Ray Stevenson Will Punish the G.I. Joe Sequel

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Ray Stevenson is big and mean and he can play many things, but a “ninja master”? That’s a bit of a stretch. Of course, his character in “Joe” canon may be “saboteur, ninja master and explosives expert”, but I’ll go out on a limb that they’ll snip the ninja part (possibly replacing it with badass masked guy) when Stevenson joins the cast of Jon Chu’s “G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes”.

The former “Punisher” leading man will play a villain name Firefly in the sequel. More on the character:

Firefly’s given name is unknown. Even Cobra Commander doesn’t know his real name or what he looks like. Firefly is a ninja master, a saboteur, and an expert in all NATO and Warsaw Pact explosives and detonators. He always places his charges in the proper location for maximum damage. His fees are paid into a numbered Swiss bank account, and are always paid in advance. He makes no guarantees, and gives no refunds.

Firefly also tends to go together with Black Out and Munitia as H.I.S.S. (short for Hierarchy of Infiltration, Stealth, and Sabotage).

The role will pit Stevenson against “Joe” returnees Channing Tatum as Duke and Ray Park as Snake Eyes, along with newcomers Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Roadblock, Elodie Yung as Jinx, D.J. Cotrona as Flint, and more recently, former “Wonder Woman” Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye.

Chu is scheduled to start production on “Rise of Cobra” in Louisiana by the end of the Summer for a 2012 release date.

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  • Wildbullagow

    Awesome! Can’t wait! Wish they’d bring back Scarlett, The only thing wrong with the last one (as far as casting) was Marlon Wayans. I also LOVED Baroness. This is BS

  • Dubs

    No serpentor or Pythona?

    Pretty psyched about the sequel think i’m going to play with my action figures today lol!

  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    Is this a real GI Joe character?

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Yep.

  • Anonymous

    Just bring back his Punisher costume, paint out the skull, and you’re halfway there

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

    Not bad. Firefly is defibitely a cool character. I agree he’ll probably be just a badass explosives and demolition expert.

  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    Shouldn’t he be whatever he is originally? I don’t really know what that is, but I’m for staying as true to the source material as possible.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Yeah, but Stevenson is a huge guy. Not exactly “ninja” material.

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

        No. I don’t think he makes a good ninja. Could be wrong I guess, just your stereotypical ninja is usually more compact…probably helps with the stealth factor.

  • Juggernaut

    Great character! Good actor. This sequel may be worth seeing after all.

  • foololdman

    FIrefly is not a ninja He is a saboteur, expert on explosive and demolition.