Arnold Vosloo is Zartan in G.I. Joe

Looks like the “G.I. Joe” movie is revving up production big time, with the earlier announcement of Channing Tatum picking up the Duke character, and now IESB has news that “Joe” director Stephen Sommers has reached back into his “Mummy” days for the actor he wants to play Zartan: Arnold Vosloo, the Mummy himself.

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Zartan is a bit of a chameleon and can imitate anyone to an exact physical and vocal likeness. In the cartoon and comics his chameleon-like abilities were done through a mix of holograms, illusions and hypnosis.

Zartan is also fluent in twenty languages and dialects, a ventriloquist, an expert martial artist, master archer and the leader of the biker gang known as the Dreadnoks who also suffers from Paranoid Schizophrenia and Multiple Personality Disorder.

The other members of the Dreadnoks, Buzzer, Ripper, Monkeywrench, Zarana, Road Pig, Zanya, Zandar, Thrasher or Torch are not expected to make an appearance in the live action film.

Is it me, or is “G.I. Joe” getting pretty stuffed with big characters already? It feels like Sommers and company are intent on jamming every single character that ever appeared in the Joe mythos into the movie.

Is it wrong that all I want from my “G.I. Joe” movie are scenes of Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow kicking ass?

Arnold Vosloo is Zartan in G.I. Joe