In an interesting development, Gordon-Levitt the 28-year-old actor who plays Cobra Commander in “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” has come out saying that images of the new Cobra Commander action figure which surfaced online lately is not how he’d look in the upcoming film.
“That toy is not my face. It’s a mask. I like that I get to keep my face,” he said. “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.”
Additionally, Levitt explains how the villain’s look was the main reason he signed on for the movie, based on the popular Hasbro toy line.
“The way the character looks, that’s what ultimately convinced me to do the part,” he says. “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: The Rise of Cobra is directed by Stephen Sommers will hit U.S. theaters on August 7, 2009. “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” focuses on an elite G.I. JOE Team that uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer DESTRO and the growing threat of the mysterious COBRA Organization to prevent them from plunging the world into chaos.