Adding to yesterday’s news that writer Michael Gordon is doing the script for the live-action G.I. Joe movie, Cinescape has the scoop on the story and which characters may be featured.
According to our source, the movie is more-or-less a prequel to the cartoon G.I. JOE series. Set before the rise of the COBRA organization, the film will show how the man the world will one day call Cobra Commander created his terrorist organization and honed it into a worldwide threat. Other COBRA characters, such as Destro and Stormshadow, are being planned to be included in the film. While Cobra Commander doesn’t wear the costume he is best-known for during the bulk of the film (the blue COBRA garb complete with hood), by the conclusion of the film he will be decked out in it.
As for who is on the JOE team, look for appearances by the team’s main players, such as Duke, Hawk and Snake Eyes. In fact, one of the ideas being kicked around at this stage of story development is touching upon the origin of Snake Eyes and Stormshadow, albeit in a minor way. As fans of the cartoon series know, both ninja characters have their origins tied together.
Hit the link above for more of the report! Thanks to ‘The Ceb-Man’ for the heads up.