Knowing Is Half The Battle: How Do G.I. Joe Characters From The Cartoons And The Films Stack Up?

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G.I. Joe fans have been patiently counting down the days until the March 29 release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation ever since it got bumped from last summer’s release schedule. Early word on the street is that director Jon M. Chu‘s movie is a bit more faithful to the comic book and cartoon origins from the 1980s than the last film, G.I. Joe: Rise Of Cobra, was.

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The new film stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Channing Tatum, is looks to be on track to take home the top spot at the box office this weekend. In preparation for this film’s release, we took a nostalgic trip down memory lane to create this Then & Now gallery of images that feature the characters as they appeared in the cartoon that we all used to watch after school paired up with the actors cast to portray them in both films. Remember, knowing is half the battle!

[Photo Credits: Electronic Cerebrectomy and Hisstank for the Hasbro cartoon images, Paramount Pictures for the movie stills]

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