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Published on August 10th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Christopher Eccleston in G.I. Joe Movie

Ninth Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston is currently co-starring in the live action movie based on the G.I. Joe toy range – and G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra is currently riding high in the US box office as the top movie over the last week.

Former Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston as James McMullen/Destro in G.I. Joe: The Rise Of CobraEccleston plays a key character – the main villain, James McMullen who is also the major Cobra villain, Destro!

What this means for the movies future as an ongoing film franchise is unclear however – Christopher Eccleston is of course notoriously non-commital on long running projects and after taking a few months to film G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra who knows if he will return to play McMullen/Destro in any future installments?

Bearing in mind of course that Destro is a masked character, there is plenty of scope for the former Doctor Who star to appear minimally or not at all in any sequels.

Incidentally, Cobra features a team member known as “The Doctor”…

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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