RZA and D.J. Cotrona Are Also Joining the Ranks of 'G.I. Joe' Sequel

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.

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Jimmy Love on Jun 28, 2011


Please don't make this movie. The Rock can do a much better action movie, too.

Meow on Jun 28, 2011


Bobby Digital!!

jah p on Jun 28, 2011


Why is JGL not returning? Is he not under contract to return?

WB Exec on Jun 28, 2011


He isn't returning because he knows the movie is going to blow just like the first one did.

JP on Jun 28, 2011


Thanks JP But is he not contractually obligated to return?

WB Exec on Jun 28, 2011


The Rock as Roadblock could definitely work and Cotrona does look kind of like Flint, but I can think of other Joes he looks more like. I'd rather they just lay this to rest. After the first movie I don't know how this could get worse, but I'm sure we'll see how when this is finished.

PyroDark on Jun 28, 2011


This movie is so bad it just turned into Resident Evil

Anonymous on Jun 28, 2011


My first thought at seeing this headline: Who? And who cares?

Andy Ortega on Jun 28, 2011


WTF u dont know RZA get the hell out of here

mace on Jun 28, 2011


Little group called Wu-Tang.  If your not too busy with your lil wayne cd check them out.

Nrgree2 on Jun 28, 2011


Don't listen to rap at all. I would assume that both those "artist" are rap? They have no talent names so I would assume.

Andy Ortega on Jun 28, 2011


what a stupid reply back. Rza is talent the guy was involved in the Kill Bill 1 & 2 Soundtrack and many others. plus his a proud Geek

mace on Jun 28, 2011


Why do they get Crappy Directors to do shows like this? I mean seriously, GI Joe was like one of the many Iconic things of the 80's, I think it should get more Credit and better People to make it. Bringing the Rock on to do this was a good idea, however it should have better actors than Channing freaking Tatum.  That guys acting is all kinds of terrible.  Also it shouldn't be focused on Snake Eyes, Theirs More GI Joe's than just Snake Eyes. I know Snake Eyes was the best Part of the first one but c'mon,  that doesn't mean they have to make a second focused mainly on him. 

Rooneyman on Jun 28, 2011


disappointing. i mean, GI Joe was a cult-cartoon back in the 80's. Back then, it gave a real hero-complex relationship on the fight against evil... in fact it was subtitled "the real american hero" but the latter was dropped for obvious reasons. When they made the first film, it did not presented the cartoon the way it should and must be. Please, reboot this as soon possible and do it right. Enough of much CGs...

Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011


KILLAH BEES ON THA SWARM. Fuck anybody who isn't excited to see the riza in a film.

Lebowski on Jun 29, 2011


Lol@ Jimmy , thats what i was gonna say !

Wesker on Jun 29, 2011


Yay, an article about GI Joe from Anderton that doesnt mention his disdain for Tatum.

GoonieDog on Jun 30, 2011

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