Fans were thrilled a month ago when we got our first look at Ray Parks in his Snake Eyes costume from G.I. Joe, and they should be just as happy to see this first shot of Rachel Nichols as Scarlett. Paramount Pictures brings us the picture of Ms. Nichols as the G.I. Joe team's fiery-headed Counter-Intelligence specialist.

Scarlett G.I. Joe

Scarlett is one of the primary characters in the G.I. Joe series, and has been romantically linked to Snake Eyes in several versions of the story. She is capable with all modern weapons, but Scarlett's weapon of choice is a specialized crossbow capable of firing trick bolts.

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The movie will be a modern telling of the "G.I. Joe vs. Cobra" storyline and its compelling characters that Hasbro created 25 years ago. The premise of this fantasy is the story of the G.I. Joe team, led by Duke, and their "fight for freedom wherever there is trouble" against the evil Cobra Commander and his Cobra force.

G.I. Joe is currently filming and is scheduled for an August 7, 2009 release. The film stars Ray Parks, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Said Taghmaoui, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Marlon Wayans, Channing Tatum, Dennis Quiad, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Arnold Vosloo, Karolina Isela Kurkov, Byung Hun Lee and Christopher Eccleston.

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