The first images of Cobra Commander from the upcoming G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra have leaked out onto to the Net, and trust me when I tell you: you’ve never seen Cobra Commander look like this before!

So has director Stephen Sommers has gotten at least Cobra Commander right in his adaptation of G.I. Joe? Have a look for yourself!

Cobra Commander (Right) trapped in packaging with his nemesis, Duke

A better look at the Commander (and a hint at what Destro will look like as a metal-head).

Told you you’ve never seen the big snake looking quite like this! Apparently this action figure is a perfect replica of what we can expect to see on the big screen! (Ok, so obviously I’m kidding).

While we only have this action figure to judge by, the film’s take on Cobra Commander seems to suggest that he’s the victim of some horrible chemical accident, who can only sustain himself by wearing a life-support suit. (At least that’s my best guesstimate.)

Rumors have been swirling for some time that one focus of G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra will be the character played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The character has been described as an ex-Joe with a very, very, dark side to him.

So will Gordon-Levitt end up looking like this toy Cobra Commander by the time the end credits roll on Rise of Cobra? As my mother would say, “The proof is in the plastic.” (Okay, so my mother never said that, but why make the action figure if the character doesn’t exist in the film?)

Wow, it seems that comic book filmmakers can’t keep anything under wraps these days. Even if they don’t let info leak from the set, once the marketing machine revs up, and the toys start rolling off the assembly line, any secrets doesn’t stay secret very long. Just look at all the surprises from Transformers 2 that have recently been spoiled because of their toy counterparts

We’ll all know the secret of Cobra Commander for sure once G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra hits theaters on August 7, 2009. For now, take another look at the pics and let us know what you think.

Source: Ain’t It Cool News