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Willis Joins G.I. JOE Sequel

Bruce Willis will play the first Joe in Jon Chu's G.I. Joe sequel.

By Jarrod Sarafin     August 21, 2011
Source: Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne Johnson

Bruce Willis as John McClane in LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD (2007).
© 20th Century Fox

After nearly a month of hearing reports that Bruce Willis could play the first Joe, General Joe Colton, in Paramount Pictures' fast-tracking G.I. Joe sequel, it seems to be a done deal this weekend. It began with the Hollywood Reporter confirming the veteran action star officially entered negotiations to join Jon Chu's production and ended with a tweet from Dwayne Johnson welcoming him to the cast.

"Welcome brother Bruce Willis to the cast of GI Joe! What an honor." said Dwayne to his fans. That would be Johnson's second "Joe" tweet of the week behind the first look image of his Roadblock character.

As it currently stands the casting for G.I. Joe 2 has Channing Tatum (Duke), Dwayne Johnson (Roadblock), Ray Park (Snake Eyes), Byung Hun-lee (Stormshadow), Elodie Yung (Jinx), Adrianne Palicki (Lady Jaye), Ray Stevenson (Firefly), RZA (Blind Master), DJ Cotrona (Flint), Joseph Mazzello (Mouse), Walton Goggins (Warden Nigel James) and Bruce Willis (General Joe Colton). Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick penned the screenplay.

G.I. Joe 2 will hit theaters June 29, 2012.


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ActionMovieGod 8/21/2011 3:55:33 PM

Sweetness bring on the Big dogs!!!

wessmith1966 8/21/2011 5:05:22 PM

Nice casting. I'm really hoping this is better than the first movie.

stew12 8/21/2011 6:40:03 PM

I just thought about the first movie, and it made me throw up in my mouth a little bit.

What a horrible mess that was.

RaithManan 8/21/2011 7:41:40 PM

If I recall and I'm not totally positive, that Bruce Willis potentially being the first Joe was originally pitched for the first film, just didn't go into that direction in the finalized drafts.

xJokersxWildx 8/22/2011 5:51:35 AM

Nice he gets to star with Channing Tatum haha Everyone loves Channing =)

i wish cobra commander wore the clan hood tho. It's not cobra commander without the hood over his head or even the helmet with the shiney face shield.


Wiseguy 8/22/2011 6:37:06 AM

The sequel keeps looking better. Thoroughly enjoyed the first and looking forward to this

Still, which one doesn't belong; 1-Channing Tatum  2- Bruce Willis  3-Dwayne Johnson  4-Walton Goggins

Whiskeymovie 8/22/2011 7:12:34 AM

Walton Goggins....What is his claim to fame? The crazy train robber with Owen Wilson in Shaghai Noon?

I don't hate Channing Tatum, nor do I really like him, he's just there...I am not usually a hater anyway. If someone annoys me, I just don't watch them......but this should be awesome,,,I loved the first one,,,can't wait to see what they deliver for the sequel,,,,cast sounds good,,,too bad Marlon Wayans isn't coming back,,,I actualy liked him.

aegrant 8/22/2011 7:19:42 AM

I agree Wiseguy, this is looking better all the time. Maybe Tatum will be moved to a minor role player in this edition of the movie, that way here can learn from the real action stars on how to make a movie of this genre... Yippie Kai Yea!

Wiseguy 8/22/2011 7:43:08 AM

I actually don't hate Tatum but he delivers his lines almost as if he's reading them instead of feeling them. Look the cat is still fairly new so he has plenty of room to imp[rove but barring that I hope aegrant is right and they diminish his role a bit

gauleyboy420 8/22/2011 8:16:29 AM

Two Words,

F*ck - YES!!!

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