April 18, 2009 06:37:09 GMT
'Miracle at St. Anna' actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks about how Cobra Commander won't look like in 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' and recalls why he signed for the live-action movie.
While many of "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" characters have been uncovered previously, there are yet clues on how Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Cobra Commander will look like. However, when talking to Associated Press about the character's new action figure in which the character's hood has been replaced with a scuba-like mask, the 28-year-old actor has finally shed a ray of light.
"That toy is not my face. It's a mask. I like that I get to keep my face," he insisted, explaining. "It has less to do with me and more to do with this character that I helped create. That's more thrilling to me. It's this thing that was born out of a creative, collaborative process between me and a bunch of other people that all worked on creating this character."
On the occasion, the Tim Boyle of "Miracle at St. Anna" also shared on what urged him to take on the role of this particular baddie. "The way the character looks, that's what ultimately convinced me to do the part," he noted. "I saw the designs and drawings of the way they interpreted my character for this movie - the costume, the whole getup - and I was like, 'Oh, wow. I get to be that guy? Fantastic. Sign me up. Please. Thank you.'"
"G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" itself is based on the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toy franchise. Directed by "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" producer Stephen Sommers, it stars Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Dennis Quaid, Marlon Wayans, Rachel Nichols, Arnold Vosloo and Said Taghmaoui among others. The action adventure has been set to arrive in U.S. theaters on August 7.