Here is a one rumor I am pleasantly surprised by — and really hope is true. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bruce Willis is, at this very moment, in negotiations to star in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.”
If true, this is good … this is very good. They wanted to reinvigorate the series, and they weren’t kidding. In my opinion, they are definitely going about it the right way. I watched the first movie, and although it was fun, I had a mile-long list of complaints about it. Now, they got a new director, new writers, and got rid of most of the original cast.
For the sequel, they brought in Dwayne Johnson, which I felt was a strategically great cast choice. Then, they brought in Ray Stevenson, who is no stranger to action movies. Then we got Adrianne Palicki, who I just love, and, of course, Channing Tatum is returning from the first movie.
But getting their hands on Bruce Willis would really give the film-makers that missing touch that I am sure they are looking for.
THR also scooped he will playing “General Joe Colton, the man who in 1980s comic books starts the G.I. Joe strike team, called the ultimate freedom fighting force, and got the handle G.I. Joe.”
Willis does seem to be everywhere lately. I mean go ahead and Google his upcoming movies and you will see the list is endless. But, if “Joe” can nab him for even just a quick scene, this will give the movie a more respectable feel for sure. What do you think?
Jon M. Chu is directing and filming begins this month in New Orleans for a June 29, 2012, date.
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