After nearly two decades in various stages of development,
Before you head to the theater to make up your own mind, don't forget to read over our cheat sheet — tracking the past, present and future of the franchise while giving some titular shout-outs to a few of our all-time favorite Joes.
Does anybody even remember Ripcord enough to know that he wasn't African-American? What's with Breaker's new Robocop monocle? For these and other laughs, check out
All the stars of "G. I. Joe" claim they were fans of the cartoon as kids — except Sienna Miller, who admits she didn't have much knowledge of it growing up in Britain. Instead, she considered Action Man as her hero.
Way back in 2006, producer Don Murphy broke some news (and a lot of fanboy hearts) by making it sound like there would never be a live-action "Joe" movie after Sony had passed on it for fear of post-Iraq hostilities toward the U.S. military. Two years later, a movie was on the way — and executive producer and Hasbro COO Brian Goldner was revealing some big news about the tie-in toys.
A lifelong "Joe" fan,
Ever since the '60s, "G. I. Joe" has been about selling all those wonderful toys. It's no surprise, then, that the new film gives us such cool new props as
When we visited the set a little while back, we watched "G.I. Joe" filming — but saw little that was reminiscent of the "Real American Hero" incarnation from the '80s.
The whole cast underwent extensive training, and it shows in such action scenes as the big
"The Rise of Cobra" has encountered many obstacles during its production that have so far kept it from rising very high. Among these was a
One of the film's highlights is sure to be a girl-on-girl throw-down between Miller as an accent-less Baroness and Rachel Nichols as Scarlett. Who says "G.I. Joe" is only for boys?
Rock 'n' Roll
It all began with the likes of Dennis Quaid and Channing Tatum, and the "Joe" role call grew from there. Although the look of Duke, Ripcord, Heavy Duty and the rest had a decidedly
If "Joe" is a hit, the spirit seems sure to live on. Sienna Miller and Rachel Nichols are in for a sequel, as is Marlon Wayans — as long as it's not a parody. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, meanwhile, promises that the
The film has been thundering all over the world as it built buzz in
The most popular character in the "G.I. Joe" universe has always been Snake-Eyes, so it's no surprise that
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