First Look: G.I. Joe's Complete Cast - General Hawk, Destro, Duke, Baroness, Ripcord, and More!
by Alex Billington
May 7, 2008
Screw those leaked photos that hit a few weeks ago, we've got some brand new never-before-seen photos of G.I. Joe's Destro, Heavy Duty, and Storm Shadow. Unfortunately we did not get invited to the set of G.I. Joe like these other sites, but instead we've got these to share with all of you. These are definitely the first hardcore photos from the movie, with Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Heavy Duty in action, Byung-hun Lee as Storm Shadow with his blades drawn, and Christopher Eccleston as Destro just... standing there. My interest in this movie is defintiely growing every day because of photos like these and past news like this. I definitely have a feeling this is going to be one badass movie next summer!
We've also added new photos of both Saïd Taghmaoui as Breaker and Dennis Quaid as General Hawk below. We've also just added the last new photos of Sienna Miller as The Baroness, Channing Tatum as Duke, and Marlon Wayans as Ripcord. What are your thoughts on these photos? Do they impress you at all or does this make the movie look worse than it already was?
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General Hawk is the commander of the G.I. Joe Team. Born in Denver, Colorado, he comes from a wealthy family whose influence enabled him to enroll in West Point where he graduated at the top of his class. He was even able to gain experience in the battlefield in several trouble spots. One description of him is that he is "keenly intelligent and perceptive and quite capable of totally selfless acts in support of his team-mates. An excellent leader!" Check out Collider for a full-size version of General Hawk.
Duke is the field commander and second-in-command of the G.I. Joe Team after Hawk. He is one of the key characters of G.I. Joe and a fan-favorite. He was at the top of his class at Fort Benning, has undergone Special Forces training and worked with South Vietnamese Tribesmen. Check out MTV for a full-size version of Duke.
Ripcord is a team leader skilled at skydiving from great heights to avoid detection. He has great confidence in his skills, experience and coolness under pressure. Check out CHUD for a full-size version of Ripcord.
Heavy Duty serves as the G.I. Joe Team's heavy ordnance specialist with a passion for classical guitars and Bach. He is described as being unafraid of any situation despite heavy enemy fire. Check out SuperHeroHype for a full-size version of Heavy Duty.
Breaker is the G.I. Joe Team's original communications officer who can speak seven languages and has a habit of chewing bubblegum in any situation. Breaker is familiar with all NATO and Warsaw Pact communication gear as well as most world export devices. His file card describes him as "efficient and self-assured and has an uncanny ability to turn adverse situations to his favor." Check out Dark Horizons for a full-size version of Breaker.
Destro is the "faceless" power behind Military Armaments Research System, the largest manufacturer of state-of-the-art weaponry. To Destro, war is man's most natural state: the fittest survive and the greatest technological advances are made. He maintains a luxurious lifestyle around the world. Destro provides high-tech arms to any side able to meet his price and will incite war where it does not exist. He dons his silver battle mask (a family tradition) and enters battle himself, either with COBRA Command (Destro is their major weapons supplier) or against them if it's better for business. Check out IESB for a full-size version of Destro.
The Baroness serves as the COBRA Organization's intelligence officer and lieutenant to Cobra Commander. With long black hair, black rimmed glasses, and a black leather outfit, Baroness is a dark, sensual femme fatale whose beauty is matched only by her ruthlessness. In both comic and cartoon incarnations, she has romantic relationships with Destro. Check out IGN for a full-size version of The Baroness.
Storm Shadow is best known as the Cobra Commander's ninja bodyguard and assassin at times. He is the only member of the team to change sides several times, conflicted in loyalties between Cobra, G.I. Joe and his long relationship with his swordbrother Snake Eyes. Check out Latino Review for a full-size version of Storm Shadow.