Four New Individual Posters for G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
by Alex Billington
December 16, 2008
Remember that G.I. Joe movie? The one that's supposed to come out next August? Yea, we forgot about it, too. Thankfully the Russians over at Filmz.ru have come to our rescue with four new posters from G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra. Apparently there's a finished trailer floating around inside the gates at Paramount, but it hasn't been put out officially yet and no one we know has actually seen it. We've at least got these four character posters to hold us over until we see some footage - which who knows when that'll be. If I were Paramount, I'd be a bit worried right now, as everyone seems to have forgotten all about G.I. Joe…
Below you'll see Channing Tatum as Duke, Ray Park as Snake Eyes, Sienna Miller as Baroness, and Marlon Wayans as Ripcord. Another note - it looks like Paramount hired the same company to make these posters as the one that made the Star Trek posters. Give or take a dash of red, these have the exact same highly contrasted black and white look to them. Honestly, that design seems a bit overused by now and I'm not sure whether I should applaud this decision or condemn it at this point? What do you think?
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra is directed by big action filmmaker Stephen Sommers, of The Jungle Book, Deep Rising, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and Van Helsing previously. The screenplay was co-written by both Stuart Beattie, of Collateral, Derailed, and 30 Days of Night, and Skip Woods, of Swordfish and Hitman. The movie is based on Hasbro's G.I. Joe line of toys that first debut in 1964. Paramount will premiere G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra in theaters everywhere on August 7th, 2009 this summer.
Reader Feedback - 33 Comments
Sienna Miller looks like Jennifer Connelly! These are ok...
bltzie on Dec 16, 2008
Snake Eyes all the way baby...Poster looks legit! I'd love to frame that poster, so I can't wait to get my hands on that one!
Marqwest on Dec 16, 2008
I think this shares the potential that Transformers had, at least for the American audience. I think this will be great to watch with friends.
MrSammich on Dec 16, 2008
They were giving these out at comic con 😀
Tom Dearsley on Dec 16, 2008
it betta not be a huge letdown for this 80's iconic cartoon...at least somewhere near transformers box office numbers too!
juice lee on Dec 16, 2008
This is going to be just as bad as Street Fighter.
JasonR on Dec 16, 2008
good posters, but where is the trailer.
darrin on Dec 16, 2008
lol...the tough guy always hs to have a scar on his face...lame
BaDGuY on Dec 16, 2008
Knowing that Ray Park is in the role of Snake Eyes makes it difficult for me to accept the movie version of the character. Isn't he, like 5 feet tall, or something. I guess Burton got around it on Sleepy Hollow by shooting him at low angles (it also helped that he didn't have a head!) so I hope they do something similar here. Snake Eyes is not a hockey puck.
Tom Brazelton on Dec 16, 2008
looks fairly generic to me. The trailer better be good or this could be a huge failure. The cast appears less than inspiring.
jason on Dec 16, 2008
I'm calling it: it's gonna suck. No matter how cool Snake Eyes looks.
MCab on Dec 16, 2008
sienna miller looks hottt, ray park is legit, he definitely has the skills. i just hope the story is interesting.
andrew on Dec 16, 2008
This shit is old.
john on Dec 16, 2008
Yeah, anyone who thinks this is going to be a good movie is going to be really, really disappointed. Unless of course you have absolutely no taste in movies, in which case you probably will like it and consider it one of the greatest movies you've ever seen (right next to your worn-out copy of Hard Target, no doubt). Also, from a art/design standpoint, they missed an excellent opportunity with Baroness's poster. They have Snake Eye's sword red, both Ripcord's and Duke's guns red, and they should have made Baroness's lips red, not some little blip on her gun - implying that it's not the gun in her hands that is dangerous, it's her. It Sseems like the red is wasted on her poster. Not to mention the fact that Ripcord's poster is nearly identical to Duke's poster. They should have ditched Ripcord for Scarlet or Storm Shadow, or at the very least changed the pose to something more dynamic. Just my overly critical two cents.
Pete the Geek on Dec 16, 2008
Marlon Wayans is friggin Ripcord? The same guy that directed Van Helsing is doing this? This is going to ruin one of my favroties cartoons growing up. This is going to be worse than the new Street Fighter movie.
WTF? on Dec 16, 2008
This has epic fail written all over it.
Syphous on Dec 16, 2008
Agree with #17, I'm sorry, marlon wayans as ripcord, EPIC FAIL!!! Thanks hollywood for ruining a a great childhood cartoon
Bo on Dec 16, 2008
#1 That's exactly what I was thinking! Jennifer Connelly! As for the rest of you who take issue with the studio's decisions? DO NOT QUESTION COBRA COMMANDER YOU FOOLS!
Feo Amante on Dec 16, 2008
this makes me want to puke
adam on Dec 16, 2008
These are bad... the b&w isn't eye catching at all. They threw in the red to try to fix that, but the highlights are lazy. I mean, the red on Snake Eyes' sword is cool, but of all things, why highlight the sight adjustments on the rifles? I don't even know what that is they highlighted on Baroness' pistol. And Ripcord looks like Eddie Murohy just walked in on his parents going at it. I'm worried about this movie... A LOT.
Chris on Dec 16, 2008
heh Marlon Wayans, that guys only ever made one good movie, Requiem for a Dream, and mostly he wasn't that good in it, everything else he touches is crap, how can you cast him and expect anyone to take it seriously.
Richard on Dec 16, 2008
you know he's codenamed Ripcord for a reason, so at minimum I expect to see him make a high altitude jump. and hopefully his chute wont open.
blahblah on Dec 16, 2008
As much as I was a huge GI fan, this just seems like the only thing that will be same from the original toys and show are the names. I hate how how they do this over and over again... Xmen and Transformers for example. Take the story and name but visually keep nothing from the OG shows. it would be cool if the costumes were similar and there was cool retro element to it. instead they make these cheesy super futuristic over the top outfits that look like Swat team outifts out of Minority Report.
Tomi on Dec 16, 2008
Tomi on Dec 16, 2008
Dang..that guy looks like my cousin. Looks good. Snake Eyes is my favorite.
Bry from Chi on Dec 16, 2008
Show me Cobra and then I might be interested Cuz I'm curious if JGL could pull off a bad guy
Jaf on Dec 16, 2008
I didnt see the Baroness poster at Comic-Con, but I got Scarlett which i dont see listed here.... =] anyone ever see the G.I.Joe/Transformers poster with Roadblock in the lower right corner? It's almost as if they lifted that image and used it for Ripcord... http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/transformers/images/4/41/Roadblock.JPG
Otacon on Dec 16, 2008
And the reason I refuse to get excited by this (and probably won't see it): "directed by big action filmmaker Stephen Sommers, of The Jungle Book, Deep Rising, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and Van Helsing previously". Terrible directors make terrible movies...this will suck. The G.I. Joe movie I wish was being made is the origin of Snake Eyes. I have a 2-part comic from when I was a kid that tells the story of Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, and Stalker being friends from when they were in Vietnam together. It tells the story of their friendship, Snake Eyes going blind, and Storm Shadow going bad. It's awesome and ends with a kick-ass kung-fu showdown between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow on the top of a city train. Would have made a great movie...instead we get this crap.
Kevin on Dec 16, 2008
Al on Dec 16, 2008
"Remember that G.I. Joe movie? The one that's supposed to come out next August? Yea, we forgot about it, too." So, now you're telling me the thoughts that I think as well, Alex?
Black Guy on Dec 17, 2008
These are pretty lame looking posters. Not really exciting at all. They just look like beefy soldiers, not really sold on this being for G.I. Joe at all...
Conrad on Dec 18, 2008
Snake eyes seems to be the only cool thing about this movie. The cast makes me not care at all really
Dan W on Dec 20, 2008
This film is going to prove that sex doesn't sell! Or at least sex doesn't sell when covered in vast quantities of black material!
Ranting Man on Jan 27, 2009
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