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.