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