Whoever said G.I. Joe’s were toys never told John McClane.
Action star Bruce Willis is in talks to join the cast of G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, with the veteran action joining Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson and RZA as new cast members to the franchise. While Paramount studios has declined to comment on the business deal we have learned, thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, that Willis is in negotiations to play General Joe Colton. If that name sounds familiar to G.I. Joe nerds it should, Joe Colton is the original Joe.
For those that don’t know the man known as Joe Colton , he was the first to get the handle G.I. Joe back in the 1980’s comic book series. First called the ultimate freedom fighting force, his unit later becomes the G.I. Joe strike team. This guy make Snake Eyes look like a bitch.
If Bruce does sign on to join the Jon M. Chu directed movie before it starts filming in October then this will give the Lorenzo di Bonaventura-produced action movie the much needed run for it’s money.
Personally having Willis play the number one Joe would be an added boost to the franchise….. as long as they let him keep that kung-fu grip. We’ll have to wait and see.
G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation is slated for theaters June 29th, 2012.