G.I. Joe Movie News - David Murray Cast As Destro

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  1. ViperDragon

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    http://www.themovieblog.com/2008/01/david-murray-cast-as-destro

    Destro has been cast a day after Duke. We get the scoop from our friends at IESB:

    David Murray, mainly an actor of theatre, has been described as a cross between Alan Rickman and Clive Owen. A strong, good-looking dark haired actor, it is said he has a bit of an aristocratic snob quality about him. And although Destro had a minor role in the original animated “G.I. Joe: The Movie,” he is the main baddie this time around.

    In the comics and the animated series, Destro’s full name is James McCullen Destro XXIV, and is Laird of Castle Destro in the Scottish Highlands.He is currently the head of M.A.R.S. (Military Armament Research Syndicate) and wears a mask forged from Beryllium Steel.

    Not sure what to say about Mr. Murray because I am not that familiar with his work. It appears he was a mook in Batman Returns and has other sundry screen appearances. He does have a decent list of stage productions however, and a classically trained, stage hardened actor is always welcome in my books.

    What is concerning to me is a lack of the word Cobra in the information I am hearing about this project. The group known as M.A.R.S. certainly better not be the criminal origination that the Joes battle in this film. If we have a G.I. Joe film without cobra I think I may pass a cornish game hen through my piss hole in unbridled geek rage (+10).

    In the meantime, it does look like a full cast is taking shape and soon we will have production news and rumors to dish about. I am still very skeptical about this one… and am certainly interested in learning more about this M.A.R.S. business.
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    We have Destro now! No idea who this guy is. Destro is the main bad guy, so there is no Cobra Commander? Or is this where Destro is over-thrown by Cobra Commander (an origin story)?

    Where did the big G.I. Joe Movie thread go? I couldn't get the search engine to find it. We need to merge all this info again!
     
  2. Random Autobot

    Random Autobot Soviet Kanukistani

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    Cobra Commander has been cast, but, well, it's a huge spoiler, and only some have chosen to be spoiled.
     
  3. Liege Prime

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    I to welcome a seasoned stage actor. I would hope, without reading the spoilers, that maybe he is the main villain in that he helps Cobra Commander descend into the tyrant he becomes. Sort of leading the way so MARS could make a profit off of Cobra and the war it brings. Who knows, that may be too much for this movie.
     
  4. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    This guy's playing Destro?!? http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0614903/

    It says he DID play a Thug in Batman...Begins. NOT "Batman Returns."
    Ehh...my opinion of this film is currently undecided as of right now.
     
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    I'm pretty sure he's the "WHERE ARE YOU!" thug in Batman Begins.

    Can someone post the Cobra spoiler in gray text? (Or is that not allowed? If so, feel free to not do what I just asked)
     
  6. Seth Buzzard

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    I can see starting with M.A.R.S. because then they can show Cobra as it’s just starting out. I would think it would take time to put together a group the size of Cobra to build up to the point of being the threat we think of It as. Perhaps Destro is still a little unsure of working with them but after having a run in with the Joes that makes up his mined for him.

    I hope they keep a mask on the dude, because for one he’s going to be friggin’ Destro and to he looks a little to pretty boy for the part.
     
  7. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    Apparently it will be Joseph Gordon-Levitt from such fame as 3rd Rock from the son and 10 Things I Hate About You. His character was once a Joe.

    It's honestly one of only casting choices I'm not entirely crazy about.
     
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    Stage actors are great in getting charachter development, he could be a surprisingly good villain.
     
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    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    If he can hit the right amount of regal badassery, he could work. :) 
     

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