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