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Hasbro Speaks Out About The Upcoming GIJoe Movie

GI Joe: Jay Cochran - 2007.10.30
Source: Hasbro

Hasbro’s G.I. Joe Team wanted to take this opportunity to clarify some of the facts regarding the G.I. Joe live-action movie that we are developing with Paramount Pictures.

First and foremost, we are not changing what the G.I. Joe brand is about. The name “G.I. Joe” will always be synonymous with bravery and heroism.

The G.I. Joe brand has enjoyed a successful 43-year history, spanning two key generations. The first was the line of 12-inch “realistic military” figures that were popular with kids in the 1960s and 1970s.

The second generation, was created in 1982, and is based on a cast of fictional heroes and villains that make up the “G.I. Joe vs. Cobra” fantasy. The premise of this fantasy is the story of the G.I. Joe team, led by Duke, and their “fight for freedom wherever there is trouble” against the evil Cobra Commander and his Cobra force. This storyline was an instant hit with kids in the early 1980s, spawning a highly popular 3-3/4-inch action figure line, comic book collection and animated series.

This movie will be a modern telling of the “G.I. Joe vs. Cobra” storyline and its compelling characters that Hasbro created 25 years ago. The G.I. Joe team will not be based in Brussels. Instead, they will be based out of the “Pit” as they were throughout the 1980s comic book series. And, in keeping with the G.I. Joe vs. Cobra fantasy, the movie will feature characters and locations from around the world. Duke, the lead character and head of the G.I. Joe team, will embody the values of bravery and heroism that the first generation of G.I. Joe figures established.

G.I. Joe is a very important property to Hasbro and we thank all of our fans for their enthusiasm. Without all of you, the brand would not be where it is today.

Thank you.

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3:36 am

[quote name='Stygian' post='16401122' date='Oct 31 2007, 11:43 AM']or we may end up alienating the hand that feeds us (so to speak). I wouldnt "feed" from that hand...it always has sh@t in it! im sure the only reason they issued a statement was because they must of got alot of ... read more 
5:58 pm

[quote name='johnnydelicious' post='16401166' date='Oct 31 2007, 10:01 AM']BTW, I stand by my "laughable U.N." statement. The fact that their hasn't been a World War since WWI has much more to do with the U.S. being the only true superpower in recent history than anything the U.N. ... read more 
5:01 pm

[quote name='Stygian' post='16401122' date='Oct 31 2007, 07:43 AM'][quote name='DPrime' post='16400953' date='Oct 30 2007, 06:06 PM']I'm very impressed that Hasbro took the time to do that. Yes, I second this. Lest we forget amongst our many complaints that Hasbro has been quite tran... read more 
2:43 pm

[quote name='DPrime' post='16400953' date='Oct 30 2007, 06:06 PM']I'm very impressed that Hasbro took the time to do that. Yes, I second this. Lest we forget amongst our many complaints that Hasbro has been quite transparent with fans as to the status of their various lines, the movies,... read more 
Stevy Maximus
1:30 pm

[quote name='ARROW' post='16401037' date='Oct 31 2007, 01:34 AM'][quote name='Jbluez' post='16401034' date='Oct 30 2007, 11:26 PM']Um, ok. Led by Duke. That's fine, but what about Colonel (at the time) Hawk? Generals Austin and Flagg? Are they being retconned out?  
1:05 pm

Woot!!! Please make it a Trilogy! 
12:54 pm

Well, you guys are right. Even though it sounds a little better, it was still a little vague. Even so, we've got a long way to go until we even see a trailer. I think it's a decent start. Hopefully things will fall into place, and this movie will be awesome. 
12:17 pm

No, Transformers didn't say "Robots in Disguise" or anything like that but how pissed would people have been if they were from Mars or something instead of Cybertron??? This makes me feel somewhat better but I'm kinda thinking this is just damage control to a point. I hate to be ne... read more 
11:51 am

finally hasbro listens to the fans..... 
10:41 am

[quote name='I AM SCI-FI' post='16401009' date='Oct 30 2007, 09:11 PM']Hmm. I'm glad they won't be stationed out of Brussels. However,: It doesn't mention where the PIT is located. It doesn't say that G.I. JOE won't be an acronym for "Global Integrated Joint O... read more 
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