Byung-hun Lee is Returning as Storm Shadow for 'G.I. Joe' Sequel

January 17, 2011
Source: THR

Byung-hun Lee

We'll be able to see him in Ji-woon Kim's bloody thriller I Saw the Devil (check out the first poster here) at the Sundance Film Festival very soon, but it looks like Byung-hun Lee (The Good, the Bad, the Weird) is heading back to blockbuster territory. THR says the Korean actor will reprise his role as Storm Shadow, the bad-ass, white clad ninja, for the sequel to 2009's summer tentpole G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra. There's no solid release date for the sequel, but it will apparently hit sometime in the summer of 2012. Apparently Byung-hun is slated to start filming in June, so the timeframe fits for the aforementioned release window.

As for the plot, nothing has been revealed, though we're hoping Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick can craft a better script than the first film. Of course, we're still waiting to find out who will end up directing the sequel. Though we previously heard the original film's director, Stephen Sommers, was going to return for the sequel, we recently found out that he will not sit in the director's chair this time. As for who might be in the running to replace him, we haven't heard yet. Surely Byung-hun Lee won't be the only cast member from the first film returning so stay tuned for more updates on the G.I. Joe sequel. Glad to have Storm Shadow back for G.I. Joe 2?

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  • Enzo
    yes! but didnt they kill him? how they bringing him?
  • Lopezd22
    here we go again, this is so stupid. they killed him. forget george lucas and steven spielberg raping Indiana Jones, lets watch another movie showing the entire GI Joe franchise getting bent over and raped raw
    • Anonymous
      That already happened with the last movie
  • Err, didn't he die?
  • mike
    We only saw him get stabbed and fall into the water. We did not see him actually die. I had no problem with Storm shadow. Snake eyes is the one I think they fucked up.
  • Atg2040
    I thought he got cut in half?? Am I mistaking that for another movie???
  • Jackson
    That entire movie played as if they'd given an 8 year old $170,000,000 to play with.
  • Croniccris
    i couldn't even finish watching the first GI joe so this means nothing to me.... and its coming out in 2012?? LOL there is sooooo many good movies comin out in 2012 this movie is gonna bomb soooo hard...
  • Iggypop
    change the entire FX people. those dunes and the planes were so fake it was so lame... i hope they get this sequel right.
  • Tkaihea
    They didn't kill him - LISTEN UP Here is how it all goes. This is the smartest thing about the movie.. Storm shadow gets stabbed and falls back into the sea now you think he is dead but... Remember Snake Eyes took an oath to never talk until he kills the person who killed his master... Now remember at the end Snake Eyes is asked something but he still doesn't talk... Pretty cool way to say that Storm Shadow is definitely not dead. I really enjoyed the first movie. I liked the fact that it didn't pretend to be anything else then what it was *cough*Transformers*cough*.
    • mike
      Remember Zartan is the one who killed their master. Storm Shadow saw it happen and he joined Cobra get revenge. Snake Eyes doesn't know the real truth of what happened. At least that's the way the original story goes. Who knows how it will play out in the movie. I just hope they take the fake lips off Snake eyes suit. It's like nipples on Batmans suit. A really dumb idea.
  • i wanted him to come back i had a feeling they could 😀 cant wait woohoo!
  • Anonymous
    Anyone who knows anything about the G.I. Joe franchise knows a ninja never really dies. It's all about the mysterious death with Storm Shadow. The movie was pretty true to the comics and series in that regard...
  • Anonymous
    Get rid of Channing. Seriously.




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