Ray Stevenson to Play Cobra Villain Firefly in Jon M. Chu's 'G.I. Joe 2'

July 8, 2011
Source: THR

Ray Stevenson

"He always places his charges in the proper location for maximum damage." Yes he does. THR is reporting that actor Ray Stevenson, who has played characters like Dagonet, Murlaugh, Volstagg, Titus Pullo and Frank Castle, has been cast in the upcoming G.I. Joe 2 as the Cobra villain only known as Firefly - a ninja master, a saboteur, and an expert in all NATO and Warsaw Pact explosives and detonators. Channing Tatum is returning and Dwayne Johnson recently joined the cast, as did Adrianne Palicki, D.J. Cotrona and RZA. Step Up 3D director Jon M. Chu will begin shooting the sequel in down Louisiana at the end of this summer.

I love the descriptions for Firefly on Wikipedia, he sounds badass. "Firefly's given name is unknown. Even Cobra Commander doesn't know his real name or what he looks like… His fees are paid into a numbered Swiss bank account, and are always paid in advance. He makes no guarantees, and gives no refunds." Ray Stevenson has been impressing me quite a bit recently, falling completely into characters like Volstagg in Thor, and I hope he does the same with Firefly. Then again, I'm not looking forward to this sequel yet, but the casting continues to show quite a bit of promise. Especially considering it seems like Sienna Miller, Dennis Quaid and Marlon Wayans are not returning this time around. We'll continue to keep you updated!

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


i'm really hoping for Major Blood and Shipwreck this time around. two of my all time favorites.... and Kurt Russell GODDAMMIT !!!

Astroboy3000 on Jul 9, 2011


Kurt Russell was born to be a GI Joe

Ryan on Jul 9, 2011


Titus Polo: I am going to drink all the wine, smoke all the smoke and fuck every whore in the city. Best character ever. We need another GI Joe movie like we need another sequel to Transformers, POTC and remake. Hollywood stop failing those who truly love film. 

Brandon on Jul 9, 2011


ahem... it's Titus Pullo. 😛

redguy on Jul 11, 2011


The cast seems promising but lets have the movie filmed more like blackhawk down style.

Anonymous on Jul 9, 2011


I thought firefly was the flamethrower guy!?

Jimmy Love on Jul 9, 2011


that is blowtorch

EvilTodd352 on Jul 9, 2011


Hung out with Jon Chu by my condo pool today.. nice guy!

Djscontrino on Jul 9, 2011


We need a serious version of this film. Much like fo the cartoons. Where's Beach Head, Road Block, Gung Ho, Lifeline, Main frame etc.

Anonymous on Jul 11, 2011

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