Basically, it breaks down like this:
Ray Park as Snake Eyes: Okay, this one I get. It makes perfect sense you need an amazing martial artist to play this part. Ray has the right vibe, I would have probably made the exact same casting choice if this were my movie.
Sienna Miller as The Baroness: Okay, I can see this happening.
Sam Worthington as Duke: Again, I can see this as a real possibility. He is a very good actor, and I imagine Duke will have the majority of lines in the film - so this makes sense.
Byun-Hun Lee as Storm Shadow: Again, you need an amazing martial artist, and he fits the bill. Another great casting choice. After all, GIJOE is not just another action movie, it should be the greatest ACTION movie of all time and the greatest ninja movie of all time.
Rachel Nichols as Scarlett: I'm not sure if Rachel Nichols has any background in the martial arts or small arms combat, and I'm not sure if she's a good actor. As it is, I can only think of two reasons she would be offered the part. But, they sure are good reasons.
Said Taghmaoui as Breaker: Uh, yeah Breaker...... whatever. Great choice. I guess.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Heavy Duty: Okay, that tears it! I'm sure this guy is a great actor and everything, but Heavy Duty?!@! WTF!!! is he doing in the GIJOE movie? Do you have any idea how hard it was to even find a picture of "Heavy Duty" on the internet? He was never a part of the cartoon, and has no fans.
Give the people what they want! Give them ROADBLOCK! Roadblock is one of the most popular GIJOE characters ever, to not have him in the movie would be a crime. I also know the perfect person to play him. Think about it, who is:
FAMILIARITY WITH LARGE GUNS
That is right none other than the Mailman himself people - KARL MALONE. He is still in great shape, and born to play this part.
Asked about making movies, the Mailman had this to say:
Karl, a few players have gone on to successful movie careers. If the opportunity presented itself would you give it a try?
Without a doubt, but it'd have to be an action-packed kind of movie. It couldn't be like "Romancing the Stone" or something like that. It'd have to be like an unbelievable green beret rescue action hero -- you know, something like that.
Sounds like the door is wide open. Hollywood, make it happen!