Whether it’s called “Cobra Strikes,” “Retaliation” or something else entirely, one thing is for sure — there’s a “G.I. Joe” sequel in the works, and The Rock is going to be a badass in it. Need further proof? Just check out this new photo that Dwayne Johnson tweeted earlier today from the “G.I. Joe” set:
Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? I can — and it smells like awesome sauce.
Johnson stars in “G.I. Joe 2” as Roadblock, a fan-favorite member of the Joe squad famous for his fine cooking, his tendency to rhyme all the time, and his use of heavy weaponry for any and all combat situations. In other words, it’s a role that has plenty of meat for Johnson to sink his teeth into and one that’s going to be at the absolute forefront of the new “Joe” movie, according to producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
“It’s a full-on lead role,” he told MTV News earlier this summer while promoting the latest “Transformers” movie. “Rock is such a great character to have in ’G.I. Joe.’ It’s an amazing combination. We would not be very good if we didn’t fully utilize him, so he’s going to have a lot of things to do. It is an ensemble movie, so you have other characters certainly playing it out.”
In addition to Johnson, the “G.I. Joe” sequel stars returning players Channing Tatum and Ray Park, plus new actors Adrianne Palicki, Elodie Yung, Walton Goggins and Bruce Willis.
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