20, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Can't see a thing...

    by Johnny Deep

    still sweet though.

  • March 20, 2008, 8:17 p.m. CST

    WILLEM DAFOE SHOULD'VE BEEN COBRA COMMANDER!!!

    by Shermdawg

    Still, I can't wait for this one.....even if might suck.

  • March 20, 2008, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Did Snake Eyes ever use a gun?

    by skywalkerfamily

    Why would a Ninja need a gun?

  • March 20, 2008, 8:21 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna see this, but.....

    by davywankenobi

    Does anybody else think this image looks too comic book, not enough military? Also, as previously pointed out, a little on the cheap side. For a ninja or covert ops specialist, there is an awful lot of color on that uniform. Are the wrist bands stolen off the Wonder Woman costume from the Justice League set? I hope they aim a little more realistic in the final movie, but I do have a lot of hope for this movie.

  • March 20, 2008, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Yeah for Darth Maul.

    by skywalkerfamily

    At least the fight will be good.

  • March 20, 2008, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Cooler then Wolfman

    by Series7

    Damn you god! I hope you burn in hell for taking Mark Romanek off of what was obviously going to be the best movie ever made! An attaching the hell spawn Joe Johnston (even though they've both worked with Robin Williams)to finish off what should have been a divine movie. .

  • March 20, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Wait I just realized

    by Series7

    Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever looked like it could've been cool at first. This looks like it could've been lifted right out of that movie.

  • March 20, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST

    needs his Uzi

    by sith_rising

    this movie will suck, but I'll see it solely for Darth Maul as Snake Eyes.

  • March 20, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Ah, that's right. Cool.

    by skywalkerfamily

    Oh, and Jackie Chan for Storm Shadow.

  • March 20, 2008, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Oh Blessed Talkback

    by FlyinHawaiian30

    At least you're not coming up with terminator names... Oh and will Timber be making an appearance?

  • March 20, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Too Snake Eyesey

    by Elrando Horse

    Yeah, that's right.

  • March 20, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Looks Bad Ass

    by Slippy

    and they should add some GIANT FUCKING ROBOTS!!!

  • March 20, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST

    That pic makes me smile. A fun film would be great!

    by kevred

    Wouldn't be great if this was just a fun, non-stop, nerded-out flick with colorful characters, kick-butt action, crazy technology, and good guys vs. bad guys, without too much brooding self-awareness? I've hardly thought about GI Joe since I was a kid, but I kind of got the same feeling from this pic as I did those first Iron Man shots: "this could be very cool!"

  • March 20, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST

    GI Terminator.

    by skywalkerfamily

  • March 20, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST

    I has teh coolz!!

    by -=Shin=-

    The expanded image makes the slightly over cleanliness disappear. It's a great looking interpretation and far better than I expected. Thank you, Larry Hama!!

  • March 20, 2008, 8:51 p.m. CST

    That pic is awesome

    by Neo Zeed

    Ninja + Sword + Gun = awesome.

  • March 20, 2008, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Eh?

    by Tourist

    Thats cool looking? Looks retarded. Now this project is huge and badass, when months ago it was fucking lame? Whats going on?

  • March 20, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Jeez, is he fighting a Ninja turtle?

    by skywalkerfamily

    I thought comics were supposed to be colorful.

  • March 20, 2008, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Sweeeeeeeeeeet!

    by odysseus

    Actually got me a little psyched.

  • March 20, 2008, 8:58 p.m. CST

    boner alert

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    come on hollywood just once pull this one off.

  • March 20, 2008, 8:59 p.m. CST

    YO JOE!

    by skywalkerfamily

    No one said that!

  • March 20, 2008, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Lee Van Cleef's lookin' pretty good there! No gut!

    by kevred

    Just finished watching both MST3K "Master Ninja" 'flicks' last night. If you've seen them, you'll get the joke.

  • March 20, 2008, 9:01 p.m. CST

    by themidnighter23

    hexagram shouldn't be on the outfit

  • March 20, 2008, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Awesome!

    by Johnno

    My favourite G.I. Joe!

  • March 20, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Ok you gotta admit

    by Varakor

    That looks pretty bad ass right there. Now bring on StormShadow. If he looks as good as Snake Eyes then color me sold on the film.

  • March 20, 2008, 9:15 p.m. CST

    I hope the right side of that picture

    by seagrass

    is Storm Shadow, aiming a compound bow at Snakes. That would be badass.

  • March 20, 2008, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Oh, and to the haters and nitpickers:

    by seagrass

    Fuck you. Fuck you right in the ear. Snake Eyes has always used firearms. They nailed his look. End of story. So focus on something else, chuckleheads. Seriously, go eat a dick.

  • March 20, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    That looks fake as hell

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Looks like it's made for a videogame or something

  • March 20, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    The hexagram can indeed be on the outfit

    by seagrass

    Snakes' outfit was revised plenty of times, so what difference does it make, anyway? Besides, I believe this image was done for Hasbro...well before that outfit was created. http://tinyurl.com/3czpvm (remove spaces if needed)

  • March 20, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    themidnighter23

    by HyphenatedWords

    I wanted somebody else to say it first. But hey, if he wants to wear his clan on his sleave as well as a tattoo, I guess that's his decision. It was hidden for two years in the comic book until "Silent Interlude," when they began to introduce the connection to Storm Shadow.<br> <br> A few points. Snake Eyes was first and foremost a military man, hence his early ties to some of the Joe team and his expertise with weaponry. After Vietnam, he was a student in Japan in Storm Shadow's clan. They became like brothers until there was a grave misunderstanding. Living alone and being one with nature, Snake Eyes was recruited back into service when G.I. Joe was being formed. With renewed purpose, became the man in black we all know and love, both a soldier and a ninja. For those who say this costume doesn't look military enough... um... he never did, not in a olive green, more authentic way like the other original Joes. In the first set of figures, he was the one who was different and purposefully mysterious, hence his popularity. He's the Wolverine of G.I. Joe.

  • March 20, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST

    themidnighter, again

    by HyphenatedWords

    Sorry, that entire post wasn't directed at you. I was just agreeing about the hexagram.

  • March 20, 2008, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Oh, people...

    by tiredpm

    ...haven't we learned? The Phantom Menace looked sweet. Matrix Reloaded looked like two pairs of tits. Hell, how highly did we rate King Kong based on what Peter Jackson had done previously? Now. This movie is directed by Stephen Sommers.<p>This is the man who ass-raped his own franchise with The Mummy Returns. Or, to clarify: Sommers managed to do in two (2) years what it took George Lucas twenty-two (22) years to do.<P>The image people are ejaculating over is the result of a good costume designer and still photographer. You want to drool over still images of people in costumes, I suggest that you buy Vogue.<p>I'm not knocking Larry Hama, he owns the GI Joe concept and I admire his work, much as I admire Simon Furman for giving giant robots depth and pathos. That's fucking hard and is proof of serious chops. But, please, some sense?<P>It's a movie from the director of The Mummy Returns and Van Helsing. Where's the McG level hatred? Sommers has more than earned it.

  • March 20, 2008, 9:39 p.m. CST

    I want to love this...

    by KCMOSHer

    ...but I'm still scared shitless over the reports of things like the Joe team being a multinational force. Call me old fashioned, but I kind of remember this whole 'A Real AMERICAN Hero' part of the deal...

  • March 20, 2008, 9:40 p.m. CST

    well at least now we know

    by HoLyWooD444

    and knowing is half the battle that looks teh awesome

  • March 20, 2008, 9:40 p.m. CST

    directed by Stephen Sommers!!!

    by alice 13

    sorry but someone had to say it.

  • March 20, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Cobra lalalalalalalalalalalala

    by HoLyWooD444

    is serpentor in this ?

  • March 20, 2008, 9:47 p.m. CST

    My God...

    by Magma Suit

    SHIELDS!

  • March 20, 2008, 9:47 p.m. CST

    The Mummy Returns

    by seagrass

    was nowhere near as bad as Van Helsing. I can understand disliking Sommers, but full on hatred? He's got a much better track record than McG. Deep Rising and The Mummy were (and still are) pretty damn entertaining. Mummy Returns was a letdown, and Van Helsing was just awful. I'd say the two positives and the two negatives cancel each other out, so a clean slate is in order.

  • March 20, 2008, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Looks good for a comic strip movie.......

    by travis-dane

    outside the USA this will Bomb really bad.

  • March 20, 2008, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Dope

    by Heckles

    Looks great. Hope they can keep it up. Still a lot of characters to get right though. So far, so good.

  • March 20, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST

    To be fair...

    by Southpaw Samurai

    It's very hard to do a Snake-eyes costume look wrong. Mostly adhere to an established costume (particularly versions 1,2, or 4), place it on someone in good, lithe, toned shape, have them give an actual action pose that doesn't look fake, and light it in darker light and you're 95% there. Snake-eyes, unlike most comic book characters, has a workable, if maybe a little cheesy, look to begin with.<p> While they recently put his I-Ching /ninja clan hexagram on his costume (I've mostly ignored what I consider the sub par reinstatement of the Joe comics), I personally agree that I think it almost more appropriate to have it hidden as a tattoo. In fact, my preference would've been to spend perhaps half the movie with Snake-eyes merely being a commando character (which would play homage to his early comic days before they started fleshing out his background and connecting him to Stormshadow). You could've still done flashbacks for Stormie as Snake-eyes wouldn't be wearing his military garb yet and at some point reveal the tattoo and have Snake-eyes demonstrate his expertise in swordplay. You could've even had Stormie say something to the effect of, "Ah, so you haven't forgotten..." or something. <p> Still have neutral feelings towards this movie, but at least they didn't deck Snake out in leather with plastic nipples....

  • March 20, 2008, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Um, guys Cobra Commander turns out to be *SPOILER*

    by IndustryKiller!

    *SPOILER* Dukes friend Rex who is thought killed in the beginning of the film. This character is also the brother of The Baroness, whom he controls with a microchip in her brain. I guess this Rex character is being played by Joseph Gordon Levitt. I love him as an actor but Cobra Commander being played by a 27 year old is pretty lame as is hte whole friend of Duke thought dead thing. I have no idea why they couldnt just make him the shadowy leader of a terrorist organisation. Why does he have to have some bullshit link to the main character? Do they think that somehow makes it less cheesy than the cartoon? Fuck that. It's like finding out Osama Bin Laden is George W. Bush's old golfing buddy. it's ridiculous.

  • March 20, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    I don't mind the multinational force aspect

    by seagrass

    so much. The Joe team was always multicultural, so multinational isn't that much of a stretch. They gotta get the tone of the early comics (#21, the #34 Shakedown issue, the Snake Eyes "trilogy") right for this to really work.

  • March 20, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST

    looks like an action figure....

    by HotShott

    I was hoping they'd make him look more realistic... black fatigues and what-not. Guess they decided to play it fanboy safe (flames on Optimus!).

  • March 20, 2008, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Yeah but Stephen Sommers is directing this......

    by Han Cholo

    And therefore it might have cool imagery but the movie will still SUCK BALLS!! You heard it here first.

  • March 20, 2008, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Meh . . .

    by Ye Not Guilty

    Ahhh, just kidding. I hate the partial birth abortions who say "Meh." Snake-eyes looks cool. And they even got the Arashikage clan symbol right. Very faithful. Glad Larry Hama is involved. Hopefully he will keep Sommers from fucking this up. Here's what Wikipedia has to say about Snake-eyes's voice: "In keeping with his personality, Snake-Eyes usually wears what could perhaps best be described as a black "military ninja" bodysuit, along with a balaclava and visor to cover his face, which was disfigured in a helicopter explosion which also left him completely mute. Since then, Snake-Eyes has had extensive plastic surgery to repair the damage to his face, but he still has one or two scars left and might never speak again."

  • March 20, 2008, 10:04 p.m. CST

    seagrass...

    by tiredpm

    I have to disagree. The Mummy Returns (TMH from here on) was much worse than Van Helsing, simply because it DESTROYED everything that the original movie set in place. Sommers reinvented Indiana Jones when he put Brendan Fraser in that movie, and I'll challenge anyone who disagrees: yeah, it's a rip, but it was the best one ever done and I'm more than happy to enjoy a perfect updating/homage. The action sequences, for the most part, feature practical effects and the stunt work is well done. The script is tight and the supporting actors add to the plot as opposed to distracting from the lack of it.<P>The sequel? Fucks all of that in the ass for fuck-poor CGI, a kid -- A FUCKING KID!!! -- and a balloon adventure. A FUCKING BALLOON? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? I've been pissed at paying to see a movie before, but THAT movie was a fucking killer.

  • March 20, 2008, 10:10 p.m. CST

    All about Snake-Eyes

    by BizarroJerry

    This page from this site details Snake-Eyes biography from the comics. It's almost too detailed, following his whole story. The main picture on it shows you the same look as this photo: http://tinyurl.com/2vmvxp <p>By the way, that whole site is pretty sweet, with tons of stuff about G.I. Joe comics.

  • March 20, 2008, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Cred establishment....

    by tiredpm

    ...before I get accused of being a hater of this entire project and the concept. Grew up in the UK, have the entire Action Force run, even the monthly and when they combined with the UK Transformers (although I was already buying Transformers...) Thought the death of Candi was devastating, Zartan escaping from Joe HQ was a superb issue and yeah, 21 (not that I knew it as that in the UK) is a true example of what comics can be. I have a lot of love for GI Joe. I just think Sommers is a complete wank.

  • March 20, 2008, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Okay that's cool!

    by Pariah74

  • March 20, 2008, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Hama may have showed up for a bit...

    by BizarroJerry

    But I doubt he had very much input in the movie. He probably met with the director and producers, talking a bit, gave some suggestions and his thoughts on characters. But they're still making their own movie. If he like, had a producer credit or something, then I'd be thrilled. Based on some spoilers I've heard (a few mentioned here) they will likely be rewriting some characters' backgrounds in ways I don't like, but I'm still hoping we get a good flick.

  • March 20, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST

    That's a kick ass...

    by poeticwarriorII

    picture. Could this actually turn out good?

  • March 20, 2008, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Well, Ripcord

    by seagrass

    is supposed to be a white guy, so that's a bit incorrect. Also, they should have gotten Michael Clarke Duncan to play Roadblock (a HUGE missed opportunity) and Billy Dee Williams (Predator-era) to play Stalker.

  • March 20, 2008, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty good...

    by Frankenbastard

    But is he going to have the little rubber O-ring in his body? If not it’s going to suck. All joking aside, I like the 2 Mummy movies and yes Van Helsing was bad so the odds are 2 to 1 the man will deliver the goods. After all this is only based on a toy line and form the 80’s no less, how can you screw that up? The real question is will the original (and only one that matters)Gi Joe from the 60’s make a cameo? Or a Mego Action Jackson, that would rock! With his dazzling blue jumpsuit, mod styled hair, and white boots

  • March 20, 2008, 10:35 p.m. CST

    seagrass

    by Shermdawg

    Billy Dee Williams wasn't in Predator. That was Carl Weathers.

  • March 20, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST

    The O-ring and the swivel-arm battle grip

    by seagrass

    made those 3 & 3/4 figures jsut about perfect. When they added the ball-and-socket heads (for realistic swiveling action), I was a happy little geek. I think Barbecue and 2nd ed. Snake-Eyes were the first two figures I really went nuts over.

  • March 20, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST

    That picture is kick ass.

    by Yeti

    Hopefully the movie will too.

  • March 20, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Snake Eyes looks pretty good........

    by one9deuce

    but isn't his outfit a little new looking? Almost like he is the Snake Eyes character that walks around a theme park instead of a military commando/ninja who has been in some major combat.

  • March 20, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    What pisses me off about this....

    by Briannicus

    Is that they posted it yesterday, I was gonna be the first to comment (would have been my first and only time to do so.) and they pulled it right as I was signing in...Cool pic tho.

  • March 20, 2008, 11:30 p.m. CST

    TERMINATOR 4: GI JOE THE MOVIE

    by LaserPants

    GED DOO DUH CHAPPA!!!

  • March 20, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    by harosa

    Coming Soon has another pic up also, and after lightening the pictures up in Photoshop I see everything clearly now.

  • March 20, 2008, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Huge Version!

    by codymr

    Snake Eyes desktop wallpaper here I come!

  • March 20, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Looks Good

    by Playhouse

    My only nitpick is the Arashikage clan symbol should be a tatoo hidden underneath the suit. Remember how secret the connection between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow was? But that's manner. Looks like they are being pretty faithful on the design front.

  • March 21, 2008, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Snake Eyes has ALWAYS had a gun

    by Spicypeanut

    Stupid. And grenades. "Qualified Expert: All NATO and Warsaw Pact Small Arms." He's a commando. I'm pretty sure for the longest time there he used more small arms than he did a sword. Looks fucking awesome BTW.

  • March 21, 2008, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Second Picture out already!!!

    by tile_mcgillus

    http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q310/tile_mcgillus/joex-large.jpg

  • March 21, 2008, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Spoilers posted on Latino Review 2 days ago...

    by tile_mcgillus

    It was typed in all caps, not my style but here it is... <p> MASSIVE SPOILER TERRITORY! <p> I HAVE RECENTLY COME UNDER REX LEE/THE DOCTOR/COBRA COMMANDER’S MIND CONTROL THROUGH THE NANOMITES BEHIND THE INCISION SCAR OF MY RIGHT EAR JUST LIKE ANA LEWIS AKA THE BARONESS AKA COBRA COMMANDER’S SISTER IN THE MOVIE! <p> IN OTHER WORDS EL MAYIMBE IS NOW A MEMBER OF THE DIABOLICAL COBRA ORGANIZATION! <p> I’VE GONE ROGUE COURTESY OF AMY POWELL, THE SR VP OF INTERACTIVE MARKETING OVER AT PARAMOUNT! <p> SO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE HUH?! <p> WHICH GIJOE ACTUALLY DIES? HOW? COVERGIRL GETS IMPALED BY STORM SHADOW’S KATANA BLADE WHEN SHE ENTERS HAWK’S STATEROOM. STORM SHADOW THEN STABS HAWK IN THE GUT PARALYZING HIM. <p> WHO DOES ZARTAN CLONE? THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AT THE END OF THE MOVIE THERFORE LEAVING IT WIDE OPEN FOR THE SEQUEL! ZARTAN SPENT 18 MONTHS STUDYING THE PRESIDENT, LEARNING HIS MANNERISMS, ADOPTING HIS EATING HABITS, AND LOSING SIXTY PERCENT OF HIS OWN MUSCLE MASS. <p> WHAT’S UP WITH COBRA COMMANDER? DUKE’S BEST FRIEND IN THE BEGINNING OF THE MOVIE IS MEDICAL OFFICER REX LEE. DUKE IS GONNA MARRY REX’S SISTER ANA (aka the soon to be Baroness). REX WILL BE BEST MAN. DUKE PROMISES ANA TO TAKE CARE OF REX ON A MISSION THAT GOES TO HELL. REX IS SUPPOSEDLY KILLED OR SO WE THINK. REX REAPPEARS AS THE MASKED DOCTOR WHO BREATHES THROUGH A MASK AND BY THE END OF THE MOVIE BECOMES THE COBRA COMMANDER. THOSE JFX ONLINE PICTURES THAT LEAKED OF THE BARONESS? THAT IS ANA AT HER BROTHER’S REX FUNERAL. ANA THINKS REX IS STILL DEAD AND DOESN’T KNOW THE DOCTOR WORKING AT MARS IS HER BROTHER. <p> HOW DOES THE BARONESS BECOME DECOBRAY AND WHY? SHE MARRIES LEON DECOBRAY WHO RUNS A LAB IN FRANCE. HE WEAPONIZES DESTRO’S WARHEADS. SHE IN TURN, DIVORCES HIM. <p> DIDN’T THE BARONESS HAVE FEELINGS FOR DUKE? WHAT GIVES? SHE IS UNDER HER BROTHER’S MIND CONTROL. HAS A SMALL INCISION SCAR BEHIND HER RIGHT EAR. IT’S ALL ABOUT MIND CONTROL AND NANOTECHNOLOGY FOLKS. <p> ANY BIG TIME DESTRUCTION IN THE FILM? OH YEAH! DESTRO GETS EVEN WITH THE FRENCH AND TOPPLES OVER THE EIFFEL TOWER! IT COMES CRASHING DOWN INTO THE SEINE. NANOMITES EAT THE SHIT OUT OF IT. <p> ANYTHING ELSE HAPPENS? YEAH, DUKE GETS CAUGHT BY THE BAD GUYS JUST LIKE HE DID IN THE CARTOONS BACK IN THE DAY. <p> WHERE IS MARS HEADQUARTERS? AT THE POLAR ICE CAPS UNDERWATER <p> HOW DO THE JOES GET THERE? IN THE NIGHT RAVEN <p> DOES DESTRO WEAR HIS FAMOUS MASK? AT THE END. HIS FACE GETS BURNED THAT THE NANOMITES FORM A MASK AROUND MCCULLEN’S FACE HENCE DESTRO IS BORN. <p> ANY COOL TECH? YEAH, THE JOES HAVE MARK ONE ACCELERATOR SUITS LIKE THAT VIDEO GAME CRYSIS. MAKES YOU RUN FASTER, JUMP HIGHER AND HIT HARDER. BAD ASS! SO NOW YOU KNOW! HASTA EL PROXIMO CAPITULO... ...YO SOY EL MAYIMBE!

  • March 21, 2008, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Lets all calm down now, men...

    by fractureJonze

    I was afraid they'd have him without a mask. And, you know, white. That would have been one of those focus group fuck ups for the ages. Looks like at least one aspect from the 80s cartoon has made it in, folks. Now give me my beloved jive talking Roadblock, Dammit!

  • March 21, 2008, 12:48 a.m. CST

    fractureJonze...whaddaya mean white?

    by 23GreatWoundsAllGotInBattle

    ..underneath? He was a blonde guy, I thought... This pic looks pretty tits, but I thought I read awhile back that GI Joe was gonna be turned into an international force or some shit. Now I read on wiki that Dennis Quaid is Hawk. That's pretty cool - Quaid can do no wrong for me after Wyatt Earp and Savior. It could be fun if it doesn't take itself too seriously.

  • March 21, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Snake Eyes

    by Playhouse

    Is as white as it gets this side of Duke. Storm Shadow was the Asian one. And they got that casting right too.

  • March 21, 2008, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Bring on the snakes!

    by a rolling stone

    The hardest looks to pull off will be Destro and Zartan. Will Destro be CGI? Painted? Or will his face be frozen in place, like Green Goblin? They better get CC's hemlet right, too.

  • March 21, 2008, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Destro's face better be...

    by 23GreatWoundsAllGotInBattle

    old school Cylon glittering chrome with slot eyes and mouth. Bring it!

  • March 21, 2008, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Just found

    by a rolling stone

    There's a better shot of Snake-Eyes at superherohype.com More light.

  • March 21, 2008, 2:07 a.m. CST

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    by uss cygnus

    Fuck "GI BOW AT THE ALTAR OF THE UNITED NATIONS". WHAT PART OF "A REAL ****AMERICAN**** HERO" DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?!?

  • March 21, 2008, 2:10 a.m. CST

    uss cygnus, america sucks, and so does this snake eyes pic

    by ironic_name

  • March 21, 2008, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Well with Hama involved, it is Snake Eyes.

    by DigitalDong

    God sometimes Harry is a huge douchebag. Hama was and always will be the heart and soul of GI Joe. "get the character right" what a stupid statement.

  • March 21, 2008, 2:39 a.m. CST

    i just shit my pants...

    by Thunder Mammoth

    and then i saw the picture of snake eyes!!!... holy cow! if i had any more shit in my colon, i would've just squeezed out another load in my pants!

  • March 21, 2008, 2:56 a.m. CST

    to Mr. Sinister

    by Vern

    Well I ain't going to the comic shop but one of my nerd issues correspondents forced me to borrow GI JOE book #1. So you will be happy to hear that I can now understand how this concept could have been made into a pretty cool action movie. The basic concept of the team of specialists with different gimmicks could definitely have worked in an '80s style action movie like a PREDATOR. I'm still not gonna read the whole thing because it's not my thing, it's pretty corny but I can see what you're talking about now. So please take me off your enemies list.<p> Also I think the pictures is pretty good, I am pro-ninja. It's still a Stephen Sommers movie so let's not get carried away, but who knows. Maybe I will break my vow of not watching Stephen Sommers movies if it looks fun enough.

  • March 21, 2008, 3:39 a.m. CST

    Do you think Scarlett made him fuck her from behind?

    by DOGSOUP

    No he probably kept the mask on so she wouldn't have to see his mutilated face holes. I also wondered, when Destro dove for The Baroness' muff, did he use a hair dryer to warm his face first or does she like frozen metal touching her twat? In conclusion, What Would Alan Moore Do?

  • March 21, 2008, 3:58 a.m. CST

    JERKING OFF TO IT RIGHT NOW

    by redfist

    DAMN YOU MICHAEL BAY

  • March 21, 2008, 5:06 a.m. CST

    They should ignore those gay comics...

    by Tourist

    ...And stick with trying to make a watchable film out of the shitty cartoon and toy lines alone. That would take some real man balls. Using the um-mega-retard funny books as a guide is like using a cheat sheet.

  • March 21, 2008, 5:42 a.m. CST

    No offense to many, but...

    by Cybyer

    Having Cobra Commander turn out to be an old friend of Duke's (movie) is no more or less retarded than having him turn out to be the never-before-mentioned brother of the drunk driver that wiped out Snake-Eyes' family post-Vietnam (comics). The anger of his brother being a douchebag and dying stupidly propelled him to turn his mad car-selling skills to evil and build the ultimate international terrorist organization? Riiiiiiiiiiiiight...

  • March 21, 2008, 5:54 a.m. CST

    I gotta say...

    by edbig98

    This pic looks fucking sweet. Now let's see what they can do with Destro and maybe, just maybe, i'll watch the film...

  • March 21, 2008, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Ray Park

    by Knuckleduster

    Obvious choice, but a damn good one.

  • March 21, 2008, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Okay, okay, I have to admit...

    by LordPorkington

    I was a massive fan of GI Joe back in the 80's and loved all the generation one stuff and the classic comics, I even have a massive Devil's Due poster of Cobra Commander hanging on my wall right in front of me as I type this, and I was very cynical of this whole project. I absolutely hated Van Helsing and all the Mummy movies, so I held my head in my hands when I saw Stephen Sommers attached to my childhood dream movie. "Anyone but him, I'd even have Dr Boll instead of this prick!" I thought to myself. But after seeing this picture of Snake Eyes I admit I got slightly excited. Sure, it could all be a massive fuck-up and total disaster, but with Larry Hama onboard and sounding optimistic, I'll reserve my judgement for now. Keep your fingers crossed for someone faithful Joe fans!

  • March 21, 2008, 7:18 a.m. CST

    BRIGHT RED!?!? HORRIBLE!

    by stlfilmwire

    What kind of ninja has bright red patches on it and a bright silver-looking sword!? Horrible crap! B.S.!

  • March 21, 2008, 7:23 a.m. CST

    GI Joe might be there. . .

    by Rikrik_the_Wise

    But I'm almost certainly not going to be.

  • March 21, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    What annoys me most about the changes

    by BizarroJerry

    I have to admit the changing of characters origins, while sometimes OK, is particularly aggravating to me. Just imagine the outcry if they put out a Spider-Man movie but changed his origin as much as they're doing here with G.I. Joe. What makes it most annoying is that G.I. Joe became popular with its original storyline. And honestly, the cartoon and comic worlds were not all that different. I think it's obvious though that Duke will be more of the focus, if for no other reason than Snake-Eyes can't talk.

  • March 21, 2008, 7:45 a.m. CST

    DAMN I'M IMPRESSED...

    by BigBlackDude

    It actually looks like snake eyes. There may be hope for one of my 80's cartoons after all.

  • March 21, 2008, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Original Devil's Due poster...

    by LordPorkington

    After looking at my Devil's Due Snake Eyes poster, these images seem to be based on that look more than anything else, right down to the Arashikage symbol showing on his armour instead of only being tattooed on his arm. Does this give hope to the rest of the character designs also being based on the Devil's Due look? Discuss...

  • March 21, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Where are the flames?

    by photoboy

    I guess they're not going to rape this one like Bay did with his fucking awful robot designs.

  • March 21, 2008, 8:17 a.m. CST

    But will he take off the mask?

    by Anna Valerious

    Come on, have you seen the guy without sfx makeup? HOT!!!

  • March 21, 2008, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Hopefully Larry can save this potentual mess of a Movie.

    by Stalkeye

    By trying to change the premise of some international peacekeeping force and closely base it on the Marvel/devil's Due canon.<p>As a teenager who grew up reading the Comics and collecting those little fuckers, I have less expectations from the upcoming project, but with Hama's input there's a glimmer of hope. Albiet a small one. The image looks great BTW.

  • March 21, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    To the Fucktards: A Message

    by TheLastCleric

    Nobody is saying this will be a groundbreaking work of cinema and of course the possibility that it will suck remains but that costume is dead on when compared to the source material. The man in the suit also happens to be an incredibly talented martial artist so the bottom line is that not everything about this film is looking all that bad. I, like many here, was shocked to see such a faithful representation of Snake Eyes so at this juncture you can color me impressed. I understand that for some of you, talking endless shit is your thing but regardless, those pics look pretty damn good. Lighten up, fellas.

  • March 21, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Not bad. I prefer the original goggle look, though.

    by Dingbatty

  • March 21, 2008, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Maybe someday Ray Park will get to act...

    by rev_skarekroe

    ...without either 2 tons of makeup or his face completely hidden.

  • March 21, 2008, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Wow, he LOOKS like Snake Eyes

    by Sithdan

    No "reinventions," no "reimaginatings," no "reinterpretations." This is the Snake Eyes I remember as a kid. This movie might actually be a fun popcorn venture.

  • March 21, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST

    wow this is FUCKIN AWESOME

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

    I thought that was a CGI shot at first, then i realized it was ray park in costume....really impressed... with the rest of the cast, i hope they keep it a dark and gritty film...since no kid under 18 even knows what gi joe is about aanyway, this should be geared towards the fans. although we know that hey are going to try and "reintroduce" the characters to a new generation...

  • March 21, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST

    and they should take their design style from JAE LEE'S gi joe wo

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

  • March 21, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST

    and they should take their design style from JAE LEE'S gi joe wo

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

  • March 21, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Porkship Sandwiches!!!!

    by Engelhast

    Coming from a total Joe geek from back in the day (I even owned the USS Flag) that looks totally wicked balls.

  • March 21, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST

    As a ninja with a gun....

    by Jackie Boy

    Shouldn't the pistol be silenced?

  • March 21, 2008, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Any word on Timber?

    by Pariah74

    Snake Eyes needs his wolf buddy...that was always my favorite aspect of Snake Eyes...the fact that he was so bad ass that a wolf would follow him.

  • March 21, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Too bad Steve Irwin got killed...

    by Engelhast

    He would have been a great Croc-Master.

  • March 21, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST

    WAY COOL!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    This is so awesome!

  • March 21, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I need to see the Baroness with a stripper pole

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • March 21, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    That's NOT a real photo!! that's a CG PRE-VIS!!!!

    by FleshMachine

    cool? yes. real? no!!!! give us a real PHOTO!!!

  • March 21, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    For all those who feel that Snake Eyes' clan symbol is too promi

    by seventhbrother

  • March 21, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Snake Eyes' clan symbol too bright or prominent??..

    by seventhbrother

    Sorry about above I hit the post button by accident. Check this picture out for comparison and inspiration for the USA Today pic.. http://www.yojoe.com/archive/posters/images/BeckSnkEysPos t.jpg

  • March 21, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Though Snake-Eyes looks great...

    by Hangar315

    Will they give the red clam suit to everyone's real fave Barbeque?? And what of Ship Wreck's talking parrot? I imagine it will be "CGI'd in later"....

  • March 21, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Didn't know GI Joe had Sienna Miller in it ?!?

    by SkinJob69

    Schwing!

  • March 21, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Too beautiful... no words... wish I could paint...

    by nerosday

    This is AWESOME!! It is Snake-Eyes. Park, Quaid, and Byung-hun Lee have been the best casting so far to me. I still have major concerns about the plot and film itself, but God, thats a good design. Most of the foam rubber chest plate is going to be covered with kit and gear most of the time anyway so that hopefully won't be too distracting. Now if the just keep Hawk in the leather bomber for most of the movie... but reading the thing from Latino Review above worries me. Inhancement suites? Sure it'll make for great stunt work, but for the love of God Sommers keep the wire work to a minimum that shit never looks real and is always distracting as shit to see because it completly takes me out of the fight scene. It worked for Crouching Tigar, but really should have stayed there.

  • March 21, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Snake Eyes with a gun

    by Urge to Kill

    Snake Eyes with a gun = Flames on Optimus guy you are a moron the toy snake eyes came with a fucking uzi and if you ever read the comic he used a gun all the time.

  • March 21, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Thanks Shermdawg!

    by seagrass

    Duh. I meant Carl Weathers. However, Billy Dee might have made a decent Stalker as well!

  • March 21, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    What with the fake vein on his arm?

    by Darth Bauer

    Weird.

  • March 21, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    I wonder if those are 100% fake muscles

    by seagrass

    Ray Park's already got some defined muscles. If he beefed up a bit for the role, and if he's wearing a skintight outfit, then they might show through it quite a bit (although maybe not enough to show veins). He's gotta be able to jump and twist and kick in that outfit, so it can't be anywhere near as bulky as a Bat-outfit.

  • March 21, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Too new????

    by Frankenbastard

    What’s with all the retarded complaining about the costumes looking too new? First off its 2 pictures of one character (out of like 30) in the movie and second it’s a publicity photo for a film that’s fairly new in production. If whining about a costume looking too new (when for a change the character actually looks the way the toy does) is a way of saying “hey look at me I need attention in a talkback” that’s just being King of all Fucktards. Plus, let’s pretend for a minute that the film is based on a crappy toy line from the 80’s. When I bought my Snake-eyes he was brand new then as I played with him, threw rocks at him, made him fight tanks, melted him with WD-40 and a lighter he became more worn. So give the film makers a chance to throw a few rocks at him as the story ticks on. I wish they would make these Joes fight an army of 20 foot 60’s and 70’s Gi Joes. They would squash them because nothing makes an action figure more ornery than having arthritic Kung Fu (tm) grip. Ahh, the fight would be glorious.

  • March 21, 2008, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Awesome...

    by Celicynd

    though I do wish they would have had the Arashikage symbol on his wrist under the costume instead of on his arm and sword... then we could have had a "Silent Interlude" reveal of the Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes connection.

  • March 21, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Geordi La Forge! Reading Rainbow Lives!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • March 21, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Ray Park was great as the Headless Horseman

    by seagrass

    and as Darth Maul, obviously. Maybe we'll get to see him really open up as Snake Eyes...something we were only teased with in Phantom Menace.

  • March 21, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    seventhbrother...

    by LordPorkington

    That's the exact Devil's Due poster I was referring to above. Pretty sweet, isn't it? Now I want to see Cobra Commander leaning forward on his Cobra-head throne just like in my other poster, complete with hooded mask...

  • March 21, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Blu-Ray dead... No More Format War... Go Buy A DVD Player

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • March 21, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    too silver

    by ironic_name

  • March 21, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Looks Better than Bay's Megatron

    by finky089

    I'm actualyl surprised hwo close to the 1980's look they got this one. <p> I hope the muscles look more natural in the movie.

  • March 21, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    His Sword is too silver.........

    by Oriba

    I like the look though. Cant wait to see what Storm Shadow will look like now

  • March 21, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    nipples on Snake Eyes?

    by Oriba

    Lets hope not

  • March 21, 2008, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Larry Hama's involvement intrigues me

    by Reel American Hero

    Unless they just paid him off to help with the look of the characters costumes and then paid him a little extra to keep quiet about the level of quality of the picture. As far as Cobra Commander's origin goes, he's always, always, always had a horrible origin, no matter which version of G.I.Joe we're talking about. You've got one where he was, as mentioned, the brother of the guy who drove the car Snake Eyes crashed into back in the day. Another in which he was an evolved snake person of the Cobra-La race. And another now in which he's Duke's former best friend. He's a badass looking character, but his backstory has always been shit. Not the shit, just shit. And to whoever wants to see G.I.Joe done as a realistic military type movie......well, to each his own, but fuck that shit. I hope when I see this movie there's some just batshit crazy plot to take over the world by Cobra, probably using snakes in some way, shape, or form. And G.I.Joe is stopping them. And I hope to hear Cobra...retreat! at least once. If I want to watch a realistic miltitary action movie I'll watch that. G.I.Joe is not meant to be that. It's meant to be exactly what we see in that picture at the top of this article.

  • March 21, 2008, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Take a close look at pic #2

    by nerosday

    It looks like the face is actually a combo helmet, latex to the top of the visor, and balaclava below the visor, you can actually see Ray's lips outlned through the fabric. and there's a dispoportion between big head and small lower face. That's different, but makes sense. Ray wouldn't be able to breath through latex very well, but the military issue clavas are very comfortable. He must have a seem along the jaw where the change over happens, may be why the pics deliberately keep that part of the face dark.

  • March 21, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Well, if that's CGI

    by seagrass

    it looks like shit. Looks too real. JazzTerminator, you are an ass.

  • March 21, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    In a completely unrelated note

    by seagrass

    This is the best t-shirt EVER made: http://tinyurl.com/333zrp

  • March 21, 2008, 11:58 a.m. CST

    seagrass!!!

    by nerosday

    Dude you trying to get me fired I'm at school.... LOL

  • March 21, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah

    by seagrass

    NSFW. Sorry, Nerosday. However, you should definitely buy that shirt and wear it to school.

  • March 21, 2008, noon CST

    CG!????

    by Frankenbastard

    I know for a fact that those pics are NOT CG. If they are, i'm out of a job.

  • March 21, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    why can Batman has this kind of costume?

    by DarthBakpao

    The whole rubber suit is just too much

  • March 21, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    TheJazzTerminator take a chill pill mate!

    by LordPorkington

    Holy shit, you'll never make it into your teens with a raging temper like that. It's just a movie, some people will like it, some won't, some just won't give a shit, plain and simple. If it is CGI'd up, who cares?! It looks okay for now, but we'll see how it looks in the actual movie, along with the rest of it. Now sit down, put your feet up and have a cuppa.

  • March 21, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Then I would really get fired.

    by nerosday

    Hey, Mr. Ga...oh, my GOD!!!

  • March 21, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Balaclava

    by seagrass

    Such a great word. Rolls off the tongue. B-A-L-A-C-L-A-V-A. Like hot lava.

  • March 21, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST

    I will wear that shirt while I am DJing

    by seagrass

    and the chicks shall love it.

  • March 21, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    I want to see Harry in that shirt, actually.

    by seagrass

    That would be PRICELESS.

  • March 21, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    I'm thinking beachware...

    by nerosday

  • March 21, 2008, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Harry that shirt and a speedo, oh baby.

    by nerosday

  • March 21, 2008, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Not rubber...

    by Frankenbastard

    You'd be surprised how much of it isn't rubber. You'd be surprised how much of it isn't rubber. His mask is actually really intricate but wait till you see some of the other characters…pretty impressive stuff.

  • March 21, 2008, 12:07 p.m. CST

    How many guys would have the cojones

    by seagrass

    to actually wear the shirt?

  • March 21, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Frankenbastard

    by seagrass

    I take it you are associated with the film in some way. In that case, if Storm Shadow's costume looks awesome, do NOT reply to this message.

  • March 21, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Not I.

    by nerosday

  • March 21, 2008, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Looks good so far

    by MacTard420

    those two pictures alone are already better than the entire Bayformers movie!

  • March 21, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST

    I enjoy teaching, but damn dress codes, you know?

    by nerosday

  • March 21, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    When are we going to get The Refigerator Perry photo?

    by skycrapper

    Oh wait we don't want to see that. So are the guns going to shoot lasers and are all the pilots going parachute right before the missle hits their aircraft? Most importantly are we going to get a "knowing is half the battle" speech during the credits? If so then I'm there!

  • March 21, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    TheJazzTerminator, why so sure?

    by LordPorkington

    Have you placed a large bet on it not being 100% real and if you lose then you'll have to pay your friend back with your entire Spiderman comic collection or something? You seem rather distressed and agitated about the whole thing...

  • March 21, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    VEINS!!!?!?!

    by aceattorney

    Gross.

  • March 21, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Too Ninja-ey

    by boba_rob

    Actually that image is really cool. I am getting excited for this film.

  • March 21, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Almost Perfect

    by macrat84

    Finally have something I want to post TalkBack about! Long time G.i. Joe fan here. I remember my first figure (Shory Fuse). I love the pic, and have hopes for the movie as long as Larry Hama is involved. My only issue with this Snake Eyes (and a minor one it is) is the BRIGHT RED Arishakage clan symbol on the arm. He's a ninja, and the black is for stealth, dammit! The silver is bad enough, but why add the red? just leave it on his forearm, and covered, where it belongs. Also, for you youngsters, check out some of the older G.I. Joe comics, especially the silent issue. Snake Eyes does use guns, he was military before he was ninja. They did get it right!

  • March 21, 2008, 12:30 p.m. CST

    ummm....

    by Celicynd

    Why are people complaining that a ninja has a bright red symbol on his shoulder? G.I. Joe is the thing that has a freakin' ninja dressed in all white with a red cobra symbol on his chest. (and mask and shoulders in some versions)

  • March 21, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    darthferris, I know a guy at work who's had

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    that tattoo for years.

  • March 21, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    The real questionis:Darth Maul vs. Snake Eyes

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Who would win?

  • March 21, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    seagrass

    by Frankenbastard

    I’m actually on the fence about Destro but I think as strange as it sounds people are going to not be too thrilled with Scarlett. But rest assured none of this in any way look like Mortal Combat. Now I’m finished talking about it. Have a great day.

  • March 21, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    isn't an Arishakage symbol on your military uniform...

    by blue1622

    comparable to wearing another country's flag? Read that on Veidt.com. Whatever, I do really love it.

  • March 21, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    If Scarlett

    by seagrass

    has long red hair, a hot body, and a crossbow, I will be happy. I was not thrilled with her original uniform, and Hasbro never did get an action figure of her to look...well, good. Now, Jinx...there was a female action figure. Yayer, boy.

  • March 21, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Oh my god

    by seagrass

    I am such a loser.

  • March 21, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST

    There was only one Destro figure

    by seagrass

    I actually liked...the one where he's got the Ricardo Montalban "Khan" chest, and the slim, molded helmet. This one (remove spaces if needed): http://www.yojoe.com/action/01/destro6.shtml However, the gold-helmeted Destro was kinda cool, too.

  • March 21, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    I used to love GI Joe.

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    Had a letter printed in the back of like issue 15 or some such shit when I was 12. I expect the movie to be complete shit, but I'll watch it anyway. And I really can't wait to see the clips get edited, Fensler Film style. Bring on the porkchop sandwiches!

  • March 21, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    vow of silence? you sir are a dumbass

    by ArcadianDS

    Snake-eyes was disfigured during a helicopter crash in which he saved Scarlett's life. He took a blast of flame and glass to the face, and was never able to speak after that.<p> vow of silence = retcon if its true and 'dumbass' if it isn't.

  • March 21, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    For people bitching the pic is too dark...

    by Ashleyo

    here: http://tinyurl.com/2zsb7d

  • March 21, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST

    porchop sandwiches?? please.

    by ArcadianDS

    its all about the chocolate covered donuts and grape soda.<p> Also, someone above said that in SE's bio, that he rejoined the military by way of GI JOE and wore black because he was reclusive. nope. He wore fatigues like everyone else up until his accident.<p> Also, do we know if the October Guard will appear?

  • March 21, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST

    This is how it should look

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Glad to see they didn't put old Snake Eyes in a leather jacket and a green speedo.

  • March 21, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Looks exactly as the character is depicted here:

    by sapno_krei

    http://www.answers.com/topic/snakeeyesposter-jpg-1 (sorry no tinyurl at work)

  • March 21, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Ninja with an uzi

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Don't get much cooler than that.

  • March 21, 2008, 1:22 p.m. CST

    SICK of CG... Ruined TOO MANY movies!

    by ZeroCorpse

    While I still hated the ending to "I Am Legend", it would have been a shit-ton better if they had used real, living extras in makeup than it was with the video game cartoon vampires. <p> This image is cool but if that's what we're going to see in the movie, then it will SUCK.

  • March 21, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Looks really cool, I must admit

    by SpencerTrilby

    I'm not a big fan of the "Sommersverse" but it could be fun. More fun than Transformers.

  • March 21, 2008, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Have to admit, just like when X-Men and Transformers came out, I

    by CreasyBear

    can hear my fourth grade self rockin' out at the sight of a live-action, big-budget movie of the ol' cool shit. Man, if someone told me back then that I would have to wait well past the year 2000 to see live-action movies for my favorite cartoon / comic stuff, I would have been awfully depressed. And now that they're finally here, I actually let things like "plot" and "character" ruin my enjoyment of them! That's irony.

  • March 21, 2008, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Why the Hell???

    by nerosday

    Do people keep thinking this is CG? Its a real pic with maybe some digital photo editing.

  • March 21, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Sommers Is As Sommers Does

    by zombiezeus

    "The Mummy" was fun, that's undeniable. A little too cutesy and family friendly, sure, but it had its own, arguably original tone, and was conceived as a fun, light, action adventure, and it definitely succeeded at that. Could it have been better? Sure. It shouldn't even have been called "The Mummy", evoking a horror movie concept. It should have been called something more pulp-y, like "Rick Whateverhisnamewas And The Curse of Imhotep!", because it was so obviously riding Indiana Jones' coattails. So obviously they wanted to avoid the connection, hence calling it "The Mummy", but it was still a fun popcorn adventure. So he DOES know what he's doing in some ways, clearly. Then along came "The Mummy Returns", and yes, he screwed the pooch six ways to Sunday. I mean it was bad every way you look at it. And then of course there was "Van Helsing", ASTOUNDING in its stupidity. BUT--even in "Returns" and "Helsing", he proved that he can direct and sustain exciting, engaging, ENTERTAINING action set-pieces. The opening of Van Helsing, in Paris, against Hyde? Awesome. That is an awesome action scene. The movie went off the rails in so many other ways, but the guy knows what he's doing when it comes to over-the-top, fun, unrealistic action. And since G.I. Joe isn't exactly War & Peace to begin with, and the studio has said time and time again that they're closely following the source material to the extent that they've BROUGHT ON THE WRITER of the source material, I think it's a pretty safe bet that they're aware of Sommer's tendencies to 'get lost in his own museum', so to speak, and are doing everything in their power to ensure he sticks to what he does best. This is a glass-half-full outlook, to be sure, but so far I honestly have to say I haven't heard or seen anything that is massively worrisome, and I'm a HUGE, die-hard, as-long-as-I've-been-cognizant Joe fan. Even that picture of The Baroness as a blonde--I immediately just assumed she was in disguise. She was ALWAYS doing that in the comics and cartoons, after all...

  • March 21, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    OK-- Not CG--

    by ZeroCorpse

    Just a very shiny costume and BAD lighting.

  • March 21, 2008, 1:40 p.m. CST

    I rather Snake Eyes be Pink

    by Rufferto

    This is just the crumbs they are giving to satisfy the fans so they forget how horrible the script is. AND it works just like it did for Transformers. Yes he looks great but it doesn't mean a damn thing other then a wasted opportunity. I'll be renting this unless Marlon Wayans gets hit by a bus and the script is rewritten but you know that won't happen. Cobra Commander is not some pawn lacky 20 something doushe bag. He is Cobra and when it was taken away from him in the book it was only through force. And Destro doesn't wear a mask because his face is messed up that's Snake Eyes. They have it all backwards.

  • March 21, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Then have the script this awful

    by Rufferto

    Can we trade?

  • March 21, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    ArcadianDS you forgot about the mini pizzas

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Serpentor regaled the tale to the Dreadnoks that pizza basically brought about the conquest of the world by the Roman Empire. Dr. Mindbender had a total cow when he heard it.

  • March 21, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Nice weapon

    by nerosday

    they kitted him out with an FN Five-seveN, by Fabrique Nationale de Herstal (FNH), a Belvery nice. A pistol that fires a small high velocity, high penitration round thats basicly a cut down rifle round with a slightly larger in diameter than those fired by the M-4 and 16. Nasty. Little hole but even kevlar has great difficulty stopping it. per wikipedia: the Five-seveN's ammunition is designed to hit, travel a few inches, then tumble end over end without deforming. This means that the wound it creates would be as tall as the length of the projectile (more than 21 mm). ouch.

  • March 21, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Destro is a great character

    by Rufferto

    But he's not the founder of Cobra. And since the "Baroness" is actually brain washed and is really in love with a Joe, well, that's another shot to the character. They might as well not have him in it. This whole Duke was buddies with a brain washed super soldier that will supposedly be Cobra commander and they are all related at the end of the movie is so lame. The script is telling a totally out there back story irrelevant to the name it's feeding off of. They didn't have to do that. They didn't have to explain any of that.

  • March 21, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    and its got a 20 round that's 2-0 magazine capacity

    by nerosday

  • March 21, 2008, 2 p.m. CST

    aww man i WAS so into this....

    by joevfx

    movie when i saw this pic of snake-eyes but then i found out marlyn waynes is in this movie. god help this production.

  • March 21, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Larry Hama + G.I.Joe= FanboyAwesomeness!

    by donkingkong

    Joe the real American Hero IS Larry Hama! F the cartoons and that lame movie and every other marketing tool used to sell the toy. I loved GIJoe as an 80's kid, and read the comic religiously until issue 100ish. Seriously I thank the powers that be for including this man in the project!!!! I was thinking this movie would suck (especially with the International slant it appears to be going), but now I'm thinking this could be fan-boy brillance!!!!

  • March 21, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST

    One possible bad thing the gun shows though

    by nerosday

    FNH is a Belgian arms maker, and weren't they originally planning to put the Pit in Belgium in the original "Multinational Team" idea?

  • March 21, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST

    By the way Begium is a lovely country

    by nerosday

    The people are great there just like the waffles and I mean that I visited while I was in the service stationed in Germany and they were great to me there...France not so much.

  • March 21, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST

    since the UZI is a little old fashioned...

    by nerosday

    Anyone want to throw around suggestions about Snakes what snakes new PDW should be?

  • March 21, 2008, 2:28 p.m. CST

    I like the H&K MP7

    by nerosday

    It is a very new gun, but it keeps the outline of the old UZI, with the long clip in the grip and the general shape. Plus it looks bad ass silenced.

  • March 21, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    I hope the dudes don't jump out in parachutes

    by skywalkerfamily

    after their plane gets hit in this one.

  • March 21, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Video killed the radio star...

    by LordPorkington

    And hardcore talk about Uzi's killed this talkback. Well done!

  • March 21, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Frankenbastard

    by one9deuce

    Sounds like you are part of the costume department. If so, insist that the costumes look USED and quit being a little bitch about my pointing that out. <p> One of the reasons we all love Indiana Jones is that his outfit looks like he has actually worn it while fighting/getting dragged behind a truck/diving out of the way of a boulder/slicing a suspension bridge in half and riding it down to the cliff face etc... <p> Not posing for cameras in a studio.

  • March 21, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    This could very well be...

    by LordPorkington

    A scene in the movie where Snake Eyes is posing for publicity shots in a studio, hence his nice 'n' clean uniform. Or it could even be special scuff-proof armour so he can roll around in the muck a bit? We just don't know people, we just DON'T know!!

  • March 21, 2008, 3:39 p.m. CST

    I hope Snake Eyes breakdances

    by skywalkerfamily

    like he did in the cartoon. We need cartoon accuracy.

  • March 21, 2008, 3:41 p.m. CST

    ***SPOILERS***

    by LordPorkington

    By the way I'm Stephen Sommers' 2nd Unit Director and you guys are just going to hate Patrick Stewart as Dr Mindbender. And don't even get me started on Tom Selleck as Major Bludd. I argued with Stephen about how Selleck really shouldn't be wearing a Hawaiian shirt and driving a Ferrari 380GTSi, as it wasn't really faithful to Larry's original concept for the character, but he insisted, and it stayed in the movie. I've never seen Mr Hama looking so pissed in all the time I've know him (3 days)...

  • March 21, 2008, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Breakdancing Snake Eyes...

    by sapno_krei

    ...is one of the most iconic cartoon moments from my childhood.

  • March 21, 2008, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Tattoo should have been a "reveal"

    by adeepercut2k

    I like that they have the "tattoo". It could have been better if it was a reveal in the film. Much like the silent comic, they could have had the Arashikage Clan tattoo revealed through some plot development.

  • March 21, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST

    ***SPOILERS 2***

    by LordPorkington

    Snake Eyes isn't mute in this movie, that's just something we've been leaking out to the press, but nor is he scarred from 'Nam with damaged vocal chords. Again, myself and Larry fought with Stephen (or Stevo as I call him) over this but Stevo wanted to give the character a real twist so now the character just can't be bothered to talk. Although we have just recorded a scene for the finale where ol' Snakey pulls off his mask and will utter a single word. I don't want to spoil it, because it's really significant and sets up the sequel nicely, but what I can tell you is this - we're in negotiations with Emo Philips to provide the dialogue, which we'll dub in during Post-Production.

  • March 21, 2008, 3:54 p.m. CST

    hmmm...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    why would some "second unit director" start spilling the beans?. i don't trust anything Lordporkloin says.

  • March 21, 2008, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Looks a bit like CGI

    by BetaSword

    he looks a bit like CGI, so i think, making him fight is also doable that way, making it a lot easier to have him make interesting stunts, that would be imüpossible otherwise.

  • March 21, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST

    If Frankenbastard can be in the costume department...

    by LordPorkington

    Then I can be 2nd Unit Director. And I am.

  • March 21, 2008, 4:15 p.m. CST

    ***SPOILERS 3***

    by LordPorkington

    And just for that little bit of insolence from DigitalBeachWar, here's another tasty tidbit for you. Guess who we just cast as Tomax & Xamot? The Olsen Twins. You didn't hear that from me though...

  • March 21, 2008, 4:36 p.m. CST

    bodymassage!

    by ironic_name

  • March 21, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST

    ***Spoilers 1.0***

    by donkingkong

    Hi fans it’s me again, the 2nd Unit Director under Brett McBay of the soon to be instant cult classic of the GI Joe porno tentatively being called GI Hoes: A Real American Bimbo. And I must say that the leaked script for the Hollywood movie has been a real inspiration for us and our work on the set here (we're writing as we go along kinda like what's being done with the Hollywood movie). Names had to change for trademark and proprietary reasons but I must say that the Snake-Thighs, Spitting Cobra, and the Baronundress threesome love tryst straight from the 22nd draft of the Hollywood movie looks just as promising in our interpretation as it does on pages 53-77 of theirs. Keep your eyes and fly’s open for our straight to corner liquor store release: 7/7/09!

  • I ditched the clan symbol. Lighten the silver/plastic bling. Made his visor closer (or alternately his lower face further out in the fix1 pix). I also lessoned and reshaped the abs/pecs a bit. I think thiers mostly looks OK... though they should have gone with a more cloth-like / looser material I think. Will probably have to fiddle with the image URLS below. http://www.metalands.com/snakeFix1.jpg http://www.metalands.com/snakeFix2.jpg

  • March 21, 2008, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Looks cool. Bring on Storm Shadow!

    by alienindisguise

    I do think the "bling" adds a bit to much silver to him but whatever. I was expecting much worse.

  • March 21, 2008, 6:04 p.m. CST

    It's Ray PARK!

    by skywalkerfamily

    Not Ray Parks.

  • March 21, 2008, 6:07 p.m. CST

    If Larry Hama is involved...

    by llac12

    ...then this will be as awesome as it could possibly be. He came up with practically everything- I still have many of those comic books. Too bad they´ve got Sommers directing it. I hope nothing from the tv show makes it in because that was a huge piece of shit.

  • March 21, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Um...why are you comparing a cartoon voice actor with a comic b

    by llac12

  • March 21, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    ...book writer?

    by llac12

  • March 21, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    There's a BIG diffrence between some voice actor..

    by Stalkeye

    ..and the sole creator of the RAH concept. Hama just might prevent this Movie from being a total shitfest.We shall see August '09.

  • March 21, 2008, 7 p.m. CST

    Zartan and the faggy twins

    by Loosejerk

    DON'T DO DRUGS!!!!!

  • March 21, 2008, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Sweeter than it has a right to be

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Word

  • March 21, 2008, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Good luck to Kurt Wimmer for topping that Ninja

    by SpencerTrilby

    on his Metal Gear movie. If he can manage for once to make it look for anything but a sweded version of a more popular film I guess it could be ok. <p> Seriously, these pic rock. I'm officially shifting my views from "indifferent" to "mildly interested".

  • March 21, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Snake Eyes is all CG in this?

    by skywalkerfamily

    Like Gollum?

  • March 21, 2008, 9:26 p.m. CST

    For the Too Clean Freaks

    by HyphenatedWords

    Let's remember that this man is in the military. Unless he's in the fray, his uniform and equipment is going to look prestine. I remember my brother shining his dress shoes till you could see your reflection in them, the crease on his pants sharp enough to slice diamonds. This shouldn't look like a George Lucas lived-in Jedi moisture farmer Predator costume. Let him start clean so we can see how fucked up he can get by the end.

  • March 21, 2008, 9:31 p.m. CST

    TheJazzTerminator

    by HyphenatedWords

    I thought the first pic looked CGI when I first saw it, too. Once I downloaded it and took it into Photoshop to lighten it up, it's clearly the real deal.

  • March 21, 2008, 9:34 p.m. CST

    And... AHA! No mask removal at last!

    by HyphenatedWords

    Spidey and Iron Man MUST take their damned masks off in their films so we can be dazzled by thier bankable mugs. Ray's bankability is in his moves, Snake Eyes (should) have a destroyed face, and the character isn't recognizable without his masks, so we may well see a masked hero keep his lid on till the end for a change.

  • March 21, 2008, 10:01 p.m. CST

    TheJazzTerminator

    by JediWuddayaknow

    Dude, shut the fuck up. Either come up with some hard proof that it's not real or shut the fuck up. What did you miss nap time today or something?

  • March 21, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST

    movie nightmare = no mask removal

    by Dawhiteguy

    no mask removal, colorful tights, no speaking, sword and gun simultaneously, more than one alike character on the same screen Someone call Bryan Singer this is going to be a movie holocaust!!! if timber the wolf makes the cut without flame tattoos and/or changed to a pitbull because of "popularity" than they did their homework finally.

  • March 21, 2008, 11:31 p.m. CST

    His mask will come off, and his face will be

    by skywalkerfamily

    horribly disfigured.

  • March 21, 2008, 11:43 p.m. CST

    serinx

    by one9deuce

    Yeah, he does look even better with the red removed. Nice work.

  • March 21, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST

    TheJazzTerminator

    by one9deuce

    You're an idiot for thinking that the picture is CGI. <p> You're an asshole for calling us "blind" when the picture is 100% definitely Ray Park in costume. <p> So basically you're an idiot-asshole.

  • March 21, 2008, 11:51 p.m. CST

    He looks like Snake Eyes

    by Gozu

    A surprisingly faithful translation from cartoon to reality. Also, Stephen Sommers is a better director than Michael Bay by a long shot.

  • March 22, 2008, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Finally...

    by slave to the one

    Hollywood agrees with my dream casting of Ray Parks as Snake Eyes! Fucking awesome shot, really does invoke the cartoon image of Snake Eyes! If Michael Bay was directing, his mask would look like a tribal vagina!

  • March 22, 2008, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Needs flames

    by GibsonUSA

    Lets put flames on all our childhood heroes, then defend it.

  • March 22, 2008, 12:43 a.m. CST

    I forgot that they made Optimus and Megatron brothers

    by GibsonUSA

    Thanks for reminding me :(

  • March 22, 2008, 1:04 a.m. CST

    No way Sienna is as hot as Baroness as Munn

    by Dingbatty

    in this video: http://tinyurl.com/2bheel

  • March 22, 2008, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Re: No way Sienna is as hot as Baroness as Munn

    by GibsonUSA

    LOL at Destro in those pics! He looks like those heads that jump at you in Super Mario Land lol.

  • March 22, 2008, 2:26 a.m. CST

    I try to never bother with ninja anachronisms in hollywood, but

    by TheNorthlander

    He really should have the right hand above his left if he's gripping a katana.

  • March 22, 2008, 2:35 a.m. CST

    MORE FLAMES PLEASE!!!

    by skywalkerfamily

    AND SNAKE SHOULD SPEAK BY SONGS HEARD ON THE RADIO!!!

  • March 22, 2008, 3:37 a.m. CST

    They didn't make Megatron and Optimus brothers

    by seagrass

    When Optimus called Megatron "brother", he meant "brother" as in his fellow robot, not brother as in blood relation. I would have thought that was obvious.

  • March 22, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST

    So Desmond is the 'black' of 'The Island' on Lost?

    by LordPorkington

    Following your 'theory' this must be the case...

  • March 22, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    I hope they do all of the costumes this loyal.

    by Detective_Fingerling

    I keep worrying that Destro is going to be in a black "Red Baron" style jacket with a chrome face shield ala Kingdom of Heaven. I'm actually pretty damned excited about this movie sans the Channing Tatum as Duke and *gasp* Gordon-Levitt as Cobra Commander. I just don't see him being able to pull off the Cobra voice. I need the Destro picture in my life a.s.a.p.

  • March 22, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST

    I'm spared!

    by HyphenatedWords

    I'm very happy not to have anything shoved up my ass.<br> <br> Two comments today have made me think of James Cameron's Aliens. The first was my friend John's blog when he was giving his after-the-dust-has-cleared impression of Cloverfield, calling it "the perfect modern monster movie" because of its style. "Like it or not, it leaves an indelible impression." In nearly the same breath, he said, "Of course, the characters are forgettable," and explains that they were designed that way. Then, that's not a perfect monster movie to me. Aliens was the perfect monster movie, followed closely by its predecessor.<br> <br> Then in this talkback, Dawhiteguy joked, "more than one alike character on the same screen" is a terrible thing for hollywood. Again I thought of Aliens. Yes, when we're first introduced to the Colonial Marines, they all look alike. They all have the same equipment and uniforms. Even by the time the shit hits the fan, we're still not sure of who's who. Wierzbowsky, anyone? Anyone? lol But by the time we're in some pretty shit now, man, we've invested completely in the survivors.<br> <br> Now, Joes won't be dropping like flies like the Colonial Marines, and this film is aimed at a younger audience (I suspect), but it CAN be done well.

  • March 22, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Those spoilers better not be right

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    because if that's the case they just raped the comic. If they're right, then why is Hama still attached. He should have walked out.

  • March 22, 2008, 4 p.m. CST

    Haiting a movie based on that picture

    by skywalkerfamily

    Uh, looks like the comic. What's wrong with that?

  • March 22, 2008, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Ray Park

    by Gungan Slayer

    just glad to see him in a new movie, that's all i got to say. hopefully he's got some awesome screen time in this.

  • March 23, 2008, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Fuck Yeah

    by Atomica

    That's Badass. Just like i remember him. My frothing desire to see this flick just hit full geek mode. Commence nerdgasm.

  • March 23, 2008, 6:23 a.m. CST

    All they need now...

    by NubtheSquirrel

    Michael Clark Duncan to be cast as Roadblock and I am guaranteed to be there ass in seat on opening night. I'll even bring the chest bumping fat kids...

  • March 23, 2008, 9:14 a.m. CST

    STEPHEN SOMMERS GOTTA EAT!

    by TheGoddamnSiege

    I just had to.

  • March 23, 2008, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Lying, name-dropping pieces of shit...

    by Ambush_Bug

    ...'cause that pic was pasted all over the web... and like, earlier than you assholes posted it. Whether, or not, Larry Hama sent it to you. Thanks though, I wouldn't have been able to survive the day without you letting me know that you know Larry Hama. I think my cockring just popped off in sheer excitement. Fucking hacks. EPIC FAIL.

  • March 23, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Costume looks good...

    by br1947

    But I still have a really, really, REALLY bad feeling about this film. Hell, Transformers LOOKED GOOD (style aside) going in and even had the right Optimus voice, but we ended up with Bumblebee taking a piss on someone and "My Bad". I supposed after this they'll be hitting up ThunderCats and The Smurfs. Although I must admit The Smurfs done as a stoner pic would be pretty funny.

  • March 23, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST

    are you serious?

    by dr sauch

    That is lame. Does not do it for me. But hey, could still be good. Don't want to shit in anyones cereal.

  • March 23, 2008, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Despite the fact that this will suck

    by INWOsuxRED

    I will still probably pay to see it. Shouldn't the ninja symbol be under the snake-eyes outfit?

  • March 23, 2008, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Join the Battlewang Army

    by OneBallJay

    The crazy game where you assume the identity of a big cock. That's a fighting cock or rooster of course. http://www.battlewang.net/register.php?rid=166

  • March 24, 2008, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Join the Numberwang Army!!!

    by LordPorkington

    It's tv's greatest gameshow and anyone can play and win! 3.14? THAT'S NUMBERWANG!

  • March 24, 2008, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Re: No way Sienna is as hot as Baroness as Munn

    by Stalkeye

    Actually i would prefer monica belluci over both Sienna and especially munn..she's cute and shit, but I find her too annoying.<p>Oh and Krack, I rather deal with the concept of GIJoe being an international strike force (in Brussels not Belgium)than fucking Autobots sneaking around some kid's house and pissing oil on some special agent.(Goddamn you Micheal Bay.)<p>Like I said before Hama will no doubt help to clean up the potentual shitfest and hopefully there won't be any product placement or fucking Happy meals to accomodate the movie.(product placement, is almost certain.)

  • March 24, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    I'm hoping for Serpentor in the sequal

    by Reel American Hero

    ...This I command. I'm going to go home and watch those episodes on my bootleg tape when I get back home tonight, my favorite arc during the series' run.

  • March 24, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    PORK CHOP SANDWICHES!

    by DarthScotland

    Get the fuck out!

  • March 24, 2008, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Theyre selling our fukn childhood back to us

    by BrainFart

    And the real sad part is that we'll spend 100 million to get it back.

  • March 24, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST

    The sad part is

    by nerosday

    Goegraphy is a lost study. You know, the Pentagon is based in Washington, not the USA. Kinda like I guess the Joes are in Brussels not the capital of Belgium

  • March 24, 2008, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Geography aside Stalkeye

    by nerosday

    I completely agree with you about Monica Bellucci, dear God.

  • March 24, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Hey Wow

    by Automaton Overlord

    I just heard that Christopher Eccleston has been cast in GI Joe! Wow. Is that news, or did I just fail to notice it when they released the list of cast members?

  • March 24, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Know your GI Joe Snake Eyes always had guns.

    by Angelus_420

    What are you people talking about when whinning about guns? Snake-Eyes always had guns. I still have all his figures and they always came with guns (small and machine guns). In the comics he used guns as well as the tv show. The only time he didn't use a gun was when he was fighting Storm Shadow.

  • March 24, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Fuck, just when I started to really hate this movie

    by ganymede3010

    They release a badass picture of the most underated stunt/action star in movies today. This looks good, but I'm still not sold. We all know that Ray Park is going to potray his roll very well, it's the other lot of retards that's worrying me right now.

  • March 25, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    23GreatWoundsAllGotInBattle

    by fractureJonze

    I stand corrected, man! I was thinking of the transformers crossover they did back in 03. I seem to remember him being of Eastern descent in that one. Plus you never see his face in the cartoon.

  • March 25, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Check out Bridget...

    by StuntGirl.com

    Riley. She's the latest StuntGirl to sign on to G.I. Joe to double Sienna Miller. Videos and pics at http://www.StuntGirl.com. She's a 5-time World Kickboxing Champ and just returned from filming Watchmen in Vancouver.

  • March 25, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST

    dude its real

    by redkamel

    the first one could go either way, it definitely looks CG at first look. The second is no way CG. I am glad the costume is accurate. yeah it looks shiny, bracelets a little goofy, but man, I'd rather complain about that than ANYTHING else. Good job GI Joe crew! now lets see him move like US covert ops with a ninja background!

  • March 26, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST

    god damnit

    by i3U7N5

    I still like my ink but god help me I'm going to break someone's ass if this movie rocks and I see this shit everywhere. http://a524.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/87/l_ed6f97ff0b835df1ba849b0d795171eb.jpg Actually, if it sucks I'm equally screwed. "hey why do you have a tattoo of that piece of shit movie on your arm?" Fuck you, Sommers.

  • March 27, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Monica Belluci would work well. So woul

    by CrichtonAstronut

  • March 27, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST

    So would Famke Jensen. she could use her

    by CrichtonAstronut

    Golden Eye accent and die job. But honestly. Blond Baroness? I could see her in red playing Scarlett. But blond to black would just look like an ink pens broke on her head. Did Aeon Flux teach us nothing?

  • March 27, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Claudia Black would make an awesome Baroness

    by CrichtonAstronut

    And she really needs a big screen movie where she doesn't die five minutes into her screen time. I'd watch it just to see her on the movie screen. She should hold out for an awesome script though. Don't want her wasted.

  • March 27, 2008, 11:11 p.m. CST

    The Man

    by reid3434

    Destro better look as good as Snake Eyes.....

  • April 3, 2008, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Latino Review says The Rock & Brendan Fraser

    by INWOsuxRED

    The Rock has been offered Shipwreck. Fraser IS Gung Ho for a short cameo. Two terrible actors playing two terrible characters I guess. That should help ruin the movie for those who thought there still might be hope.