EDIT – Thanks to SkinnyJoeFan for letting us know that Alan Baltes is a CON ARTIST. The Tweet and linked “Casting Page” are erroneous and should not be believed.
On to you’re regularly scheduled G.I. Joe fandom hysteria.
I officially don’t know what to believe any more. In recent days, news has begun bubbling to the surface again in regards to G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant the rumored sequel to G.I.Joe: Rise of COBRA and G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
For those who don’t remember, news of this crazy film emerged over a year ago via ThisHashtagShow (linked here via CBR because the original article appears to be gone…) and while this early information is obviously fully in rumor mill territory, there seem to be some more current facts aligning with this nutty news.
For anyone who doesn’t remember, G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant promised to introduce Tomax and Xamot to the G.I. Joe movie universe and place a focus on Chuckles, surrounded by the strangest group of supporting characters I ever heard.
Fellow G.I. Joe team members would supposedly include Adele Burkhart, Wild Bill, Keel Haul, Barbecue, Doc, and General Flagg. Well, thanks to HissTank.com for passing along the word that an official Paramount Casting Agent Tweeted over the past week that they are beginning casting for the film, and sure enough listed several of the above characters as characters slated to appear in the film.
Now, we should still take this with a grain of salt. Early reports stated that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was hoping to come back for Ever Vigilant, and so far we’ve seen no indication of this.
Also, the original story was initially being developed as a way to join several Hasbro franchises within the rumored Hasbro Cinematic Universe, but to this point we’ve seen no sign of that moving forward either.
Keep in mind, this is the same film script that was talking about futuristic weaponry and time travel as a key component to the script. You may want to check out the recent Full Force News Burst we recorded to talk about the more insane aspects of the rumored Ever Vigilant script.
What’s the deal on GeneralsJoes Reborn, and wait– how many times did my wife watch the new Top Gun trailer?!?
Also, some exclusive footage only for Full Force Patreon subscribers… the latest “outtakes” features some truly intriguing insight by me and Chris, only available to those of you who subscribe via Patreon…
Maybe I’m jumping the gun here, but big thanks to skinny on Twitter who pointed me in the direction of a concept artist named Juan Richard Feliz, who has posted some very interesting Visual Development art for a mystery project entitled G.I. Joe Squads. There is no real information about what this is for (whether it’s even work-for-hire professional work or his own experiments) but judging by other work throughout the site, he seems to be a concept artist for mobile and video games.
Several pieces of art are visible, including some really great, fun looking concepts for characters like Duke, Deep Six, Scarlett, Doc, Lady Jaye, Snake Eyes, COBRA Commander, Destro, Zarana, Baroness, Serpentor, and a COBRA B.A.T. Not sure about anyone else, but these designs are kinda right up my alley.
There are also some images of backdrops or scenery, which also seems to lend credence to the fact that these may be video game or mobile game related. Check out all of the nifty concept art over at Juan Richard Feliz’s website, and I’ve also mirrored the images below. Cool stuff, be interesting to see what (if anything) comes of it.
It’s been a little while since the fine folks of the What’s on Joe Mind podcast have blessed the G.I. Joe community with their presence, and in the past few months, a few things have changed with WOJM.
I’m thrilled to report, though, that the WOJM crew is BACK and bringing fresh audio gold to the masses. Mike is joined by cosplay master Joe Colton and 3DJoes mastermind Carson, tossing out two brand-spanking new episodes! One of them recaps the final JoeCon and the second is from the floor of Ohio Toy & Comic Show. It’s fantastic to hear the guys (and girls) of WOJM back and you should absolutely give them a listen. Also, make sure you’re following along on Facebook for the latest news and info about the podcast!
What’s on Joe Mind 2018 JoeCon Wrap Up Show
What’s on Joe Mind Ohio Toy & Comic Show Spectacular
Once again – fantastic to see everyone back behind the microphone, check out the latest episodes right here and now! Good stuff from the fine folks at What’s on Joe Mind.
Boss Fight Studio has headed back to Kickstarter with their follow-up campaign to the highly successful Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. figures. This time around they are launching their new Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. 1:18 Articulated Horses. The horses look absolutely amazing and will be a great compliment to the rest of the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. figures. Each horse comes fully assembled but has the ability to be easily customized. As part of the Kickstarter campaign they are also offering tack kits to outfit the horses and gear kits to customize the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Blanks or carded figures. They have some great stretch goals as part of this campaign such as an Elk, unlocked at $210,000 or Male Centaur Kits to turn your house into a Centaur, unlocked at $315,000. Of course there are many other stretch goals that you can check out as part of the campaign. As of this writing the campaign sits at $84,618 of its $125,000 goal. It has 42 days left and is performing very well. Check it out today and jump on board. This looks like another fantastic Kickstarter by Boss Fight Studio. Head on over to Kickstarter to see more pictures, information and get your pledge in.
Here is a quick update on one of the active Kickstarters going on right now. If you haven’t got in on the action check out the email below and head over to Kickstarter to back it. As of this posting the Kickstarter is at 72% funded with 8 days to go.
Email from James M. Kavanaugh Jr.
Hi all! The Kickstarter is currently at 42%. That’s great but we only have ten days left, I know we can drive it home! A successful Kickstarter is the only way a reprint with updates will be available within the near future. This includes having copies available at the 2018 Joe Con this year in Chattanooga. I’m not trying to be conditional or seem negative, I just want people who are on the fence to know how important this Kickstarter is to fund.
But on a brighter side, these volumes will now be updated, corrected, and fully reflect our journey through the 4″ G.I. Joe toy line. These guides are perfect for completing collections or to seemingly hold an entire collection in your hands all at once. Let’s continue to make the Rank & File guide series available for G.I. Joe collectors and enthusiasts!