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That’s been a bone of contention among fans for quite a while now…just how threatening IS Cobra Commander?  If you can get past his numerous bodyguards, mercenaries, ninjas, and leather clad females, is he ripe for the taking?  So far, the answer has really been “yes”.  Sure, he had his trusty battle armor in 1987, but you figure anyone who needs layers of titanium and kevlar to fight back just might be a bit of a wuss.

Well, that may not be the case in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  Cobra Commander just might be a mastermind, and a powerhouse.  MTV spoke with Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson, who referenced “Cobra” a few times during the interview.  Of course, it’s uncertain whether he was talking about Cobra Commander specifically, or more likely Cobra themselves as a whole.  Check out that interview here, or embedded below.

Along with The Rock, MTV also interviewed Jon Chu, who had several things to say about reinventing Cobra Commander.  It sounds like the production team behind the G.I. Joe sequel certainly understands the importance of a well done Cobra Commander to the franchise and chose to essentially rebuild the character from scratch.  It certainly sounds like they’ve got some interesting ideas with his voice, too..  check it out right here, or embedded below.