Producer Promises Assloads of Ninjas, The Rock in G.I. Joe Sequel

The boys at MTV caught up with uber producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura at the New York premiere of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and tossed him some “G.I. Joe 2” questions. According to Bonaventura, The Rock’s role as Roadblock in the movie won’t be a background/supporting character, but more along the lines of a leading character next to Snake Eyes.

He also promises fans of ninja action that there will be plenty of ninjas and ninja-related action in the sequel, set to be directed by Jon Chu of “Step Up” fame. Does this mean less comedy relief ala Marlon Wayans? One can only hope.

Besides Ray Park back as Snake Eyes and Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock, the sequel will also return Channing Tatum as Duke and Byung-hun Lee as Storm Shadow. Other new additions will include Elodie Yung as Snake Eyes’ fellow ninja Jinx, with rapper RZA as their ninja master, and D.J. Cotrona as the shotgun-carrying Flint.

Look for the Joes to return in 2012.