Bruce Willis In Negotiations To Play Original Joe in ‘G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation’ – Geek Mundo: Straight Outta Comic-Con!

Comic Books, Featured, Movies — By Lexy Luthor–The Geek Mami on August 10, 2011 5:44 am

Bruce Willis has entered negotiations to play the original G.I. Joe, General Joe Colton, in ‘G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation’. General Colton appeared in the 1980s comics as the creator of the G.I. Joe Strike Team:

Willis, if a deal comes together, would play 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.

Jon M. Chu is directing the Lorenzo di Bonaventura-produced action movie, which is bringing a mostly new cast to the franchise. Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson and RZA are among the recruits for the second film.

The movie begins shooting later this month in New Orleans. Paramount has staked out a June 29, 2012 release date.

Via HeatVision

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