Joseph Mazzello Joins the Ranks of 'G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes'

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Hey, it's the "Jurassic Park" kid, all grown up!

Okay, that's not fair. Joseph Mazzello has appeared in some pretty notable projects since running from dinosaurs in Steven Spielberg's sci-fi thriller, including "The Pacific" and "The Social Network." It's not like he's been missing since 1993 or anything.

Nor will he start disappearing any time soon, as he's set to trade dinosaurs for snakes in the role of Mouse in "G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes," according to Deadline.

Wait a minute... who in the heck is Mouse?

The hardest of the hardcore "Joe" fans will remember Mouse as a member of "Sgt. Savage and His Screaming Eagles," a short-lived spin-off toyline released in the mid-'90s. Sgt. Savage was a WWII hero who was frozen and then re-awakened in the present day (sound familiar?), where he joins the Joes and is assigned his own splinter team, the Screaming Eagles.

A single 30-minute cartoon was produced to promote the toys and was sold with some of the action figures. Mouse was the code name of Morris L. Sanderson, the team's head hacker.

The sequel has definitely scored some street cred points by including such an obscure character!

Joseph Mazzello joins a cast of new recruits that includes Dwayne Johnson, Ray Stevenson, Adrianne Palicki, Elodie Yung, D.J. Cotrona and RZA. Channing Tatum, Ray Park and Byung-hun Lee will be reprising their roles from "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra."

"G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes" will hit theaters on Aug. 10, 2012.