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  • - "G.I. Joe" fans are losing it

  • over the latest Snake Eyes news!

  • What up?

  • It has been a dull few years for "G.I. Joe" fans.

  • The franchise has been radio silent on the big screen

  • since its second installment, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation,"

  • stormed into the theaters back in 2013.

  • Which has left fans wondering what's next

  • for the Real American Heroes.

  • How'd I do, guys?

  • - [BComp] Good.

  • - Thank you!

  • A reboot, a third film, or is it just

  • staying on ice until Hasbro gets its

  • shared cinematic toy universe balled up?

  • But all that changed this week when,

  • after six years of absolutely nothing,

  • we were suddenly bombarded with more news

  • than we could handle about the toy line

  • turned comic turned cartoon turned film series.

  • Not only did Hasbro and Paramount announce

  • that fans are getting a new "G.I. Joe" spinoff film,

  • but fans are also getting

  • (explosion) a second brand-new

  • "G.I. Joe" spinoff film.

  • (gasps) That's like two-for-one!

  • And if that wasn't enough, one of the films

  • is set to focus on everyone's favorite ninja commando,

  • Snake Eyes, as he joins a ninja clan,

  • which we can assume will be the--

  • - [BComp] Arashikage.

  • - Arashikage Clan, as he seeks revenge

  • for his father's death.

  • But who could possibly portray Snake Eyes,

  • the man of few words who is the epitome

  • of the classic strong, silent type?

  • Well, "G.I. Joe" fans, let's call them Joe Bros.

  • Isn't that what they called the Jonas Brother fans?

  • - [BComp] No, no, no. - [Crew Member] Yes, it is.

  • - You know what? Don't, shh, they're Joe Bros.

  • Well, they were over the moon to learn

  • that the all-around handsome man,

  • the star of "Crazy Rich Asians," Henry Golding,

  • my future husband, is in talks to take up the mantle

  • of Snake Eyes, who was originally portrayed by Ray Park.

  • You know, from-- - [BComp] No, don't.

  • (Maude sings part of Darth Maul's theme from "Star Wars")

  • No.

  • (Maude sings a couple more notes)

  • - And it didn't take long for Joe Bros to hit up Twitter

  • with their thoughts on this film and its casting.

  • Like @mikeruello, who said "(beep) Yes!"

  • (grunts) "Snake Eyes is my favorite G.I. Joe character,"

  • fire emoji, fire emoji, fire emoji, goat emoji.

  • (imitates goat bleating)

  • And we think that most Joe Bros would agree

  • that Snake Eyes truly is the GOAT.

  • However, @iancass brought up a great point.

  • "So here's the problem: Are you gonna keep

  • "Henry Golding's handsome face underneath

  • "the mask the whole time? Because that's Snake Eyes."

  • I mean, have you actually seen Snake Eyes' actual face?

  • Because maybe you don't.

  • (dramatic brass note)

  • If anyone does that to my baby's face, though,

  • there'll be problems. (laughs)

  • @drkdude_ says this is more of a feature than a bug,

  • saying "I'm down for a #SnakeEyes movie,

  • "but I'll pay extra if he doesn't say

  • "a (beep) word the whole movie."

  • I'm just personally making a point

  • that if an Australian swears, it's so much more aggressive.

  • (beep) yeah!

  • Now, not to get too nerdy, but he has talked before.

  • Issue 102 of Marvel Comics' "G.I. Joe" line, just saying.

  • Hey, anyway, when can we expect this "Snake Eyes" flick?

  • Well, it's right around the corner,

  • because it's got its eye (laughs) on slithering

  • into theaters for an October 2020 release. (hisses)

  • Thank you.

  • But this is only half of the story,

  • which means you only know half of the information.

  • And if knowing is half of the battle,

  • then you're only prepared for half of a half,

  • which is also known as a quarter.

  • And that's of the battle.

  • That other film that we mentioned is also in the works,

  • but we don't know too much about it just yet,

  • other than it will feature one of the more obscure

  • characters in the "G.I. Joe" lineup, Chuckles.

  • Now, for those of you who didn't

  • save your "G.I. Joe" file cards,

  • Chuckles is the team's undercover specialist,

  • which debuted in both comic and action figure form

  • back in 1987.

  • But for those of you chuckling as to why Chuckles,

  • of all characters, should be in the movie,

  • you should know that Chuckles is no joke.

  • He'll (beep) you up.

  • If you pull out your long boxes, there is a great miniseries

  • from 2009 titled "G.I. Joe: Cob-ra,"

  • or "Cobra," if you're living in America, which I am,

  • so I'll adjust, that features Chuckles

  • infiltrating the Cobra terrorist organization

  • to try to bring them down from within.

  • So basically, it's "Donnie Brasco" meets "G.I. Joe,"

  • and, as executive producer BComp put it--

  • - [BComp] It's awesome!

  • - Hell, yeah!

  • So how would these movies tie into the two movies

  • that we already got in the Joe-niverse?

  • Well, "Snake Eyes" appears to be a prequel,

  • so we wouldn't be surprised if we saw

  • a couple of returning faces there.

  • We probably won't see Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson reprise

  • his role as Roadblock, because he's too expensive,

  • but we could see Channing Tatum suit up again as Duke.

  • Because we're not gonna see him any time soon as Gambit.

  • Now, between these films, it seems like

  • there are interesting things in store for the Joe-niverse.

  • Could these movies be the next step in Hasbro's

  • plan to cross-franchise toys' shared movie universe?

  • Who knows?

  • So we're gonna have to wait until "Snake Eyes"

  • hits theaters in October 2020 to find out.

  • But what do you folks think?

  • Did you like "Rise of the Cobra" and "Retaliation"?

  • What's your favorite "G.I. Joe" episode?

  • Ours (mouths "BComp's") is where Cobra Commander

  • carves his face into the moon.

  • Why did he do that?

  • - [BComp] So every night they would have

  • to look up and see Cobra Commander.

  • - Yes! (laughs)

  • And does this mean that we can bring pork chop sandwiches

  • back into the popular vernacular?

  • - Pork chop sandwiches!

  • - Let's discuss.

  • Nom, nom.

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  • Aww.

  • (bright electronic music)

  • (beep)

  • (cards shuffling)

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    林宜悉 posted on 2019/07/24
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