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First Look: Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock from 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'

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August 16, 2011

Dwayne Johnson in G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Just last night "Justified" and Cowboys & Aliens star Walton Goggins joined the cast of G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, and that comes after last week's cool announcement of Bruce Willis being in talks to play the original G.I. Joe in next summer's action figure sequel. Well, now we have our first look at another of the new cast members from the flick as Dwayne Johnson posted a picture of himself as Roadblock from the set on his own Twitter page. Johnson said: "1st day of shooting. 110 degrees. Bring it." This looks like it could just as easily be from Fast Five, but Johnson still looks like he's ready to kick some ass. Photo below!

Here's our first look at Dwayne Johnson in G.I. Joe: Retaliation (click for much larger version):

First Look - Dwayne Johnson in G.I. Joe: Retaliation

G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation is being directed by Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2 & 3D, "The LXD", Justin Bieber: Never Say Never) from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick. Channing Tatum returns as Duke, along with Ray Park as Snake Eyes and Lee Byung-hun as Storm Shadow. Other newcomers to the cast include Bruce Willis as General Joseph B. Colton, Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, Ray Stevenson as Firefly, Joseph Mazzello as Mouse, Arnold Vosloo as Zartan, D.J. Cotrona as Flint, and RZA as the Blind Master. Production begins later this month in New Orleans, as Paramount is planning to release G.I. Joe: Retaliation starting on June 29th, 2012 next summer. Thoughts?

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  • Anonymous
    Awesome...
  • He looks like ............. Dwayne Johnson in fabulous Dwayne Johnson gear ...
  • Uhmm Dunno... not very impresive yet
    • Anonymous
      Whaaaa? Its the rock! He could be dressed as a tooth fairy and still....bad example, bit still man crushing on him.
  • spyder
    Thats uber cool!
  • http://www.yojoe.com/action/84/roadblock.shtml hmm, I guess maybe he can be roadblock, he definitely has the size and attitude anyway.
    • Anonymous
      He doesnt talk in rhymes tho!  (HA!!)   Road block is and was my fav joe.   
  • I guess The Rock can fill Roadblock's shoes but would have loved Terry Crews instead. http://media.photobucket.com/image/gi%20joe%20roadblock/nerosday/ResoluteRoadblockPosed-1.jpg
    • Anonymous
      HELLZ YES....  You nailed it.    but he's already kind of the Roadblock of the expendables, so he's even more badass in my mind. (silver lining!) 
  • Anonymous
    He needs a .50 cal browning  😉   Roadblock was a bit charismatic and I think the Rock can bring it!    
  • Anonymous
    Get rid of Channing and the whole thing will be so much better
    • Judasbarronx1
      Yeah he can't act worth a shit. So... ONE dimensional and dry.
      • silver
        yes this please.
  • Mrgdarknight
    Who is Walton Goggins playing?
  • Yeah, 'cause this couldn't be any other movie? I thought ya'll don't post stupid pointless things.
  • Craig
    By adding Dwayne Johnson to the cast, are they admitting that they are actively engaged in trying to make this movie even worse than the first one?
  • Anonymous
    REALLY? "Other newcomers to the cast include... Arnold Vosloo as Zartan..." REALLY? He had the best small-part in the movie; and he was even a major plot point. Come on, Imhotep deserves better (recognition).
  • Det John Stone
    Excited to see DJ Cotrona kick a$$.  He killed it on Detroit 187 and should brings the ruckus to Cobra.  

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