G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation rumors have been swirling the past few weeks, with plot details and casting news and now the latest news is that actor Bruce Willis is in talks to play General Joe Colton or for the fans out there, “the original Joe”. This character apparently appeared in the comics and founded the group! I’ve never been a fan of the comics or the toys or any of that stuff and I honestly really didn’t enjoy the first film at all, but this second one just keeps piling on people. The cast right now consists of Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Ray Stevenson, RZA, Adrianne Palicki, Elodie Yung and D.J. Cotrona.
Just seeing Ray Stevenson‘s name on the cast list makes me happy and the addition of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is always great for an action heavy film. As a matter of fact, Dwayne Johnson tweeted a picture of himself playing the character Roadblock. Check it out below.
Johnson did great in Fast Five, he really fit the bill for that series and I think that maybe he can bring some enjoyment to the second G.I. Joe film. Jon. M Chou will direct the film, which should start filming at the end of the month with a June 29th. 2012 release date.
Check back for more info as we get it!
(via The Film Stage)