Ray played Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace so we know he’s got the mad ninja skills. You might recall the final fight scene where Darth Maul takes on two jedis at once. Ahh yeah.
I’m keen to see how the costuming looks for Storm Shadow and the rest of the characters too, especially Scarlett and Baroness.
Larry Hama, who’s famous in the G.I. Joe universe for his involvement in the comic books (amongst other things x3) has hinted that there’ll be replica swords available in his release to Ain’t It Cool News. Considering that two of the main characters are ninjas, this is both sensible and cool.
Larry Hama is known as the “father” of the 3 3/4″ Gi Joe figures (he had nothing to do with the 12″ Gi Joe of the 1960-70s). Larry came up with the names for the figures, vehicles and wrote the filecards that came on the back of the cards. He also wrote all 155 issues of the Gi Joe comic book which spanned from June 1982 to December 1994.
… so as you can see, it would have been sacrilegious to not have Larry involved.
The movie is scheduled for release in August 2009 and filming is currently in progress. In the meantime you can use this high-res version as your background: