Bruce Willis In Talks to Play the Original G.I. Joe

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I guess if you’re looking for the original action hero for your movie, you can’t possibly go wrong with Bruce Willis. He is, after all, one of the original Hollywood action heroes.

The “Die Hard” star is currently in negotiations to play the original G.J. Joe, General Joe Colton, the man who assembled the Joes together for the very first time, in Paramount’s sequel to 2009’s less-than well-received “G.I. Joe”. If you’re wondering why there’s going to be a sequel to such a badly received film, here’s a hint: the original has gone on to make $302 million worldwide, and over $70 million from U.S. DVD sales alone. Any more questions?

Jon Chu (of “Step Up” movies fame) is directing the Joe sequel, titled, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”. The sequel brings back Channing Tatum as Duke, Ray Park as Snake Eyes, and Byung-hun Lee as Storm Shadow, but will be adding new castmembers Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock, Elodie Yung as Jinx, Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, Joseph Mazzello as Mouse, and Ray Stevenson as bad guy Firefly.

Production on “Retaliation” is set for later this month in New Orleans for a June 29, 2012 release.

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  • Juggernaut

    I’m really surprised at the level of talent that a sequel to such a horrible film is able to attract. This one actually seems like it is stacked!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Agreed. This may actually be one of the very few cases where a sequel is much better than the original

      • Anonymous

        Except that it’s a late August start date for a release date in late June next year. Going to be tight. “X-Men: First Class” pulled off a tight schedule, but it still had some wonky effect shots and script issues, plus Jon Chu ain’t no Matt Vaughn. But still hoping it’ll be ninja-tastic.

        • Juggernaut

          I’m not expecting Godfather 2 or anything just something better than the first! Lol.

          • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

            Man, I could probably make it better than the first one. Your expectations are too low. It should be at least twice as good as the first one.

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          Will still be better than first one.

          Sent on the go!