RZA and D.J. Cotrona Are Also Joining the Ranks of 'G.I. Joe' Sequel
by Ethan Anderton
June 28, 2011
Earlier this month we found out Dwayne Johnson was going to lend his muscle to the action figure sequel G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes. The actor would be one of many new talents joining Channing Tatum, one of the few returning cast members from the first film. Now two more names are lining up for some action as Heat Vision reports rapper-turned-actor RZA (above) and "Detroit 1-8-7" star D.J. Cotrona are both negotiating to star in the film. Though we don't know the full story yet, the title suggests an active role for Cobra Commander despite that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will not be reprising his villainous role from the first.
RZA will be playing a martial arts master named the Blind Master who in the past trained Joe commandoes Snake-Eyes and Jinx (Elodie Yung) while Cotrona will play Flint, a Joe soldier known best for his trust shotgun and beret. There's been rumblings that the film will focus on the history between Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow, but there's likely more than that in store. Jon Chu, director of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Step Up 2: The Streets, is attached to direct the film in 3D, and there's likely a whole slew of cast members yet to come since these films are made for an ensemble cast. I'm not sure if there's any names that can get me excited about a G.I. Joe sequel, but we'll find out sooner than later.