- May 17, 2007
- Reaction score
The G.I. Joe presentation kicked-off with some of the new figures to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of G.I. Joe's battle with Cobra, but more exciting was the preview reel for next year's movie, showing off concept art and animatics from the movie with sound bites by Sommers, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, screenwriter Stuart Beattie and others, talking about the general principle behind the movie, while confirming all of the casting that's been discussed over the past few months. The two women on each respective team, Cobra's The Baroness played by Sienna Miller and Rachel Nichols' Scarlett, were said to anchor the movie with two love stories (just what guys need in a G.I. Joe movie, right?). Presumably, these romances are between the two women and men on their respective teams, unless there's some sort of "don't ask, don't tell" scenario going on that we probably don't need to know about. The movie, which just started shooting last Wednesday, will be more of a "James Bond adventure fantasy" that will take the characters to the polar ice cap, the Sahara desert and Australia, though we also got to see early animatics for one of the key scenes, which was an accelerator suit chase through the streets of Paris, which looks like something we might see in a "Flash" comic book (or movie, if that ever happens). The movie will also introduce a number of new vehicles including "The Scarab" and "Howler," but since the movie just started production, one probably shouldn't expect to see any movie-related toys from Hasbro until next year's Toy Fair.