"From here on out, GI Joe has a new, global mandate. In this new world, where the Earth is beset on all sides by magical shapeshifters, by giant robots from space, by tiny people from another dimension, by Space Knights…its the Joes who are the champions and defenders of humanity and Earth as a whole. That means that we’ll be moving away from a team that exists to protect America’s interests, and toward one that defends and safeguards the Earth as a whole. And since they’ll be doing so in a world filled with such weird stuff… things are going start feeling less Sgt. Rock and more Challengers of the Unknown.
We’re bringing back the lasers, we’re putting a giant robot on the team, and we’re leaning fully into what have always been Giannis and my favorite parts of the series: Those weird science fiction elements. Most importantly though, its the tone and approach of the series that’s going to feel new, but also familiar to anyone who grew up with the Sunbow cartoons. This new GI Joe is, above all else, aspirational. These aren’t grimdark characters confronted with the grisly reality of war and combat — that’s so very far removed from what people want from the franchise. They are passionate, talented, excited young people, whose actions are rooted in a heartfelt desire to make the world a better place."
- Aubrey Sitterson( Read more... )