According to Hisstank, a presentation of the upcoming animated series based on G.I. Joe included a brief clip from an episode that showed Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow battling their enemies on top of a building with a cityscape in the background. The website described Snake Eyes as resembling the Black Power Ranger while Storm Shadow resembled Marvel’s Crossbones. The clip included fireworks in the background, similar to those seen in the opening of the straight-to-video “G.I. Joe: The Movie” from 1987.
If true, a new animated series is likely to include popular characters, of which there are many, as well as some who might not be as familiar to modern audiences. Aside from well-known figures such as Duke, Hawk, Slip Stream, Cobra commander, and The Baroness, a post on the forum Yo Joe! claims there are at least 528 characters in the franchise. Gizmodo reports there are at least 163 action figures available. That means the series writers have plenty of characters and storylines from which to choose.