From what we’ve seen thus far, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” has a lot of things going for it. First, there’s that killer trailer, and second, there’s its cast of A-list action stars that include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Bruce Willis.
MTV News was lucky enough to catch up with the action legend recently, and we were able to glean some insider information from Willis regarding the specifics of his character, the expectedly kick-ass General Joseph B. Colton.
“Joe Colton actually is the original G.I. Joe,” Willis explained. “In the story, he started the outfit a long time ago and that outfit is all the kids that have — I mean, they are kids. Everybody is kids to [me], but we had such a great cast in this film, really funny and strong and tough guys and funny guys. Pretty girls and funny at the same time.”
Willis gave a special shout-out to “Friday Night Lights” alum Adrianne Palicki (a.k.a. Lady Jaye) for being especially entertaining during filming.
“That girl cracks me up. She’s so funny. She made me laugh so many times, [she's] just great,” Willis said. “[We've got] action guys that can do things that I would never. I can’t even call myself an action guy. This guy Byung-hun Lee [Storm Shadow] is so great. We’re going to put him in another movie, he’s so great, he’s just awesome.”
In addition to the return of Storm Shadow, the film’s producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura told us that director Jon Chu has added many other elements from that aspect of the franchise. “We got red ninjas. We got Jinx. We have so much martial arts in this movie. It’s really great,” di Bonaventura said.
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