Bruce Willis set for G.I. Joe 2

In talks to play original Joe

Action Sequel G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation is reportedly on the brink of adding a heavyweight name to its cast in the form of Bruce Willis.

According to the Heat Vision blog, Paramount are currently locked in negotiations with the Die Hard star, having reportedly earmarked him for the role of  General Joe Colton.

As seen in the '80s comic-book series, Colton was responsible for founding the G.I. Joe strike team (perhaps better known as the Ultimate Freedom Fighting Force) and the first man to be awarded the moniker G.I. Joe.

Director John M. Chu has assembled a largely new cast for this second crack at the G.I. Joe franchise. Channing Tatum will return to reprise his role as Duke, with Ray Park (Snake Eyes), Byung-hun Lee (Storm Shadow) and Arnold Vosloo (Zartan) all set to recreate their original characters.

However, they'll be joined by a glut of new recruits including Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki and RZA. Ray Stevenson is another new addition, with the Thor star set to play franchise villain Firefly.

It sounds like a good fit for Willis’s grizzled action chops and his addition would hopefully bring some welcome humour to proceedings.

Shooting begins in New Orleans at the end of the month, with the film is pencilled in for a Stateside release of 29 June 2012.

Source: Heat Vision

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    • Toursiveu

      Aug 10th 2011, 12:49

      Isn't this basically the same part that Dennis Quaid played in the first one?

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 10th 2011, 20:08

      Oh Bruce, how your star has diminished :(

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 10th 2011, 22:34

      Dalidab the first one makes no reference to the war in Iraq.

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    • oldirtywag

      Aug 11th 2011, 15:06

      There's only one person on this planet who could find underlying social commentary in a GI Joe film.....

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    • Mattsimus

      Aug 11th 2011, 22:05

      Hahaha the picture looks like Willis just realised his career is about to go down the s*****r following this movie!!!! Dont worry bruce just look forward to The Expendables 2..............

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 11th 2011, 22:08

      LOL Matt I thought the exact same thing.

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 11th 2011, 22:25

      Sorry I forgot how al quaeda in iraq possessed cutting edge combat submarines, had a giant underwater base in antarctica and could melt metal...

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