Straight out of JoeCon 2010, guests were treated to info on the new joe Series, G.I.Joe Renegades.
According to HissTank.com, the animation is similar to how G.I.Joe Resolute looked. It was also announced G.I.Joe Renegades toy line will launch in Fall of next year. The line will be a follow up to G.I.Joe Pursuit of Cobra which will end after next Spring.
Renegades acts as a relaunch with the G.I.Joe Team on the run. You know, being renegade. It will start with a two-part pilot, and continue with twenty-six episodes.
Two stills were shown, but there was no actual footage or sound. Though I can still hear all the original voices in my mind.
The good thing is there will be no “dumbed down” stories as the writing in the series has both young and old fans alike in mind. I’m actually a fan of the movie that came out last year, because it wasn’t dumbed down, and at the same time, aimed at fans and made it okay for young kids. There was no awkward masturbation references I had to explain to later, like there was in “Tranformers”.
Every so often, the JOE franchise has to reinvent itself for a new generation, but Resolute did a great job at not deviating too far from the characters I grew up with, and at the end of the day, that’s all I really ask for.
Hey, at least we’re finally past GI JOE Extreme.