G.I. Joe's Cobra Commander Will Be More Menacing and Twisted
In the midst of the fall movie season kicking off, we seem to have forgotten entirely about the upcoming G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra movie. Alas, MTV has delivered a reminder for us by way of Cobra Commander… or at least some early details on the character. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura provided some enticing new details on what we can expect for the character that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be playing. "As we see it, he's a very twisted character. As the backstory evolves, you discover why his personality [is like that]." The key to character lies in his past and we'll be seeing all of it. That Cobra Commander you might remember from the TV show might not exactly be the one we'll see on screen.
Di Bonaventura, who is a very fan-connected producer, does a great job of referencing one of the finer elements of The Dark Knight. "I thought what was great in The Dark Knight was that Heath kept telling you different stories [about his past] so you never knew what it was, and they were all spooky and crazy. [In our film] you get to see it, and you get to understand what's happened to this guy." Given the film is actually titled Rise of Cobra, I'm admittedly quite excited to see how his story develops, especially with the quite talented Gordon-Levitt in the role. We can't forget the Cobra Commander from the TV show (as seen above), but di Bonaventura has made sure that the version in the film will be quite unique.
"We'll see Cobra Commander in the Cobra mask [but] it will not be like the show. I found some of the [mask] aspects a little KKK for me, so we tried to steer away from that image. We thought that might be a little much." And as for his voice as well, "[Gordon-Levitt] definitely has a take-off on that. I actually found the voice a little weak in the show… I'm sure I'll get killed for saying that. I don't know, it always seemed kind of silly. Hopefully we're going to be a little more menacing." All of this sounds good, but at this point I'm a bit tired of hearing about all these G.I. Joe details - I'm anxious to see a trailer. Hopefully it won't be much longer until we get our first actual glimpse at footage. Maybe seeing a trailer will change the minds of naysayers? Does a darker Cobra Commander sound like a good choice?