Dwayne Johnson in Talks to Play Roadblock in G.I. Joe Sequel

After his turn as a heavily greased up, walking human tank in Justin Lin’s “Fast Five”, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is now in talks to join Jon Chu’s “G.I. Joe” sequel for Paramount, playing a (we presume) heavily greased up, walking human machinegun. (The sequel, as previously reported, will be called “G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes”.)

Johnson will be playing a character named Roadblock, who in G.I. Joe lore is a big black dude with a big ass machinegun, not to be confused with Heavy Duty played by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as a big black dude with a machinegun in the first movie.

Chu, who has helmed a couple of “Step Up” movies, will be directing, with Channing Tatum and Ray Park expected back as Duke and Snake Eyes, respectively, and Byung-hun Lee returning as the villain Storm Shadow. Everyone else, though, is fair game.



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

    Heavy Duty and Roadblock were cousins (or was it that he was Roadbloak’s nephew) in the comics. I can see this. At least he’d inject the franchise with some much needed adrenaline.

    • Juggernaut

      Absolutely! After seeing him infuse the Fast series with ass kickery (is that a word?) At least from that pic Johnson looks spot on. I know that in the comics and cartoon he was darker but, as I stated in another post, that is no reason not to see the film or endorse his casting. Many liberties have been taken with a lot more iconic and beloved characters. I say BRING IT!

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

        Plus his lighter skin tone will differentiate him from Heavy Duty so people don’t think itsthe same character. Having the Rock on board may push the movie in a tighter direction.

        Sent on the go.

        • Juggernaut

          Agreed. Hopefully they’ll cast some more good actors and deliver a solid script.

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

    Heavy Duty and Roadblock were cousins (or was it that he was Roadbloak’s nephew) in the comics. I can see this. At least he’d inject the franchise with some much needed adrenaline.

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

    Heavy Duty and Roadblock were cousins (or was it that he was Roadbloak’s nephew) in the comics. I can see this. At least he’d inject the franchise with some much needed adrenaline.