Well we finally have our first glimpse at Stephen Sommers’ G.I. Joe movie in the form of photos of Ray Park in costume as Snake Eyes. The way the photos are presented make them almost seem cel-shaded, perhaps in an attempt to reconcile the cartoon imagery we have in our heads with the real-life counterpart. I wonder if this is a visual style they will try to carry through to the film?
Either way they definitely seem to be drawing their concepts directly from the recent Image and Devil’s Due comic books, which are obviously a little more realistic than the 80’s cartoon. I’m still not expecting much from the movie but I’d be lying if I said these pics didn’t give me a minor twinge of fanboy excitement. What do you think? You can check out another picture over on the USA Today site.