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Christopher Eccleston Adds Major Geek Cred to G.I. Joe Cast as Destro

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageSource: Hollywood Reporter

Former Doctor Who and Heroes star Christopher Eccleston has replaced David Murray as Destro in Stephen Sommers’ upcoming movie G.I. Joe.

I’m still not sure why they’re casting Brits in this role instead of, say, Michael Clarke Duncan, but it’s their movie. Eccleston’s great under any circumstances, including his crackerjack work in Doctor Who.

But you know what movie I’d still like to see? A Star Wars prequel that featured Eccleston as a young Grand Moff Tarkin. I remember hearing rumors he had been cast – hell, I even remember seeing him in make-up – but we all know what became of Revenge of the Sith (and Tarkin’s role in it).


Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet,, Offscreen, and He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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