Channing Tatum Cast As Duke In G.I. Joe

Chnning-TatumWell it looks like they have cast Duke for the upcoming G.I. Joe film, we get the scoop today thanks to our friends at ropeofsilicon:

Ain’t It Cool News is reporting that Channing Tatum is set to take the lead of the Joe’s in Paramount’s G.I. Joe for director Stephen Sommers. The site reports they have been told a press release will be going out to the trades Monday afternoon reporting the news confirming the Step Up star will be taking one of fanboy’s most coveted roles.

Well, I was certainly hoping for a bigger name, and someone older when it came to Duke…but god damn, it sure looks like Tatum can rock an outstanding flat top haircut. He also looks solid in the trailer for Stop Loss. I must admit, I do not know enough about this guy to have a solid opinion either way, but he fits the bill physically – and that is a step in the right direction.

I am still very skeptical about this film. I want it to be awesome more than I want world peace, and I hope it delivers the goods. Tons of horrible rumors have been swirling around since news of this film began, and most people are not expecting much.

Just the other day I was reminiscing about the Dreadnaughts’ rock band Cold Slither, and started to hum the song to myself. G.I. Joe had gobs of great episodes and I have fond memories of the series. Since I was a child I have wanted to see a live action movie of the show (even more than Transformers) and I pray to all the gods of olympus that it is an enjoyable experience. I reluctantly hope for the best, and until then …..

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