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Dwayne Johnson Looks to Join Jon M. Chu's 'G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes'

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June 6, 2011
Source: Deadline

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Finally, some casting news that could actually make a few people excited for once. Deadline is reporting that Dwayne Johnson, who kicked some serious ass in Fast Five earlier this summer, is currently "in talks" to join Paramount's upcoming G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes sequel. Since J.J. Abrams' Star Trek 2 won't make its summer 2012 release, word is that Paramount is readying G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes to fill the spot and that includes rounding up a cast. Finke also says that Channing Tatum, who plays Captain Duke, is "a good bet to return", and that Johnson's character is named Roadblock, who does come from the original series.

Deadline didn't have any other news to report on this sequel. G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes has Jon M. Chu, director of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Step Up 2: The Streets, attached to direct in 3D. The rest of the cast is likely coming together, so we can also expect Byung-hun Lee as Storm Shadow and Ray Park as Snake Eyes to be back as well, but we'll have to wait to hear more. I really didn't like the first G.I. Joe movie at all, but maybe Johnson can bring more of the badass that the first one seemed to be lacking. We'll keep you updated, as it seems that Paramount is pushing ahead with this sequel at full steam. Sound good?

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Reader Feedback - 14 Comments

1

jesus,star trek has not been moved.i love deadline but i dont know why are they pushing it so hard.until they officialy say it,its still on for summer.

easy company on Jun 6, 2011

2

Well, they would need a real director instead of J J Drunk.

Anonymous on Jun 6, 2011

3

Roadblock is one of the joe's he is a stereotypical black guy who rhymes when he speaks I remember him well from the animated movie I owned on VHS.

Dolivares03 on Jun 6, 2011

4

He was also the same voice as the red beat box transformer who spoke in rhymes.  (ha!)

Anonymous on Jun 6, 2011

5

yes he was also blaster

Dolivares03 on Jun 6, 2011

6

Diggin it!  The Rock's a bad ass as clearly demonstrated in Fast 5.  I can totally see him toting around a 50.cal browning...  

Anonymous on Jun 6, 2011

7

Good news for the sequel...

Anonymous on Jun 6, 2011

8

Well, shit. First JGL conned be into watching the first G.I. Joe, and now I have to watch the sequel for Dwayne Johnson! 

Anonymous on Jun 6, 2011

9

JGL? I thought that was Micheal Jackson in the first one.

Anonymous on Jun 7, 2011

10

Okay, NOW this film has my attention.

Big Boss on Jun 6, 2011

11

Get rid of Channing

Anonymous on Jun 6, 2011

12

Rushed. Talented cast not returning. Bring back popular dead villain instead of new one. Adding comic-relief meathead for ticket sales. Bad sign. Started with mediocre movie the first go around. Bad movie.

Anonymous on Jun 7, 2011

13

I for one didn't hate the first movie, the movie fought an uphill battle of trying to include alot of characters and give them their own story arcs all while sticking as close to the original story as possible.....unlike Transformers. I'm excited to see more Snake Eyes fight scenes and Dwayne Johnson is also a plus.

.............. on Jun 7, 2011

14

I can just see The Rock asking "Who wants a body massage?"

TJDL on Jun 7, 2011

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