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Closer Look at the Bad Guys from G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra

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February 16, 2009
Source: Collider

Closer Look at the Bad Guys from G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra

Although we've all seen the Super Bowl TV spot for G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, we remarkably still haven't seen a lot from the movie. More specifically, I'm talking about the "bad guys" from the movie. While a lot of various images from toys and toy boxes have popped up on the web over the last six months, I've been resistant in posting most of them because they were too low quality. However, a huge batch of toy photos from the on-going Toy Fair have popped up on Collider this weekend. And thankfully, some clear images of various Cobra members, including the Neo-Viper, Storm Shadow, and Zartan, have showed up.

Seen below, from left to right: Cobra Viper Commando, Neo-Viper, Storm Shadow, and Zartan, the Master of Disguise, played by Arnold Vosloo. As far as I know, these are the first clear images of any of these characters that we've seen in the wild and I actually think these guys look pretty damn cool. Thoughts?

G.I. Joe Movie Bad Guys

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Thanks again to our friends at Collider for posting all of these photos. If you're a fan of G.I. Joe or just curious, head over to that site, because they've got a huge batch of new Hasbro toys from the movie.

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 Stuart Beattie, of Collateral, Derailed, and 30 Days of Night previously, as well as Skip Woods, of Swordfish and Hitman previously. The movie is based on Hasbro's G.I. Joe line of toys that debuted in 1964. Paramount will premiere G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra in theaters everywhere on August 7th this year.

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments

1

The Cobra Viper Commando and Neo-Viper look alot like characters from the video game Army of Two.

brandon on Feb 16, 2009

2

Well this looks better than some of the other toys i have seen recently. Still not sure how i feel about some of the casting choices, but hopefully this movie will surprise me.

atg2040 on Feb 16, 2009

3

The first two look like the characters from Army of Two.

Hector on Feb 16, 2009

4

Is Cobra Commander playing paintball ? What a fucking joke....Who gives a shit , I never liked GI Joe as a kid anyway....GO TRANSFORMERS ...at least that will be badass !!!

COCKTAR on Feb 16, 2009

5

there is a choking hazard as well lol

darrin on Feb 16, 2009

6

In the pictures, the two armored soldiers on the left look like rip offs of the two lead characters from the video game Army of Two

Bo on Feb 16, 2009

7

I REALLY HOPE THIS WORKS!!!!! b/c I am less than thrilled with the way cobra looks right now. Zartan, & Destro especially. Storm shadow's white tux & Snake eyes' visible mouth are a close second. My fingers are very tightly crossed and I will still try and withhold judgement until i actually see the movie, but my mind is really creeping toward a Phantom Menace-level let down here.

jmoney on Feb 16, 2009

8

Zartan is godawful

L on Feb 16, 2009

9

looks good.

Fisherr on Feb 16, 2009

10

Arnold Vosloo is no Zartan, I dont think Arnold can pull off the insane clever psychopathic nature of Zartan, Not to mention the fact that Zartan was never a Military outfit wearing kinda guy, Just one of the many reasons why this movie's gonna blow chunks! Well at least the chicks in it are hot & in tight outfits, so thats one saving grace. By the way chunks is my dog!

Justin Case on Feb 16, 2009

11

I'm also amazed by similarity of two first characters to main protagonist of Army of two console game.

xMort on Feb 17, 2009

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