Ray Stevenson has been set to star in another comic adaptation hitting the silver screen. The actor who played the Punisher and most recently appeared in Thor has been set to become one of the first lead villains in Paramount's untitled G.I. Joe sequel. The trades report he will play COBRA operative Firefly, joining the previously confirmed stars Channing Tatum (Duke), Ray Park (Snake Eyes), Dwayne Johnson (Roadblock), Byung Hun-lee (Stormshadow), Elodie Yung (Jinx), Adrianne Palicki (Lady Jaye), RZA (Blind Master) and DJ Cotrona (Flint). Production on the sequel is set to begin shortly under the directing guidance of John Chu (Step Up 3D), based on a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
While we have no plot concept to pass along at the moment, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura recently told MTV Movies that Dwayne Johnson's Roadblock character will be a leading part of the story and "The ninja fans are going to love it. There's a tremendous amount of it. What's interesting is, we both have that going on in the Snake Eyes story, but we've found a way to bring that element into the Joes' story. I think anybody who's a fan of dark, in the middle of the night [action with] a dangerous foe arriving, this is a movie for you."
G.I. Joe 2 will arrive in theaters August 10, 2012.