Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in 2009's G.I. Joe movie. The young actor is taking on the role of Cobra Commander.
He recently talked to MTV News about the iconic part and how writers have penned it for him.
“The cool thing about my character was that it’s not that digital,” said Gordon-Levitt, adding that he underwent significant changes to adapt to the role. “I get to put hours of prosthetic makeup on and see a different creature altogether. I’ve seen how he looks and it’s really cool.”
As for the movie itself, Gordon-Levitt said this version of G.I. Joe will carve out its own niche on the franchise.
“Everything is different,” he said. “I think it maintains the spirit of it and all the fun, but it brings the character into three dimensions. It wouldn’t look good if you did an exact replica of the cartoon. You wouldn’t want me wearing a skin-tight bright-blue dictator’s uniform. It would look silly."