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No Gung Ho for Paramount G.I. Joe?

The MTV Movie Blog had a very quick sitdown with Brendan Fraser recently, to follow up on rumors that production was moving forward on a sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.  While the actor didn’t have any concrete information about the sequel, he did reveal that Gung Ho did not pass legal authorization at Paramount, and couldn’t appear in the original film for that reason.  It’s unknown what the hold up was or why it couldn’t happen, but there you go.
Check out the very quick interview below.

Great pictorial reviews for the Senior Ranking Officer 3-Packs

The guys at The Terror Drome are continuing their great “Pictorial Reviews” this time tackling the very recently released Senior Ranking Officer 3-Packs, exclusive to Toys “R” Us.  These sets each have their own unique identity with some pluses and minuses…personally, I really like the green camouflage redeco of Sgt. Stone, and I like Speed Metal as well, even if he is just a minor repaint and head swap.  Love the Destro in the COBRA pack as well, very reminiscent of his video game appearence, which is great.

Anyway, you can check out the Joe review here, and the COBRA one here.  Images are hosted below.

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Brendan Frasier’s cameo REALLY confirmed – Stephen Sommers reveals has a great interview with G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA director Stephen Sommers, covering many different angles and talking about all facets of the film, but near the end, he finally reveals Brendan Frasier’s role in the film.  The quote in question is below:

“IESB: It will, the universe has been established and you don’t have to do too much of the origins anymore of who’s who you can just go right at it. Now, we all knew Brendan Frasier had a cameo and I tried to catch the name, who is he playing?

SS: It’s Sergeant Stone. There’s a half a dozen actors in the film that I’ve worked with before, at least 4 or 5 from the Mummy movies, I like to work with nice people. I don’t work with assholes. They are all nice, there are a lot of other actors I’d like to bring in, there are a lot more G.I. Joe characters to go!”

Some folks thought this was a certainty already as it was, but it’s nice to hear some final confirmation from the film’s director as well.  Click here for the full interview.

A friendly reminder about Marauder “Gun Runners”

So it’s been a while since I’ve talked about Marauder “Gun Runners”, and I figure I’m way overdue.  I’ve been reading joy all over the internets about finding Rise of COBRA toys, but I’ve also been hearing some complaints about the accessories and the weapon choices.  Well, as usual, Marauder can come to the rescue.

It took me like 10 minutes to find guns that totally rock the Rise of COBRA figures, and I’ve showed a very small gallery of those below.  Weapons used in the images are:

There are so many other cool weapons that I could have used as well, but these were among the first four I grabbed.  Do yourself a favor…if you pick up some RoC figures and don’t like the weapons, take 10 minutes and hit up Marauder…it’ll make your life better!

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