The good news is that this summer’s release of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is based on the Marvel comic series that began in 1982 (and ran for over 150 issues and 12 years) and not on the animated TV series (so we needn’t worry about a “Knowing is half the battle” PSA after the credits, right?).
I won’t go so far as to say “the bad news is” but this is a certainly interestingly cast international group of actors appearing. I like seeing Ray “Darth Maul” Park cast as Snake Eyes (but will he be wearing risers in his boots?). I also like seeing Sienna Miller as The Baroness, just because I like seeing Sierra Miller. However what must be the most surprising casting is “3rd Rock from the Sun”‘s Josepg Gordon-Levitt as Cobra Commander. Twenty-seven year old Gordon Levitt has been an indie film sweetheart over the past few years, and this is certainly the biggest movie he has ever played a role in.
We can also “look forward” to seeing Dennis Quaid as Hawk (tentative thumbs up) and Marlon Wayans as Ripcord (reserving judgment).